Branson in the Spring
It has become traditional, at Gold Crown Travel, that we enjoy the gifts and personality of Branson both in the spring and fall. Both seasons are exceptional, each offering unique and fulfilling experiences for both new and seasoned Branson patrons. This year is no exception as we have prepared an itinerary guaranteed to offer you the best of Branson in the spring.
Monday, April 20, 2020
7:00 AM – Depart Cedar Rapids Sam’s Club behind Burger King
Coffee, rolls and refreshments of choice on board. Additional pick up locations available in route.
10:30 AM – Brunch at Fiddlestiks Restaurant, Hannibal MO. On your own.
5:00 PM – Check in at Grand Oaks Hotel
All Non Smoking Hotel! Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Interior Corridors, Elevator, Indoor & Outdoor Pools, Jacuzzi Whirlpools, Sun Deck, Exercise Room, Guest Laundry, Conference, Hospitality Rooms,Room AmenitiesLocation: 2315 Green Mountain Dr. Branson Mo. Phone: 417-336-6423
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Jackie B Goode’s Uptown Cafe
Dinner Choice of 1 : Prime Rib with Baked Potato, OR Jumbo Fried Shrimp with Baked Potato, OR Hawaiian Chicken with Rice and Vegetables, OR Country Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy & Vegetables. All served with Side Salad, Dessert, Tea or Coffee.
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM - Clay Cooper’s Country Express
Come see Clay Cooper as he celebrates his 32nd season performing along with his Live Band, 10 Dancers, new Male Trio of Singers, and Comedian Matt Gumm, along with outstanding young entertainers Colton & Caden Cooper ! This high-energy show is filled with singing, dancing and comedy with 24 entertainers on stage, great visual effects, and a variety of music. Clay’s show will feature old and new country, rock, current hits, gospel, and patriotic !
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Dogwood Canyon Wildlife Tour & Deli Buffet
Step aboard an open-air trams for a 2-hour narrated Wildlife Tram Tour. Wind through the canyon floor, past towering bluffs and waterfalls, and make stops at the 1800′s-style Hope Wedding Chapel, and Glory Hole, then, cross the Arkansas border and enter the Bison~Elk Country pasture where you’ll encounter American bison, elk, whitetail deer and Texas longhorn . Incl.
Buffet: Starters include Tomato Basil soup, house salad. Build Your Own Sandwich: roast beef, smoked ham, roast turkey, cheddar, swiss, provolone cheeses. Choose from wheat, sourdough, or crusty baguettes. All trimmings and condiments included. Sides include, yukon gold potato salad or boulder canyon potato chips. Desserts are assorted bar cakes. lemonade, brewed ice tea, water.
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM - #1 Hits Of The 60’s & 50’s Too
This show touches over 100 songs from the great artists of the 60′s and 50′s – Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, Paul Anka, Buddy Holly, Petula Clark, The Beatles… the list goes on and on. Add over 100 costume changes, fun video and a talented cast of seven and you’ve got the recipe for the show dubbed “The Most Fun You’ll have In Branson.” Each and every performer on stage is passionate about the fact that the unforgettable music and its connection to the audience is what’s really important and distinguishes this show !
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM - Grand Country Dinner Buffet
An experience reminiscent of dinner at Grandma’s house, dining at Grand Country Buffet is the perfect ending of a perfect Branson day. Slow-roasted, succulent roast and ham is hand carved for you as you fill your plate from the vast selection of five food bars with even more meat choices, fruits, vegetables, salads, fresh baked breads, bakery desserts, ice cream sundae bar and more !
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM - New Jersey Nights
This show is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all times. From the back street studio in New Jersey where it all began, this vibrant production includes all of The Four Seasons greatest hits, Including Sherry, Rag Dolls, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man and so much more. The Production features an award winning cast of singers, dancers and unique stage sets. New Jersey Nights has smashed box office records in the USA and UK.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM - Doug Gabriel’s # 1 Hits Tribute Show
The Doug Gabriel Show, Staring a Marion, Iowa native, is a good, clean family show with a lot of variety. It has a talented cast, rib-tickling comedy and a terrific ensemble of musicians. Doug Gabriel is a constant favorite with audiences year after year. He’ll impress you with his singing and capture your heart with his sincerity. Joined by his talented family, the Gabriels will bring you comedy, pop, rock, country, gospel, your 50’s favorites, and songs that touch the patriotism that resides in the soul of every American.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Keeter Center Lunch at the College Of The Ozarks
Ozark Pot Roast Lunch Braised Beef Pot Roast slow cooked with rich Brown Sauce and served with Sautéed Campus Green Beans and Creamy Mashed Potatoes, House-made Rolls, and Whipped Butter, Served with Chef’s Choice of Dessert, Coffee, Iced Tea.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM - College Campus Student Guided Tour
The tour includes visiting the Williams Memorial Chapel, Greenhouses, Mill, and the Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen.
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM - Shopping Old Branson and The Landings.
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM - Mcfarlain’s Ozark Dinner
Choice of : Pioneer Pot Roast with New Potatoes and Beef Gravy and Vegetables, OR McFarlain’s Chicken Pot Pie with Rice Pilaf and Vegetables, OR Homemade Meatloaf with New Potatoes and Vegetables. All served with Cornbread, Dessert, Coffee and Iced Tea.
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM - Noah – Sight and Sound Theatre
With a catastrophic storm on its way, one man is given a monumental task: build a boat big enough to save his family from a flood that will cover the entire earth. But they won’t be alone. Returning for one season only, this landmark production takes you on board one of the world’s best-known voyages, as live animals fill the stage and aisles. Set sail inside the enormous ark as this extraordinary Bible story comes to life all around you!
Thursday, April 23, 2020
7:00 AM - Bags out of room for loading and Departure
8:00 AM - Load Bus and depart for Cedar Rapids. Multiple rest stops in route.
5:30 PM - Arrive at Sam’s Club Cedar Rapids
6:30 PM - Call all of your friends that did not make the trip and tell them what a great time you had.
Travel via luxury motorcoach equipped with restroom, AC, power outlets and DVD. And, of course the wonderful “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” Gold Crown Travel, well stocked refreshment cart.
3 Nights Accommodations At The Grand Oaks Hotel, Uptown Cafe Dinner, Clay Cooper’s Country Express, Dogwood Canyon Wildlife Tour & Deli Buffet, #1 Hits of the 60’s & 50’s Too, Grand Country Dinner Buffet, New Jersey Nights, Doug Gabriel’s # 1 Hits Tribute Show, Keeter Center Ozark Pot Roast Lunch, College Campus Student Guided Tour, McFarlain’s Ozark Dinner, Noah (MonFri), Luggage Handling, And All Taxes
We know of no other tour where one can get this much FUN, FOOD, EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATIONS and ENTERTAINMENT for $200 a day.