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Branson in the Spring
April 18 - April 21
There probably is not a more beautiful time to enjoy Branson than in the spring. The foliage is in bloom and we enjoy spring as an opportunity to expose our guests to the surrounding natural beauty of the area. And we have picked the best of Branson shows and eating establishments to fulfill your entertainment and eating pallets.
Monday, April 18, 2022
7:30 AM – Depart Cedar Rapids Sam’s Club behind Burger King. Additional pick up locations available in route.
10:30 AM – Brunch: Fiddlestiks Restaurant, Hannibal MO. On your own.
11:30 AM – Depart Fiddlestiks
2:30 PM – Rest Stop: Osage Beach, MO
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 Amenities: Electronic Door Locks, Refrigerators/Microwaves, AM/FM Alarm Clocks, Iron & Ironing Boards, Hair Dryers, In Room Coffee, Free Local Calls, In Room High Speed Wireless Internet. Location 2315 Green Mountain Drive. Phone: 417-336-6423
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Charlie’s Steak & Ribs Dinner Feast Charlie’s Feast (served family style at table) with Smoked Ribs, Brisket, Chicken & baked potato, salad, dinner roll and dessert. Beverage included, coffee, tea, or water.
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM – Clay Cooper’s Country Express Clay and his cast of 24 incredible entertainers show their versatility while performing all styles of music including country, rock n roll, gospel, and patriotic. The singing, dancing, and hysterical comedy will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish! Clay and his gang guarantee a family-friendly show great for all ages! Clay Cooper’s Country Express is MORE than country!
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM – College of the Ozarks College Campus Student Guided Tour the Public Relations department provides free student-guided tours for charter bus groups. The tour includes visiting the Williams Memorial Chapel, Greenhouses, Mill, and the Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen.
11:30 AM- 12:30 PM –School of the Ozarks Keeter Center Lunch Ozark Pot Roast Lunch – Braised Beef Pot Roast Slow Cooked with Rich Brown Sauce Served with Sautéed Campus Green Beans and Creamy Mashed Potatoes. House Made Rolls and Whipped Butter, Served with Choice of Dessert (Lemon Mousse Torte OR Chocolate Mousse Torte), Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water.
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – #1 Hits of the 60’s & 50’s Too Remember the songs that were playing when you had your first kiss? Bought your first car? Went cruising on a Saturday night? #1 HITS OF THE 60’s ( & 50’s too ) will take you back to those days with over 100 songs and 100 costume changes as our cast sings hits from Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, The Platters, Connie Francis, The Four Seasons, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, Dusty Springfield, The Beatles and many more… @ Clay Cooper Theatre
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Fall Creek Steakhouse Dinner Choose from: Southern Fried Fish, served with fries, coleslaw and a hushpuppy OR House Sirloin Steak, cooked medium served with vegetables and baked potato OR St. Louis Style Ribs, served with steak cut fries and baked beans OR Country Fried Steak served with mashed potatoes, both smothered with white gravy and vegetables. All served with dessert, tea, water & coffee.
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM – The Haygoods Known as Branson’s Most Popular Show, The Haygoods are legendary for their incredible performances. The show brings excitement, powerful harmonies, energetic dance numbers and incredible family talent to the stage night after night. The Haygoods perform on over 20 different instruments! The only sister of the group Catherine, is featured on the rare and beautiful harp. No other show in Branson features the harp quite like The Haygoods. Branson has many great shows to choose from, but if you want Only the BEST, you need to see the Haygoods. @ Clay Cooper Theatre
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10:00 AM – Branson Landing Shopping & Lunch on Own The Branson Landing has over 100 shopping choices for the most intense fashionista. Adjacent with Historic Downtown and Lake Taneycomo, Branson Landing also features two hotels, a convention center, a Bass Pro Shop, several restaurants and plenty of shopping and entertainment. This is all located on a waterfront location with beautiful walkways and town square style shopping center with a water & fire fountain show in the middle… @ Branson Landing Shopping
3:00 AM- 6:00 PM – Dogwood Canyon Wildlife Tour & Buffet Smokehouse Buffet (November-May) – Step aboard our comfortable, open-air trams and explore the beauty of Dogwood Canyon on our 2-hour narrated Tram Tour. You’ll wind through the canyon floor, past towering bluffs and waterfalls, and make stops at the 1800’s-style Hope Wedding Chapel, Thunder Falls Crossing to feed the fish, and Glory Hole. Enjoy BBQ Brisket & Smoked Chicken with Spicy Pickled Jalapeno & Onions, Skillet Cornbread, Honey Butter, BBQ Baked Beans, Buttermilk Coleslaw, Grilled Corn, Dessert: Warm Cobbler & Vanilla Ice Cream Drink: Tea, Water.
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM – SIX®, A Contemporary Vocal Band on “power-mode”, features six real brothers, Barry, Kevin, Lynn, Jak, Owen and Curtis, who take musical entertainment to a whole new level. Critically acclaimed and dubbed “an orchestra of human voices” and “masters of showmanship”, these multi-talented brothers sound like a band using only their mouths. These pioneers of “a cappella” are six of ten Knudsen brothers who have been singing contemporary a cappella with incredible beatbox vocals, harmonizing since they were children, over 40 years in total. @Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater
Thursday, April 21, 2022
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 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.
- 3 Nights’ Accommodations at the Grand Oaks Hotel,
- Charlie’s Steak & Ribs Dinner Feast,
- Clay Cooper’s Country Express,
- College Campus Student Guided Tour,
- Keeter Center Ozark Pot Roast Lunch,
- #1 Hits of the 60’s & 50’s Too,
- Fall Creek Steakhouse Dinner,
- The Haygoods,
- Branson Landing Shopping & Lunch On Own,
- Dogwood Canyon Wildlife Tour & Smokehouse Buffet
- Luggage Handling, And All Taxes.
$1180 Sig. oc.