Page 2 of 2 Previous

Continued: Branson's new twists: roller coasters and zip lines

  • Article by: CHRIS JONES , Chicago Tribune
  • Last update: November 22, 2013 - 1:57 PM

The other side is the gentrified Branson Landing, a new tourist-oriented mall across from the Hilton Branson Convention Center, the best place in town to stay and a really beautiful new hotel with indoor and outdoor pools and a soaring lobby but with a very Branson-y atmosphere. It takes a while for a newcomer to figure out that the valet parking involves pulling up in your car and, regardless whether anyone is actually around, leaving your keys in said car and heading up to your room with no worry of theft. The first night, I came back twice to make sure my car was still there, apparently to the amusement of front desk clerks.

It isn’t all old-time Americana in these genuinely lovable parts: The Outlaw Run might well take your lunch; go-carts roar at Tracks 1, 2, 3 and 4 across town; and Silver Dollar City now stacks up well in the coaster stakes, especially with the added pleasure of riding those rails through the hilly contours of God’s country, where even your steak comes with the sweet sounds of Dawn.







 

  • related content

  • The Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City amusement park in Branson City opened in the spring. The second-fastest wooden roller coaster in the world, it includes a 162-foot drop.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close