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Location: Branson

Day 1 - 19 Jun 2021

Pointe Royale Condo Vacation and Golf Resort

Branson, Pointe Royale Condo Vacation and Golf Resort
Branson, Pointe Royale Condo Vacation and Golf Resort

Content: Checked into Point Royale Condominium & Resort in Branson, MO. Nice, affordable 2 bedroom condo close to Table Rock Lake. Loved it! Picture of my awesome view from patio while enjoying a local brew.

Location: Branson

Day 2 - 20 Jun 2021

Table Rock Lake

Branson, Table Rock Lake
Branson, Table Rock Lake
Branson, Table Rock Lake
Branson, Table Rock Lake
Branson, Table Rock Lake

Content: We did a morning walk/hike around Table Rock Lake. Beautiful views and the trail was partially shaded, which made it comfortable in June. I fell in love with this lake that morning!

Location: Ridgedale

Day 2 - 20 Jun 2021

Top of the Rock

Ridgedale, Top of the Rock
Ridgedale, Top of the Rock
Ridgedale, Top of the Rock
Ridgedale, Top of the Rock
Ridgedale, Top of the Rock
Ridgedale, Top of the Rock
Ridgedale, Top of the Rock
Ridgedale, Top of the Rock
Ridgedale, Top of the Rock
Ridgedale, Top of the Rock

Content: In the afternoon we did the Top of the Rock golf cart tour. Highly recommend this! It is a can’t miss! Do stop in the bat cave bar for a refreshing cocktail. While they are pre-mixed it is still enjoyable. The pictures do not do this place justice!

Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum

Ridgedale, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
Ridgedale, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
Ridgedale, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
Ridgedale, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
Ridgedale, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum

Content: We visited the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum at Top of the Rock next. It was part of the ticket package we purchased. We are like museums and this one was interesting but a bit repetitive. This is probably a one and done for us.

Location: Branson

Day 2 - 20 Jun 2021

Star Bar Grill

Branson, Star Bar Grill
Branson, Star Bar Grill

Content: Ate at Star Bar Grill for dinner. Best meal we ate in Branson. Had a nice selection of local craft brews.

Location: Branson West

Day 3 - 21 Jun 2021

Talking Rocks Cavern

Branson West, Talking Rocks Cavern
Branson West, Talking Rocks Cavern
Branson West, Talking Rocks Cavern
Branson West, Talking Rocks Cavern

Content: Talking Rocks Cavern was very nice and the tour guide was really knowledgeable. I was a little worried about being in tight spaces but it wasn’t bad at all. After the tour we ate a picnic lunch in the picnic area outside and went on a short hike on their trail. I

Location: Branson

Day 3 - 21 Jun 2021

Downtown Branson

Branson, Downtown Branson
Branson, Downtown Branson
Branson, Downtown Branson
Branson, Downtown Branson
Branson, Downtown Branson
Branson, Downtown Branson

Content: We walked around downtown Branson to check out the shops. There were some cute old-fashioned stores and we checked out Smith Creek Distillery shop to sample some moonshine. The fountains were really cool to watch also.

Pointe Royale Condo Vacation and Golf Resort

Branson, Pointe Royale Condo Vacation and Golf Resort

Content: Beautiful sunset and views with fireflies outside our condo. I seriously love this place!

Location: Branson

Day 4 - 22 Jun 2021

Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area

Branson, Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area
Branson, Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area

Content: We did a morning hike on the Bluff trail to Cave. There was supposed to be a waterfall but it was dammed up. 😢

Mountain coaster

Branson, Mountain coaster

Content: Mountain Coaster was a blast! A little pricy and there was a long line, but it was worth it. Our first time doing a mountain coaster ride.

Table Rock State Park

Branson, Table Rock State Park
Branson, Table Rock State Park

Content: I was obsessed with this beautiful lake! I had to go back and put my toes in this water! Louisiana does not have lakes like this!

Location: Ridgedale

Day 4 - 22 Jun 2021

Top of the Rock

Ridgedale, Top of the Rock

Content: Went back to Top of the Rock to eat dinner at the Buzzard Bar. Check out this gorgeous sunset! The food and the atmosphere was great.

Location: Lampe

Day 5 - 23 Jun 2021

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

Lampe, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Lampe, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Lampe, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Lampe, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Lampe, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Lampe, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Lampe, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Lampe, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Lampe, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Lampe, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Lampe, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

Content: On our way down to Hot Springs we stopped at Dogwood Canyon Nature Preserve. We opted to walk instead of renting a Segway, bike, or riding the tram. It was over six miles round trip, so it was a bit tiring but worth it. The sights are amazing with the blue green streams everywhere and waterfalls. This is another spot that should not be missed.

Location: Hot Springs

Day 6 - 24 Jun 2021

Lake Catherine State Park

Hot Springs, Lake Catherine State Park
Hot Springs, Lake Catherine State Park
Hot Springs, Lake Catherine State Park

Content: Lake Catherine was beautiful! We took the Falls Branch trail to the waterfall. There must have not been much rain recently because the waterfall was not as powerful as it was last time. Lake Catherine is one of my favorite areas near Hot Springs.

Fordyce Bathhouse

Hot Springs, Fordyce Bathhouse
Hot Springs, Fordyce Bathhouse

Content: Took a free tour of historic Fordyce Bathouse. Interesting to see the history of bathhouses. Plus it was air conditioned. 🥵

Superior Bathhouse Brewery

Hot Springs, Superior Bathhouse Brewery
Hot Springs, Superior Bathhouse Brewery
Hot Springs, Superior Bathhouse Brewery
Hot Springs, Superior Bathhouse Brewery

Content: Downtown Hot Springs. Check out Superior Bath for some excellent beer brewed with thermal springs water!

Location: Hot Springs Village

Day 6 - 24 Jun 2021

Los Lagos At Hot Springs Village

Hot Springs Village, Los Lagos At Hot Springs Village

Content: Short walk to see Lake Desoto from our condo at Las Lagos.

Location: Hot Springs

Day 7 - 25 Jun 2021

Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs, Hot Springs National Park
Hot Springs, Hot Springs National Park

Content: Rode up to the top and took the elevator to the top of Hot Springs Mountain Tower. Beautiful views that go on for miles!

Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs, Hot Springs National Park
Hot Springs, Hot Springs National Park

Content: After we went up to the tower we went back to Central Avenue to go find the West Mountain Trail, which is quieter. Watch out for ticks! My husband and I both ended up with ticks later that night. We did not have any issues with ticks when we went in October.

Diablos Tacos & Mezcal

Hot Springs, Diablos Tacos & Mezcal
Hot Springs, Diablos Tacos & Mezcal

Content: We are dinner at Diablos since Grateful Head Pizza was full. I’m really happy we tried it, as we all enjoyed our entrees. After that we went to Fat Bottomed Girls to get some cupcakes for dessert. 🤤

Location: Jessieville

Day 8 - 26 Jun 2021

Coleman Rock Shop & Crystal Mines -Jim

Jessieville, Coleman Rock Shop & Crystal Mines -Jim
Jessieville, Coleman Rock Shop & Crystal Mines -Jim
Jessieville, Coleman Rock Shop & Crystal Mines -Jim

Content: We decided to try crystal mining to see what we could dig up. Ended up with three huge bags of quartz. We were really into it until it started raining. It was fun but I don’t know what I’m going to do with all of this quartz lol.

Location: Hot Springs

Day 8 - 26 Jun 2021

Grateful Head Pizza Oven and Beer Garden

Hot Springs, Grateful Head Pizza Oven and Beer Garden
Hot Springs, Grateful Head Pizza Oven and Beer Garden

Content: We ate here on a previous trip and just had to get some of their delicious, fresh pizza again before we left Hot Springs. Their beer menu is really good also. 😉