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Bonniebrook – Home of the Famous Kewpie Dolls Bonniebrook was home to the famous Rose O’Neill, inventor of the Kewpie Doll.  The Kewpie Doll was the first American Doll phenomenon.  In 1909 Rose O’Neill fell asleep in her studio and dreamed of cupid characters all around her and in her hands.  When she awoke from her nap, she instantly started drawing and the Kewpie Doll was born.  The Doll was as instant success and let to the creation of large and small porcelain German made characters.  Before the first dolls where created, Rose traveled to Germany to insure that the dolls were created in her vision.  During the 1940’s Rose lost the majority of her fortune and her homes due to the lavish lifestyle she lived.  During this timeframe, a German freighter ship carrying thousands of Kewpie Dolls where sank by the British during World War I. Rose...

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Shepherd of the Hills

Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre Branson, Missouri tourism is largely connected to the publication of a 1907 novel written by Harold Bell Wright named The Shepherd of the Hills.  Instructed by his physician, Mr. Wright started coming to the Ozarks from Kansas in 1898.  With permission of homestead owners John and Anna Ross, Harold pitched a tent on their property that is now the location of Inspiration Point.  The spectacular views of the Ozarks seen from this point are detailed in the Shepherd of the Hills novel.  The novel uses fictitious names of actual Ozark settlers that Mr. Wright encountered during his eight-summer stay. The book became the fourth most widely read book in history. The success of the book intrigued many Americans who then visited Branson to see where Mr. Wright received his inspiration.  The Ross’s eventually sold their homestead to aSpringfield native Lizzie McDaniel.  Lizzie did not want...

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Lake Taneycomo

Lake Taneycomo is without a doubt Missouri’s best trout fishing. Lake Taneycomo is considered by many Missouri residents to be the best trout fishing in the state.  Lake Taneycomo was created in 1913 after the completion of the Power Site dam on the White River.  Lake Taneycomo was a warm water lake consisting of bass and pan fish.  It was not until 1958 with the completion of Table Rock Dam that Lake Taneycomo became a cold water lake perfect for trout.  The water released into the lake from the dam has a cold temperature due to the water being used to turn generators for power production.  After the completion of Table Rock Dam, Shepherd of The Hills fish hatchery opened.  The Hatchery is located less than 300 yards below the dam and supplies Lake Taneycomo with over 700,000 rainbow and brown trout per year for stocking. The current brown trout state record was caught in LakeTaneycomo on two pound...

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Bull Shoals Lake

Bull Shoals Lake – A Branson Resident Favorite Bull Shoals Lake is a favorite among Branson, Missouri locals for calm water and small crowds.  Bull Shoals is shared by both Missouri and Arkansas and can be accessed off of Hwy. 76 between Branson and Forsyth.  Although this lake is maintained by the Army Corp of Engineers, the K road boat dock is free parking and is located next to a marina.  Bull Shoals is the most unique lake in Southwest, Missouri. Bull Shoals is a clear lake that is a combination of cold and warm water and deep and shallow.  This lake is perfect for boating, skiing, jet skiing, swimming and fishing.  Bull Shoals has over 71,000 acres of water surface and roughly 1,000 miles of shoreline.  Sand bars can be found up and down the lake making Bull Shoals a great place to camp.  Walleye are abundant in Bull Shoals making it unique from Table RockLake and Lake Taneycomo.  It is not...

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Branson AquaPlex

The 12,250 Sq. Ft. Branson, Missouri AquaPlex The AquaPlex Center is located and Branson RecPlex. Featuring a zero-depth leisure pool complete with play structures and a splash make this water establishment perfect for young children.  At the Branson AquaPlex adults can enjoy a six lane, lap swimming area, a diving well, basketball goal and two water slides.  The swimming area has a large deck with shade structure, lounge chairs and Tables. The AquaPlex is Branson’s newest water attraction and will be open for the first time on Memorial Day.  Open season runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  A membership to the Branson AquaPlex is not required.  Water diapers for children under two are available at the concession station.  This is a requirement.  Only Coast Guard flotation jackets are allowed in the pool area. AquaPlex Guests can also enjoy the use of the Branson RecPlex cardio facility, basketball courts, outside...

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