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  • wcd

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    We looking at planning a family getaway and considering Missouri . Any one have any thoughts ore been there before.

    Kind of looking for a cabin type rental versus a hotel room for lodging. Mainly because we would prefer to be able to have kitchen facilities there to prepare meals. Not that we want to be cheap it would just be nice to have our favorite meals with out the expense of restaurant roulette.

    Often we will go to East TN to hike in the Mountains but we were kind of looking for something different that would offer a bit of variety.

    Thoughts
     

    Ingomike

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    ? So Is it not someplace you would want to go? We just started planning and it was one of the places that was mentioned.

    We like Pigeon Forge except for the insane traffic.
    I was coming to crack an Ozark joke myself but was beaten to the punch. (Which I’m sure means first to the punch bowl.)

    It is a nice place, don’t let the jokes about a fictional TV show dissuade you. (I think it was fictional). :lol2:
     

    deo62

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    ? So Is it not someplace you would want to go? We just started planning and it was one of the places that was mentioned.

    We like Pigeon Forge except for the insane traffic.
    Sorry , it was a joke reference to a far fetched (or not) show on money laundering among other things
     
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    Hoosierdood

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    I grew up in SW Missouri and still have family there. We are actually making plans to move back there in the next 5 years. Beautiful area, and similar to East TN except that MO has more rock formations. Look on AirBnB or VRBO for houses and cabins. There are plenty down there but some can be more expensive than others.

    You can also look at areas around Branson. It has a very similar feel to Pigeon Forge with all the shows, restaurants, and shops. Make sure to go to Lamberts Cafe if you’re in the area, but be aware they only take cash or check. Hit up the big Bass Pro in Springfield too.

    And I can’t forget to mention to stop and get some fudge in Uranus. It’s just outside Ft Leonard Wood on I-44.
     

    wcd

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    I grew up in SW Missouri and still have family there. We are actually making plans to move back there in the next 5 years. Beautiful area, and similar to East TN except that MO has more rock formations. Look on AirBnB or VRBO for houses and cabins. There are plenty down there but some can be more expensive than others.

    You can also look at areas around Branson. It has a very similar feel to Pigeon Forge with all the shows, restaurants, and shops. Make sure to go to Lamberts Cafe if you’re in the area, but be aware they only take cash or check. Hit up the big Bass Pro in Springfield too.

    And I can’t forget to mention to stop and get some fudge in Uranus. It’s just outside Ft Leonard Wood on I-44.
    Thanks someone also mentioned VRBO and to read the fine print and reviews as well.
     

    femurphy77

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    An uncle lived on the lake some time back, beautiful place that he referred to as Branson Lite. It had several of the theaters like Branson does just without (then) the insane traffic. I'd recommend staying away from the Duck boats though, at least if you haven't checked the weather forecast anyway.
     

    schmart

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    We looking at planning a family getaway and considering Missouri . Any one have any thoughts ore been there before.

    Kind of looking for a cabin type rental versus a hotel room for lodging. Mainly because we would prefer to be able to have kitchen facilities there to prepare meals. Not that we want to be cheap it would just be nice to have our favorite meals with out the expense of restaurant roulette.

    Often we will go to East TN to hike in the Mountains but we were kind of looking for something different that would offer a bit of variety.

    Thoughts
    My in-laws live on LoO in camdenton. It is off the beaten path of touristy traps. Lake Ozark is much larger and has condos galore as well as typical amendment parks. Sunrise beach has the same.
    Historical type things include HaHaTonka and bridal cave.
    There is boat rental all over, however unless over 35 must have passed a Missouri boater safety course.
    Since we stay with them can't recommend a specific rental.

    Rick
     

    Bugzilla

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    We camped at Branson 2 years ago. The Titanic exhibition definitely worth it. Lot to do but like mentioned above, like Dollywood, Dells, Gatlinburg, etc.
     

    Hoosierdood

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    We stayed in this cabin back in 2018 just south of Branson, and about a mile from Table Rock Lake. Cozy little 3 bedroom, probably 1200 sq ft. I booked it on VRBO. Definitely read reviews and pay attention to the fees, but there are plenty just like this one for rent around there.

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    Phil502

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    I grew up in SW Missouri and still have family there. We are actually making plans to move back there in the next 5 years. Beautiful area, and similar to East TN except that MO has more rock formations. Look on AirBnB or VRBO for houses and cabins. There are plenty down there but some can be more expensive than others.

    You can also look at areas around Branson. It has a very similar feel to Pigeon Forge with all the shows, restaurants, and shops. Make sure to go to Lamberts Cafe if you’re in the area, but be aware they only take cash or check. Hit up the big Bass Pro in Springfield too.

    And I can’t forget to mention to stop and get some fudge in Uranus. It’s just outside Ft Leonard Wood on I-44.
    That sounded great until you suggested the fudge around Ur Anus………..
     
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