We visited Branson for MLK weekend.
We had also visited last April, when we stayed on-property at Big Cedar Lodge’s Wilderness Camp / time share, and when we first visited Dogwood Canyon.
On that April trip we:
- learned about the existence of Stag Moose from the museum
- Saw an amazing group of animals, including bison and fish, inside, too
- Rode bikes on the trails
- Enjoyed visiting the treehouse built by the “Treehouse Masters” show on Animal Planet TV network.
- Caught eight trout, which fed us over three dinners (yes, we paid to fish and paid per pound to take them home)
- Had MUCH family fun
This January trip was similar but shorter.
Only our daughter and I fished, because it was 25 degrees, and because our son had homework to complete, too.
There were few people when we arrived, but the staff was quite helpful, including driving us to the location where we wanted to fish... an unexpected blessing.
Our daughter caught two trout quickly and I caught one. We really wanted another but we kept missing the ones popping up out of the water.
By time it was the 4pm closing, the pickup returned to take us back, and we were surprised the two hours had passed so quickly.
This was interesting... the trout froze on the stringers, so by time we got around to gutting and filleting them in our room (it had a kitchen), they were still frozen, which made the tasks a bit easier.
They provided good eating, and the three were just the right amount for our family.
While the day was a bit overcast, just being there, outside, even in 25 degrees, was a blast.
We’re glad we came, and we plan to visit Dogwood Canyon on future trips to Branson. Thank you, Dogwood Canyon!
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