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Dewey Short Visitors Center

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Address: 4500 State Highway 165, Branson, MO 65616-7901
Phone Number: +1 501-340-1943
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A gem of a visitor center at a beautiful location

This is a small visitor center but it has interesting exhibits about the surrounding Table Rock Lake and the other waterways which required the huge dam to be built. The view is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
stulimom
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small visitor center but it has interesting exhibits about the surrounding Table Rock Lake and the other waterways which required the huge dam to be built. The view is very pretty too.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has several things for kids. It teaches you about the table rock lake damn and all the wildlife and more in the ozark. We've been coming to Branson for years and are glad we've now visited this visitors center.

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group sat in on an informative 20-minute movie, showing how the dam was built to help control flooding. There is an overlook of the dam, and some displays downstairs.

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crystal lake
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good information on the building of the damn. Nice paved walking trail along the lake if you like that sort of thing

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Wichita, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only give it 3 stares because I'm still ticked that once they built this center, they prohibited SCUBA diving below it by the dam. They should have incorporated this long time activity into the center instead of banning it. Now that that is off my shoulders, the center is educational and has some neat displays and a nice observation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us adults enjoyed the views and all of the exhibits at the Dewey Short Visitors Center! Wow! We learned a lot watching the short video about the construction of the Dam also!

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Rosenort, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here for the paved biking trail but certainly enjoyed the centre also! The history is fascinating.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Loved this center, conveniently located and beautiful views. The movie about the dam is very interesting, I learned all about the history of the lake. There is also a very nice paved walking/bicycling path through the woods along the lake. Very enjoyable place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Enjoyed the movie and the exhibits here. Highly recommend if you want to learn the history of the dam.

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Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great views and interesting exhibits and displays at the Dewey Short Visitors Center at Table Rock Lake. Plan to spend some time there. Enjoy.

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