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Branson Visit Thanksgiving Weekend

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Branson Visit Thanksgiving Weekend

Our family is considering taking a trip on the Friday, Saturday after Thanksgiving. We want to do some shopping at the malls and visit Silver Dollar City. How busy is this weekend? Should we consider a different one?

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1. Re: Branson Visit Thanksgiving Weekend

Get hotels now they book up. The crowds are hugh that time of year. Silver dollar city is packed then but if you do not mind fighting the crowds. Also purchase your tickets ahead of time for silver dollar city.

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sardines in can aren't as packed as Branson. We waited in line 2 hours to get down the strip our first Thanksgiving there. Then swithced to one of the first two weekends in November. They also have become very crowded so switched to a Saturday, Sunday, Monday option until two years ago when we had to go over Thanksgiving again. The road weren't as crowded due to all the alternative routes. THe parking lots and SDC were packed.

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We have done this trip for two years and have never had issues with crowds. We go to SDC on Saturday. they open at noon and we stay until closing. The only time we REALLY notice how crowded it is is right before and after the parade. Other than that its not a big deal. Two years ago it was in the 70's and the water rides were open. Last year we all had on winter coats and drinking hot chocolate,lol. We do get our tickets ahead of time. We stay off the main drags by using the colored maps they give out every where that gives detailed routes around the traffic areas. We only venture into the traffic area for shopping on Friday morning(yes early) and then again Friday evening we go down to the Landing. Now getting there takes sometime but like I said if you pick up one of those maps, it will help a lot. Oh yes and again on Sunday morning to go get at...........................hmmm.... cant remember the name. Its a huge breakfast buffet. Now that does take awhile to getthere but we plan for it. There are 5 families that we go with and we rent a house and traffic or crowds has not stopped even the crabbest of all,lol

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