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Silver Dollar City; Bluegrass and BBQ Festival

Tuesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 7, 2022 (5 days)
Bus Trip
Walking Level: Moderate to Heavy
Signup Deadline: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
This trip is NOT wheelchair accessible

If you're looking for exciting rides, entertainment, delicious food and spectacular music, then this is the trip for you! Special Journeys will be heading to Silver Dollar City in one of our favorite places, Branson, Missouri for the Bluegrass and BBQ Festival this spring. This trip is for those that want to try some mouthwatering barbecue while seeing performances from the biggest names in bluegrass music from all over the country.

We will begin our trip by spending time listening to some wonderful music. Bluegrass music is rooted in acoustic instruments with a blues and jazz sound. Think melodies carried out by guitars, mandolins, fiddle and banjos with lots finger picking and that 'high, lonesome sound' singing. All while chomping down on some delicious local BBQ, such as pulled pork, chicken, brisket and ribs. Yummy macaroni and cheese, baked beans, and green beans are popular sides.

We'll also have time to enjoy some of the spectacular rides the park has to offer, and you know they'll be exciting because Silver Dollar City is one of the world's top 10 theme parks. With 40 diverse rides, there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you're a thrill seeker we have plenty of roller coasters for you to try, both in and outdoors! You'll enjoy classic wooden coasters such as the Outlaw Run, which will have you turned upside-down then back upright again, three times to be exact! Or try the Time Traveler which is the world's tallest and fastest spinning coaster. But if you're looking for a ride to enjoy without the highs, lows, and twists to get you all topsy-turvy, there will be plenty for you to choose from. We can hop aboard a 20-minute steam train ride, wing on the Magnificent Wave Carousel where we will have a great view of the theme park below, or use your strength to pull yourself to the top of the Silos.

Another unique experience we can enjoy is watching craftsmen demonstrating pioneering crafts. These amazing artists showcase their skills in everything from pottery, glass cutting, furniture making, wood carving and more. And of course, since it is vacation, we will do a little bit of shopping! With nearly sixty stores and shops to choose from, we think you'll be able to find something to bring home as a souvenir.

Next up we'll see The Sons Music Celebration at the Majestic Theater. This award-winning vocal group will make us laugh and celebrate as they sing songs from the 50s and turn of the century. This high energy and uplifting show will have us dancing along as we hear Tom, Rich and Barry belt out songs with their harmonic voices.

Our next adventure will give us lots of laughs! Special Journeys will head to 'Branson's Favorite Comedy Murder Mystery Show!' The Whodunnit Hoedown at the Shepherd of the Hills. We'll watch at the legendary Fiddler Squeeky Bowman meets his mysterious demise. But, Whodunnit? You'll have to come to the show to help the characters find out. While we watch the show we will also enjoy a delicious dinner.

We'll have one more show to watch before stopping at a traveler favorite, Ozarkland, to shop for all things Branson and Ozarks to find a souvenir to bring home from your vacation!

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