Branson, Missouri is to Christian Evangelicals what Las Vegas is for those of us with fewer scruples. Branson has nice hotels, good restaurants, shows presenting music, comedy, and drama of all kinds. What is not here is organized gambling, legalized prostitution, entertainment valued for vulgarity and shock value.
In the center of Branson is an old fashioned train station serving 2 excursions a day. It goes out of town to just into the state of Arkansas to see a few surviving wooden trestles, then reverses direction and returns. In case you wondered how they do this, there is an engine on each end of the train. It lasts an hour and one half.
But I digress from my photograph. Those who have visited Las Vegas probably enjoyed the elaborate fountains set to music at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Along the river in the center of Branson is the Branson Landing, At regular intervals a row of fountains sends water dancing into the sky, punctuated by bursts of fireworks. It may not be as grand as the Bellagio but it looks pretty darn good, especially at night. It is worth seeing and not so much as a gosh darn is heard as a discouraging word
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