AMUSEMENT (Entertainment, Excursions, Caves & Caverns):
00 miles. Hicks Cave. Mansfield, MO. It's ours, right here! Just steps from your cottage door. Miles of underground formations, registered with the Missouri Department of conservation. See our Photo Album page for images of the interior.

00 miles. Vintage Carriage Rides, Mansfield, MO. This is Bryan Hercher's beautiful carriage, drawn by his 2400 pound Clydesdale mare. Excursions in and around Mansfield. Kids 7 and under ride free. Bryan has no web site. Phone (417)554-0582 or we will arrange a pickup at your cabin door.

02 miles. Laura's Memories, Mansfield, MO. The Ozark Mountain Players perform in an outdoor pageant of pioneer life, bringing to life the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Six performances from July to September. See their web site for details.

05 miles. Bakersville Pioneer Village. Mansfield, MO. Historic village and farm. Home of Baker Creek Seed Store (1100 varieties of heritage seeds), and old time mercantile and apothecary shops. Folk, country, and bluegrass music concerts and contests, auctions, crafts and gardening demonstrations, lots of live entertainment. See their web site for a calendar of events.

08 miles. Missouri Foxtrotting Horse Breed Association. Ava, MO. International headquarters of the organization supporting the official Missouri state horse, the Missouri Foxtrotter; surefooted, smooth gaited, and calm tempered. Shows, Trail rides, races, and youth events at this location.

10 miles. White Hart Renaissance Faire. Hartville, MO. 100 acre renaissance fair held annually between late June & early July. Check their web site for dates and ticket info.

52 miles. BalloonSport USA. Springfield, MO. Hot air balloons. Scenic rides over the Ozarks.

58 miles. Tumbling Creek Cave. Protem, MO. Famous for its underground laboratory and large number of endangered fauna. Tours by appointment only.

61 miles. Fantastic Caverns. Springfield, MO. Riding tours.

63 miles. Crystal Cave. Springfield, MO. Constant 59F. degree temperature.

71 miles. Peel's Ferry. Peel, AR. State operated free automotive ferry across Bull Shoals Lake. 6 cars at a time, saves about 3/4 hour over the land route. 45 minute round trip to & from a campground.

74 miles. Top O' the Ozarks Tower. Bull Shoals, AR. On top of Bull Mountain. view of the ozarks at 1250 feet above sea level.

74 miles. Bull Shoals Caverns. Bull Shoals, AR.

75 miles. Ozark Caverns. Kaiser, MO. In Lake of the Ozarks State Park.

76 miles. Bridal Cave. Camdenton, MO. Concrete pathways, One hour conducted tours. Cave contains a frequently used wedding chapel.

77 miles. White Water. Branson, MO. Theme water park. Water amusement rides.

77 miles. Ride the Ducks. Branson, MO. Sightseeing excursions on amphibious vehicles. Heart of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake.

77 miles. Showboat Branson Belle. Branson, MO. Old Time Sternwheeler. Cruises/Dinners on Table Rock Lake.

77 miles. Cajun Zydeco Festival. Branson, MO. Cajun music, dancing, food. Mardi Gras parade.

77 miles. Grand Palace Theater. Branson, MO. An antebellum southern mansion, venue for many famous country music artists' performances.

77 miles. Comedy Jamboree. Branson, MO. Comedy and musical extravaganza. Comedic routines always feature volunteers from the audience.

77 miles. Branson White House Theatre. Branson, MO. Music variety show. 2-hour show includes country, swing, nostalgia, gospel, film, Broadway musicals and hot Latin beats. Dinner available.

77 miles. Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure. Branson, MO. Immersive natural entertainment. Uses new technologies to place you in the midst of rain forests. 3-D films, tropical plants, water, free-flying butterflies, insectarium.

77 miles. Lost in the 50s. Branson, MO. Elvis Presley tribute, more than 70 50s classics. In the Starlite theatre, designed to be reminiscent of a 1950's main street.

77 miles. IMAX Entertainment Complex. Branson, MO. Giant screen IMAX® adventures, McFarlain's Family Restaurant, live shows, Indoor shopping mall, food court, all under one roof.

77 miles. The Little Opry Theatre. Branson, MO. In the IMAX® Entertainment Complex. Bluegrass, country-western, musical comedy.

77 miles. Rockin S Chuckwagon Show. Branson, MO. Western swing show, comedy, chuckwagon brunch.

77 miles. Splash Country Indoor Waterpark. Branson, MO. 3-level tree house, with interactive water features; 1,000-gallon tipping bucket creates a waterfall; Lazy River; water basketball. 2,000-square-foot toddler pool.

77 miles. Stuck on the 70s. Branson, MO. Love songs and high-energy dance numbers from late 60s to early 80s performed by talented cast, big band. Memorable trip on the Love Boat.

77 miles. The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum and Happy Trails Theater. Branson, MO. Many of Roy's and Dale's personal items, horses. Documentaries on Roy and Dale. Roy "Dusty" Rogers Jr. and The Highriders, music made popular by his father and Sons of the Pioneers. Dusty tells about growing up in the famous household, has question and answer session. 90 minutes, no intermission.

77 miles. The Shepherd of the Hills Old Mill Theatre. Branson, MO. Based on 1907 book by Harold Bell Wright. Historical outdoor drama. 90 actors & actresses. Family packages available.

77miles. The World Famous Platters. Branson , MO. Nostalgia, romance. Platters perform their hits, including "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "Only You."

80 miles. Marvel Cave. Branson, MO. Under the Silver Dollar City theme park.

80 miles. Silver Dollar City Theme Park. Branson, MO. 19th century Ozarks setting. amusement rides, Shows, craft demonstrations, specialty shops.

80 miles. Celebration City. Branson,MO. City built for kids. Mountainboarding-Big Air show, Interactive Movie Magic involves kids in Hollywood movies, $2 million nighttime special effects show is every evening, with mountainside video projections, lasers, pyrotechnics. Unlimited access 32 rides.

83 miles. Predator World. Branson West, MO. Observe and interact with animals, touch and hold certain species, including sharks and stingrays. Viewed from indoor climate-controlled areas.

84 miles. Talking Rocks Cavern. Branson West, MO.

85 miles. Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery. Mammoth Spring, AR. Award winning 3,600-gallon, 10-tank public aquarium, native fish and reptiles. Several exhibits explaining hatchery activities, public view of hatchery operations.

85 miles. Norfork Dam. Norfork, AR. Created Norfork Lake with 550 miles of shoreline. Located on North Fork River.1,806 square miles of drainage above the dam. For control of floods, hydroelectric power. Excellent recreational opportunities. Cost of construction in the 1940's was $28,600,000.