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Setting Sail on the Titanic in Branson (review)

Setting Sail on the Titanic in Branson (review)

Last weekend my family and I headed down to Branson to take advantage of the special area appreciation rates that the Titanic Museum in Branson was offering.  However, we ended up visiting at no charge because I am writing this post about our visit.  Aside from our free admission, I did not receive any compensation or special treatment while at the museum.  All opinions contained herein belong solely to myself and my family. The Titanic Museum … Read entire article »

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Free Fun in 417 with Kids: January 31- February 6

Free Fun in 417 with Kids: January 31- February 6

This Week: Friday, January 31st – Year of the Horse @ Republic Branch Library in Republic, 4:30pm Grades 4-12. Help ring in the year of the Horse with Asian-inspired games and crafts. Materials provided. Friday January 31st – My Little Pony Fan Party @ The Library Center in Springfield, 7pm Grades 6-12. Play My Little Pony trivia, make crafts and participate in activities that let you show off your fandom. Saturday, February 1st – Kids Workshop @ Home Depot: Build a Race … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Free Fun Events, Frugal Fawn, Spending Less

Winter Weekend Getaway: Grand Country Resort in Branson

Winter Weekend Getaway: Grand Country Resort in Branson

It’s often hard to find somewhere fun to go for a weekend getaway in the winter.  Warm climates are too far of a drive, so we look for a location that has lots of indoor activities for our family.  While researching indoor waterparks in Branson, Missouri, I came across Grand Country Resort’s Summer Fun in the Winter package. From January 1 through the first week in March, the package costs $199.32 after tax and includes: 2 … Read entire article »

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Titanic Museum Branson Area Appreciation

Titanic Museum Branson Area Appreciation

The Titanic Museum in Branson is offering area appreciation tickets, now through January 31st. Tickets are $8.50 per person (that includes tax) and includes the use of an audio player. Tickets are available to residents and employees who work in Taney, Christian, Greene, Lawrence and Stone counties in Missouri, plus Boone and Carroll Counties in Arkansas. You must show id or a paycheck stub to prove that you are either a resident or employed in … Read entire article »

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Free Fun in 417 with Kids: January 24-30

Free Fun in 417 with Kids: January 24-30

This Week: Friday, January 24th - Cozy up with “Extra Yarn” @ The Library Center, Springfield, 2pm Grades K-5. Read the Caldecott Honor book “Extra Yarn” by Mac Barnett and try some traditional methods of crafting with wool. Materials provided. Registration begins January 11. Call 882-0714. Friday, January 24th – Beach Blanket Bingo @ Republic Branch Library, Republic, 4pm Grades K-5. Dress in your summer clothes, wear your sunglasses, sit on your favorite beach towel and play summer bingo. Friday, January 24th … Read entire article »

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5 Things I Like: The Kids’ Music Edition

5 Things I Like: The Kids’ Music Edition

My kids are 5 and 7, and already I am starting to see their music tastes change, but they are still lovers of the music that we spent their preschool years listening to.  I wanted to share a list of our top five children’s music albums. From my kids to yours – enjoy! 5. Laurie Berkner – Best of the Laurie Berkner Band - We listened to a lot of different Laurie Berkner albums (we checked them … Read entire article »

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