October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which means it’s time for the 3rd Annual Branson Landing‘s Paint the Landing Pink! Visitors, residents, survivors, and family members are invited to gather to support those impacted by breast cancer on Saturday, October 13. The day kicks off with the Gift of Hope 5K Run beginning at 8 am at the Branson Landing. All the proceeds from the race go to Gift of Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential needs to Taney County families. The day will be filled with “pink fun” including guest speakers, silent auctions, and more. Finally, the day will cap off with Chain Reaction – A Tribute to Journey benefit concert at 8pm. This five-person band will wow guests as they sing the timeless classics of Journey that we all know and love. “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Open Arms” are just two of the songs that will leave you smiling as you support Breast Cancer Awareness. The proceeds from the days events will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, which provides resources for southwest Missouri families who have been impacted by breast cancer.
Robert Ripley was a known collector of the bizarre and odd and the collections in the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Branson Museum showcases just that! The museum contains many of Ripley’s original artifacts in addition to a country western section representing the culture of southern Missouri. Items featured include original Ripley columns and cartoons, genuine shrunken heads that Ripley received from the Jivaro Indians and wax figures of unbelievable humans, such as the world’s tallest man, the world’s fattest man and the unicorn man. Each museum is about 80 percent different from the other museums spread throughout the world. This includes the design of the building. The Branson museum was built to look as though it survived Missouri’s most famous earthquakes. According the United States Geological Survey, between December 16, 1811 and February 7, 1812, a series of earthquakes registering between 7.2 and 8.1 on the Richter scale struck the state. These are the Midwest’s most powerful recorded earthquakes to date –– one even made the Mississippi River run backward for a few hours. You are sure to love Branson’s Ripley’s Believe It Or Not whether you believe what you see or not!
Starting tomorrow, vote for your favorite Christmas photo in the Branson Shows Christmas Photo Contest. The winner of the contest will get a Branson Getaway for four! The prize includes tickets to two shows and two night of lodging, plus a $250 Visa Gift Card. Head on over to the Branson Shows Facebook page to vote for your favorite photo. We can’t wait to see which photo wins!