Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Ride the Ducks Branson, MO
If you are looking for a fun way to see Branson from the land and water, you have to Ride the Ducks. I had not been to Branson for quite some time and my husband and daughter had never been before, so we had a great time and learned a lot while on the tour which lasted about 2 hours.
We took our tour at 8 AM which considering how high the temps were while in Branson it was nice to get our and about while the weather was not too hot. Right now, but for a limited time, they are offering a discount on the ticket price if you take your tour before 10 AM.
We had a very entertaining Duck Boat Captain who had lots of information to share about Branson and some of the attractions, performers and more. We learned a lot about the history of Branson. He also kept the music going in the vehicle and had plenty of opportunities for everyone to blow on their Wacky Quackers that everyone is given when boarding.
Above is an example of a really great view you get when taking the tour. This is on top of a large hill that overlooks Table Rock Lake. From here we went back down the hill and on to the lake.
During the tour you will also learn the history of the Duck Boat including their use during WWII for D-Day and the birth of the expression "sitting duck". You will also get to see some other variations of the Duck Boat by different manufacturers and some various military vehicles.
Your children will get the chance to drive the boat when you get out on the lake. Don't worry, you only go between 3-5 miles per hour. =) Then when you get back to the museum/gift shop you can print a free Honorary Duck Boat Captain Certificate for them.
If you are planning on going to Branson I would encourage you to go to Ride the Ducks early on in your stay for a few reasons. You will get a good tour of Branson without a lot of inside information and while on the tour you will receive a Wacky Quacker duck blower which a number of restaurants and attractions around town offer a discount. Just driving around, we saw of number of places that had signs outside giving discounts when you show your Ride the Ducks quacker.
For information about the tour and tickets visit the Branson Ducks website.
Thank you to Ride the Ducks for my tickets used in this review, opinions are honest. Personal photos used in this review belong to My Springfield Mommy and may not be used without written permission from My Springfield Mommy.
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