Two days in Branson....
Be sure to have a meal at the Ketter Center, a big lodge near the entrance to College of the Ozarks, aka "Hard Work U." Just a few miles from Branson on the highway going south, just off the exit to the right (west). A gorgeous, rustic wood lodge with great picture-window views. Students comprise almost all of the kitchen and serving staff. Good food, big portions, excellent service from students. Highlights are the desserts -- they run a strong bakery and when we went I'm pretty sure they made their own ice cream. A great break from the chains and all-you-can-eat places in Branson proper, a very nice drive, a scenic dining room, and you (and your kids) will find the college mission and philosophy interesting. Highly recommended for Branson.