Visit Branson Segway at the Lake Life Expo, this weekend, in Springfield, MO

Visit Branson Segway at the Lake Life Expo, this weekend, in Springfield, MO

Nothing quite matches the fun and excitement that we have when we take our Segways on the road to an expo.  Last week, we offered rides on a precision track at the St. Louis Auto Show. Folks of all ages lined up to watch, ride, and ride again.  One group of boys rode three times over two days.  Another family came back at least twice.  A grown brother and sister bought two rides each.  I have rarely seen so much laughter and so many smiles on a cold winter day without getting covered in snow.

That’s the nice thing about our winter tracks… they are indoors.  This weekend, Feb 6-8, we will once again offer an indoor track.  Come ride a Segway on the Branson Segway Track at the Lake Life Expo in Springfield, Missouri, at the Expo Center.

Lake Life Expo

635 E. St. Louis St.

Springfield, MO 65806

Friday, Feb 6, 2015: Noon-9pm

Saturday, Feb 7, 2015: 10am-9pm

Sunday, Feb 8, 2015: Noon-5pm

For more information, call 417-336-2744

Guests loved learning how to ride a Segway the  2014 St. Louis Auto Show.  Join us later this month at the 2015 St. Louis Auto Show.

Guests loved learning how to ride a Segway the 2014 St. Louis Auto Show. Join us later this month at the 2015 St. Louis Auto Show.

Just can’t wait until spring to ride a Segway?  If you will be in the St. Louis Area later this month (January 2015), you can join us at our Segway track at the St. Louis Auto Show.

Our Segway Track at the St. Louis Auto Show will be near the back of the show, in the Edward Jones Dome (enter through the America’s Center).  The hours for the Segway Track at the

Enjoy a ride on our Segway track at the St. Louis Auto Show.

Guests eagerly await their turn to ride on our Segway Track at the St. Louis Auto Show

St. Louis Auto Show are as follows:

Thursday, January 22nd – Noon – 9 p.m.
Friday, January 23rd – Noon – 10 p.m.
Saturday, January 24th – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, January 25th – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information, call Steve at (417)336-2744.

 

 

Also, you can ride a Segway this winter at the Lake Life Expo in Springfield, MO. (at the Expo Center), on February 6th 7th and 8th.

We will also operate an indoor track at the Health and Fitness Expo in Little Rock on February 27th and 28th.

Branson Segway will be open Thanksgiving weekend.  On Wednesday, 26th, we will be open from 11 AM until 6 PM.  On Thursday, Thanksgiving day, we open at 1 PM and close at 6 PM.

Friday and Saturday, the 28th and 29th, we are open from 11 AM until 7PM.  On Sunday, our hours are 1-6 PM.

All this depends upon the weather.  Come ride a Segway while visiting Branson.

Indoor Rides On a Segway

Yesterday afternoon, a sunny day and a mild day for mid-November, a guest who had ridden earlier this year, poked his head in my door (which was standing wide open), and asked if I was open.  Yes, we are open.

I have received several call asking what about our hours of operation be this winter, or if we will even be open. I thought, I would take this opportunity to explain our hours this winter and tell you about a few other activities in which we will be participating.

We will generally be open Thursdays through Sundays throughout the winter, but that depends greatly upon the

Crowds lined up for indoor rides on a Segway at the 2014 St. Louis Auto Show. Come take your this January.

Crowds lined up for indoor rides on a Segway at the 2014 St. Louis Auto Show. Come take your this January.

weather.  Riding a Segway is, unfortunately, a fair-weather activity.  We close if the track is wet, from either rain or snow coverage.  We close if the temperature is much below 40, especially if it is a damp and dreary day.

We are offering indoor rides on a Segway this winter at a few different venues.

January 22nd-25th, we offer indoor rides on a Segway track inside the St. Louis Auto Show at America’s Center  (Edward Jones Dome, where the Rams play).

February 6th and 7th, we will offer indoor rides on a Segway during the Lake Life Expo at the Springfield Expo Center, in Springfield, MO.

February 27th and 28th, we will be at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, during the Health and Fitness Expo, offering indoor rides on a Segway.  The next day (February 29th), weather permitting, we may be offering rides at the Little Rock Marathon.

Come and see us at one of these events, and take advantage of indoor rides on a Segway.

It seems that most Branson visitors have a routine.  They see their favorite shows, eat at their favorite restaurants, shop to their favorite stores, and play at their favorite amusements. Many people, though, spend much of their time looking for something new (or new to them) or different to do while in Branson.  With that in mind, here is a list of 5 out of the ordinary things to do in Branson.

 

5 Out of the Ordinary Things to Do in Branson

  • The World’s Largest Toy Museum – My wife kept her Barbies.  She was born the same year that the Barbie Doll was created and she has one of the originals.  It is not worth much, for – like most little girls – she played with it. It is well worn. The box is missing. Still, she has it put away and out of reach of the grandkids.

Imagine, now, a place where generations of toys go to retire.  One million toys, including the toys you grew up with and the toys your parents, grand-parents, and their grandparents grew up with, are all on display.  The GI Joe that I had as a kid is there, or at least one like it.  So are the Ninja Turtles and Smurfs like my children had growing up.  The World’s Largest Toy Museum is every kids dream. It is fun (and educational) for the entire family, and it is one of the best out of the ordinary things to do in Branson

  • Rose O’Neill Museum at Bonniebrook – Every little girl who grew up with a Kewpie doll will want to visit Bonniebrook. Bonniebrook is more than just a museum of Kewpies, though.  It is an art gallery, full of illustrations from the turn of the twentieth century.

Rose O’Neill’s home has also been reconstructed.  The original home, which burnt to the ground in 1947, was the first in the Branson area to have a telephone, indoor plumbing, and electricity.  This unique museum is a must see for art lovers and anyone who grew up with Kewpie Dolls.  It is one of my favorite out of the ordinary things to do in Branson.

  • Promised Land Zoo – Lions, tigers, and bears; oh boy!  Lemurs, baboons, spider monkeys, two-toed sloths, hyenas, kangaroos, snakes, alligators, owls, and much more… That’s just a partial list of the animals you will see when you visit the Promised Land Zoo in Branson.

The Promise Land Zoo is not an ordinary zoo, rather it is a hands-on experience.  Guests may help with feeding many of the animals, experience live-animal shows, visit the petting zoo, and help bottle feed the baby animals.  Zookeepers are always on hand to assist and answer questions. If you are looking for out of the ordinary things to do in Branson, this should be on your list.

  • Mel’s Hard Luck Diner – In a town that has become Mecca for talented singers and musicians, it should be no surprise that many restaurants offer live music.  What may be a surprise is the retro diner where the wait staff take turns singing as they take your order and deliver your food.  Honestly.  They sing while they wait tables.  Not only is it fun, but the food is pretty darned good, also.

Every time I have eaten at Mel’s I found the entertainers pretty entertaining.  That is, they are talented singers.  I suppose many of them have performed or currently perform in shows in Branson, or, perhaps, they hope to.  I’ve always wanted to ask, but never have.  I figure there is a human interest story in each and every waiter/singer.  I know it is fun; something to remember for a lifetime. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary in Branson, check out Mel’s Hard Luck Diner.

  • Branson Segway and Adventure Center – From the second one steps on a
    Our favorite out of the ordinary things to do in Branson. Branson Segway

    Our favorite out of the ordinary things to do in Branson. Branson Segway

    Segway to the minute one steps off, the fun never stops.  The Segway Personal Transporter, designed and built in America, is built to intuitively respond to even the slightest positional shift from it’s rider.  It moves forward as the leans forward.  It slows as the rider leans back.  And, it turns with the leaning of the handlebars, left or right.

Riders at Branson Segway are given thorough instructions on the operation of the machine.  Each and every one are given personal training by experienced trainers.  After a few minutes riding in our practice area, riders are hen accompanied onto the track with a Segway Coach. For those looking for out of the ordinary in things to do in Branson, then this is it.

Once again, it’s Christmas in Branson. As most of you know, the Christmas season in Branson begins on November 1st. That is the date when the shows add Christmas songs to their lineup, or completely change and sing only Christmas music. That is the day we turn on our Christmas lights and set out our nativity scenes. That is the day when the drive-through Christmas displays begin. Christmas in Branson is… well, to quote the late Andy Williams, “the most wonderful time of the year.”

If you have never spent Christmas in Branson, you are in for a treat.  Over one hundred shows, putting on their best performances, offering every kind of music one can imagine.  If you love Branson’s down-home country favorites and that old-time mountain music, then the Presleys and the Baldknobbers offer a real treat with a blend of country, bluegrass, and Christmas favorites.  If you love classic rock, then the #1 Hits of the Sixties, Liverpool Legends (best Beatles tribute band ever), or The Eagles Tribute (an awesome experience) might be for you.  The Osmonds, the Lennon Sisters, Larry Gatlin, and the Irish Tenors always offer amazing shows at Christmas time.

Christmas in Branson is not only about shows; there are plenty of other things to do including shopping at the Branson Landing, The Branson Meadows, The Grand Village Shops, and the Tanger Discount Outlets. Visit Silver Dollar City at night and see millions of Christmas lights.  Ride a go-kart or glide on a Segway.  That’s right, most Branson weather is usually mild enough that even outdoor activities are still open in November and December.

Branson Winters are mild enough that outdoor activities remain open through December.  Gliding on a Segway in the winter is a must-do!

Branson Winters are mild enough that outdoor activities remain open through December. Gliding on a Segway in the winter is a must-do!

Here is a list of our top 10 favorite activities for Christmas in Branson.  Come and spend a few days and enjoy the Christmas Spirit.

          TEN REASONS TO VISIT BRANSON AT CHRISTMAS