Thursday, July 27, 2006

Branson Continues to Amaze

Within the past several months Branson, MO, one of my top 100 agurbs®, has opened several new attractions and businesses. Branson Landing, which I’ve written about before, is a $420 million TIF project that includes a convention center, hotels and many new stores including a Bass Pro Shop.

Another new addition to Branson is The Titanic, the largest museum dedicated to that ill-fated ship. A 100-foot-tall replica of the ship with a pool at its base that sprays water as though it were cutting through the ocean and a mock iceberg entrance that juts out of the ships side are two attention getting features of the new museum.

Even though Branson is bringing in over 7 million tourists per year, it isn’t resting on its laurels and is constantly finding ways to reinvent and invest in itself. What are you doing in your town?

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