Thursday, August 31, 2006

More Branson Incredibles

Most towns would be tickled to do a project like Branson Landing once every 50 or 100 years. Most towns aren’t like Branson. Here are some other Branson projects under development.

“Sight & Sound out of Lancaster, PA is in the process of doing a $74 million theater project that will seat 2001 in a 300,000 sf complex. They are one of the top 5 pageants in the USA. It is an incredible production with over 300 full time employees.” Mike Rankin, head of ED in Branson told me about a new project on the drawing boards in the town of 6,000.

Another incredible project is the 11,000 acre development by Glen Patch, a book publisher from FL that includes a 7,000 foot private airport that will be able “to land anything short of the shuttle.” Patch is building the airport privately with a reimbursement for commercial passengers disembarking. He has already built a $40 million golf course that is ranked the number one public course in the state of Missouri with a second one under construction.

A third project under study is to develop a monorail to link Branson Landing and historic downtown with the strip of theaters. Cost for the deluxe version would be over $500 million.

If you haven’t been to Branson, you should go to visit.


Devona said...

Are there any good Branson hotels you could recommend staying at?

BoomtownUSA said...

Sorry, but I'm not real familar with all of the hotels in Branson.