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“A must do in Branson!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Showboat Branson Belle

Showboat Branson Belle
4800 Hwy 165, Branson, MO 65616
800 475 9370
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Ranked #48 of 196 Activities in Branson
Type: Dinner Theaters, Performances
Activities: Dining
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Owner description: Cruise on lovely Table Rock Lake on a four-deck showboat while enjoying panoramic views and breakfast, lunch or dinner accompanied by live entertainment ranging from comedy to music to acrobatics.
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“A must do in Branson!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2003

My husband and I have gone to the Showboat Branson Belle 2 years in a row now. We loved it! The dinner is good and the show is fantastic. It did seem to be very close to the same show both times we have gone, but enjoyed it just as much both times. We think this is a MUST in Branson! We will definitely go again next time we are in Branson!

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“Showboat Branson Belle was wonderful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2003

Everything was excellent, the gift shops, the food, the service, the show, the entertainers, our waitress. This was our third time on the Branson Belle over a period of years and I believe this was the best!!!!

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“Went outside...came back in.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2003

Always wanted to go, but felt the tickets were too pricey. We got a good discount by getting the Silver Dollar city tickets, so we went.

While the singing and dancing was so-so (although the jazz band was very good) the Ventriloquist with the dogs are just wonderful. My 10 year old nearly died. She's been doing the dog's "went out side...came back in" ever since we got home.

They have different headliners on different shows, so I don't know how they would be. Again, it would have been pretty mediocre without this guy. Food was surprisingly good.

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“Wonderful Talent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2003

We spent our 31st Wedding Anniversary celebration on the Branson Belle Showboat - it was very nice! For our special day, we decided to spend some extra money and have dinner in the Paddle Wheel Club Room. It was nice, but I am inclined to believe that the dinner for the regular diners was just as good as our dinner. The showboat's web site claims that you will have great views of the lake in the Paddle Wheel Club Room - yes, if you are lucky enough to be seated at one of the window tables. Otherwise, you can see nothing but the other diners and maybe the tip of the red paddle wheels. There is not enough room in between the window tables for you to feel comfortable leaving your table to look out the windows. This would also have disrupted the diners at the window tables. Our waitress was extremely accommodating and friendly, however, she was the only server for the entire room! While she really kept pace, we had no time to tour the ship after dinner as was also indicated on the website. As soon as we were finished eating, it was time to be seated for the show. The diners on the show floor were permitted to have beverages during the show, however, when we asked for water/iced tea, our waitress never came back to the show floor so all the diners from The Paddle Wheel Club Room were not able to enjoy beverages while watching the show. Now for the great part ~ The entire show was Fabulous!! Todd Oliver and his precious talking dogs were the most entertaining comedy I've seen for awhile! My husband and I laughed until we cried. The Steppin' Out performers and band were also excellent. We especially enjoyed the audience participation parts of the show. Unless you want to feel like someone special for an hour, I would not recommend spending the extra money for dinner in the Paddle Wheel Club Room. Otherwise, the Branson Belle is definitely worth the trip, the boat is beautiful!

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“WE LOVED THOSE TALKING DOGS!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2003

We were last on board the Showboat Branson Belle in May of this year.
This was about our fifth cruise. The entire Branson cast is second to none!! However, our all-time favorite is the incredibly gifted Todd Oliver, Ventriloquist and Comedian Extraordinare, and his act with his two talking dogs, Irving and Lucy.

The Stepping Out Orchestra is a very special treat too. We have bought every CD they have recorded and have not been disappointed. We love those Big Band tunes!!

If you want to have non-stop fun and good quality family entertainment, I highly recommend the Showboat Branson Belle!!

Gwenn Higginbotham

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