Table Rock Dam
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Completed in 1958, this dam has a maximum height of 252 feet above the Table Rock River bed, extending 6,423 feet in length.
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Janet S
Columbia, MO26 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
I have been visiting Branson for 57 years. First with my parents as a child and young adult, then on my honeymoon, after that with my own family, and now repeated visits as a retiree. Many changes have happened over the years, but the core of Branson remains. We love Silver Dollar City. It is an amusement park like no other. My husband takes carving classes at Engler’s Woodcarving shop in downtown Branson. It’s fun to look in the shops in old downtown and hit the Landing for new shops and a look at Lake Taneycomo. We camp and love Musicland Kampground and Silver Dollar City Campground. We like to walk the Lakeshore Trail at Dewey Short Visitor Center and at Lakeside Forest as well. Dolly’s Stampede is a favorite of ours. Clay Cooper’s show was great. The Branson Belle offers a 3-fer…a boat ride on the lake, a show, and a meal. Head to Sweet Susie’s Frozen treats. It’s off the main drag, but owned by a sweet family and right across from one of our favorite mini golf courses, Pirate’s Cove Adventure. We have also played mini golf at Lost Treasure on 76 and it was fun. Be sure to visit Billy Gail’s Restaurant for the hugest pancakes you’ve ever seen and stop by Billy Bob’s Dairy Land for good diner burgers and fried pies. We hear awesome things about Big Cedar Lodge and Dogwood Canyon as well as the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks. There are lots of activities for a variety of interests and age levels. Will we be back??? You betcha! Maybe we’ll catch some new things next time.
Written November 14, 2022
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218goatgirl
Sebeka, MN46 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
This was very interesting. Unfortunately due to Covid the visitor center was closed but we still spent a couple of hours here. We found a very pretty picnic spot right by the water/dam for lunch. We lucked out and hit a non-rainy day. After looking around we went on a very pretty hike. The paths are perfect…literally anyone can access them which was very cool. There were families with strollers or wagons, I saw several people on mobility scooters, people with canes, runners, bikers…i even saw a couple with their little dog Max in a stroller out for some fresh air. It was neat to see so many people outside utilizing the trail. This is a must visit place for sure.
Written October 15, 2021
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jrcekc
Edmond, OK394 contributions
Nov 2020
We had some extra time on our hands the last time we were in Branson so we decided to drive out to Table Lake Dam. We had some substantial rain a few days before and the dam was over powering. It was amazing watching the powerful flow of water going over the dam. It is a pleasant refreshing sight.
Written December 13, 2020
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houstonnative47
Missouri City, TX1,109 contributions
Oct 2020
We visited the dam while in the area in October during the pandemic. They have not had rain in quite a while so the lake level was low and no water was coming out of the dam. We were able to drive across it, park at the overlook to see the lake and walk down to the lake below the dam to watch the fishermen fly fishing there.
When our daughter was here a few years ago she heard sirens and then the water started coming out of the dam and the lake started rising.
Written October 26, 2020
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186joeys
Little Rock, AR25 contributions
Apr 2021
Crossing over the dam will certainly make you set up and pay attention to your surroundings. On top the dam you are offered a view east ( down the river) and west across the vast expanse of the Table Rock Lake. Great sight-seeing trip.
Written April 26, 2021
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btouro
Oak Hill, FL276 contributions
Dec 2020
We drove over the Table Rock Dam access road enroute to our booked Christmas dinner Cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle. While attention was paid to the passage while driving, I was able to get a quick far-away glance of the gorge and elevated drop to the water below. I can simply say it is both a breathtaking and spectacular view to behold.
Written December 23, 2020
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Irene K
Texas Gulf Coast, TX62 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Enjoyed the short film about the area and building of the dam. Small, but nice, museum area. Good view of dam and lake. Clean restrooms. Friendly staff. Ample parking. Nice lakeside walkway.
Written July 1, 2021
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Helen H
Omaha, NE127 contributions
Jul 2022
Another free activity in the Branson area is the Table Rock Dam and visit the fish hatchery. They give an informative video at the start that was worth stopping for. Then when you stroll thru the Fish Hatchery, be sure to bring quarters to buy feed for the fish. My grandchildren loved that. We probably were there for an hour which was time well spent.
Written July 26, 2022
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Crissy K
Memphis, IN559 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
We visited during Covid 19. We were able to see the damn and walk around below. The kids were able to Fish. It is such a lovely area. There is a picnic area. The water was up so but it was still nice with wonderful views
Written June 3, 2020
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Jeremy B
Denver, CO14 contributions
May 2013 • Friends
The Tablerock Dam visitor center opened just over a year ago. It is located on the south side of the dam and shows a 20 minute historical video about the dam. It also has some exhibits downstairs, an observation deck on the 3rd level, and an interesting gift shop. The best part of the visitor center; however, is this is the spot where you sign up for a driving/walking tour of the dam. Tours were stopped after 9'11, but started up again in 2010. They are currently offering tours 4x per day. 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. The tours cost $14.50 per person and discounts are provided to veterans. Children 6-11 are $8.00. Kids under 6 are not allowed on the tour. I think the max number of visitors per tour is 12, so in the busy season, you may have to sign up earlier in the day to get the time that you want. The tour lasts about an hour and a half. Only US citizens are allowed on the tour and you can't take any weapons (guns/knives), cell phones, cameras, or purses on the tour. They have a locker to put them in at the beginning of the tour. Once on the tour, you take a trolly from the visitor center, across the dam, and down to the entrance adjacent the fish hatchery. From there, you enter the dam. The guide takes you on a walking tour through the various sections from the power generation section to the very bottom of the dam. There are around 150 steps that you go up/down on the tour, but not more than a dozen or so at any one time. The guide explains why it was built, how it was constructed, and the various details of the day to day operations including how the Corp has managed to keep all of the original (1950's era) equipment working. The whole tour is very informative, interesting, and well worth a visit!
Written May 7, 2013
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