There will be 12 of us vacationing in Branson Aug 5 - Aug 9 before heading to St. Louis for a few days. Our group will consist of 6 adults (two 70+, four 40+) and 6 children (ages 3 & 5 and 9, 11, 11 & 13). We are planning on staying in a 4 bedroom lodge at Stonebridge. We plan on doing some activities together and some apart. Looking to do some hokey touristy stuff as is why we're going to Branson, as well as looking for maybe a day trip or two (educational, nature, interesting) within an hour or so of Branson including adjoining states. I have some ideas on the hokey touristy stuff, but need some help on the day trips. Also, any advice on if we should avoid any of our touristy stuff which includes: duck tour, Mark Twain Breakfast, butterly palace, Bounce (basketball show), Branson Belle, Fantastic Caves, Hard Luck Diner & maybe a water/amusement park.