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“Great Family Show! Entertaining!”

Branson's Famous Baldknobbers
Ranked #36 of 165 things to do in Branson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Branson's Famous Baldknobbers, featuring the Mabe family, is a country music and comedy variety show in Branson, Missouri performing at the new Branson Famous Theatre. The Mabe family began the Branson family entertainment phenomenon 58 years ago in 1959. Today, the family continues to wow audiences as the second and third generations add their own flare to the family legacy. Their perfect blend of country music, gospel music and comedy will keep you at the edge of your seat and roaring with laughter all night long. The family has been recognized on a national platform as well. In 2011, the Mabe brothers original costumes, instruments and artifacts were added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The family has also appeared in multiple television programs, most recently starring in their own reality television series, "Branson Famous". When visiting Branson, don't miss Branson's Famous Baldknobbers at the new Branson Famous Theatre!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Sikeston, Missouri
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51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Family Show! Entertaining!”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We go to the Baldknobbers every year and again it's one of the best shows! The comedians Hargus and Droopy Drawers are always really funny. My 14 yr old niece likes Droopy. Miss Stub Meadows since he retired. Love the bluegrass music and the various country music they do.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Laura S
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League City
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112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Branson Hey Haw”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

The first performer who came out and warmed up the audience was the best part of the whole show. He was so funny I had tears in my eyes. After that it was a rapid decline. I just did not find it to be a great performance compared to other shows I have seen.

Visited October 2012
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Covina, California
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55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Just average, there are better choices.”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

We really enjoyed this show two years ago but this year found that it lacked some of the choreogrphy, and better singers, and pace, that it had previously .. needs to be reworked in some areas to become a top notch show again. It is not on our list of repeats for our next visit when there are better shows available .. even the comedy acts were kinda tired.

Visited September 2012
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A taste of Ozarks humour.”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

This show really is a must see if you're vacationing in Branson. It's the show that started it all and is now represented in the Smithsonian Museum with artefacts donated by the Mabe family. It has it all. Good humour from the warm up man through to the close of show and a great band of entertainers. Highly recommend you see this show.

Visited September 2012
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“This show is tired”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

We went to see this show since it was the very first one in Branson (50 years). It is tired. The singers were not good, the musicians were just OK, and the comedians were not that funny. This may have been the show that put Branson on the map, but it has passed its prime. If you want to see a really good variety show, there are other choices (the Pressleys).

Visited September 2012
1 Thank LisaRicky
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