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During the late 1800s through the late 1920s, long before Branson would become a household name in the industry of entertainment, Hollister, MO was the place to be. The fledgling railroads of the United States ended at this small resort town, modeled in the style of an old fashioned English village. Now, this suburb of the Branson area continues to charm visitors season after season, by way of both its picturesque locale and its abundance of activities. Read on to learn more about this pleasant little town and the recreation that you’ll find here.
For the full Hollister experience, visitors simply must check out the historic downtown section of Hollister, which is brimming with old world English charisma, such as English-style pubs like Black Horse Pub. Downing Street, sharing its name with the famous street in London, is lined with quaint and mysterious antique shops like Ye Olde Antique & Flea Market and Green Lantern Antiques. Mouth-watering restaurants also dominate the business landscape; Little Hacienda serves the best Mexican food in town, while Vintage Paris is the ideal spot for sitting with a cup of coffee or tea and a pastry, sipping a glass of wine, or enjoying a hearty mug of beer.
Nearby, the College of the Ozarks allows visitors to its beautiful campus to experience the Ralph Foster Museum, which focuses on the history of southern Missouri, and dine on the delicious culinary creations of its students—who pay for their tuition by working directly for the school—at Dobyn’s Dining Room at the Keeter Center.
Outdoor enthusiasts will love the abundance of Hollister activities available, including boating, fishing, kayaking, cruising, and more on either of the lakes adjacent to town. Lake Taneycomo and Table Rock Lake are both famous for hosting elaborate sightseeing and entertainment cruises using authentic paddlewheel boats. Lake Taneycomo also borders the famous local shopping plaza known as Branson Landing. The spectacular water fountain displays shown here were designed by the same people who made the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas.
Finally, if you’re searching for a mystical, magical outing that you’ll never forget, there are two places that stand out above all others in Hollister: Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course and the Branson Scenic Railway. The former locale is reputed to have vengeful spirits and house buried treasure, all on a golf course that both avid and amateur golfers would have a great time on. The latter attraction is a wonderful outlet for sightseeing, as the train winds its way through the natural splendor of the Ozarks and even plays host to the Polar Express during the winter holiday season.
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