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    by hquittner Written Sep 24, 2006

    Our youngest grandchildren have never been to New Orleans where we have a world class zoo and an aquarium to match. So this is a start. They say they are "licensed" (whatever that is) and seem to be taking good care of the animals. The enterprise looks fairly new (it covers 11 acres) and the cages and pens are clean. There is a fair amount of animal handling. How one feels about such encounters is up to you, but we wanted to see how the children responded to their first encounter with animals only seen previously in picture books. Answer: the fish were the best. (Someday soon an "open" zoo like New Orleans will probably impress them more, especially the elephants).There is a companion attraction called the Haunted Adventure (for an increased combined fee) that we did not go to.

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    by hquittner Updated Sep 24, 2006

    This is a full-service supermarket just like others and usually quite crowded. It is not an "easy in and out"

    Favorite Dish: Do not forget the Tyson's roast chicken.Wal-Mart is also handy for solving birthday parties, everything from cakes to favors.

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    by hquittner Written Sep 24, 2006

    It was surprising to find a decent Chinese restaurant in the middle of nowhere. It is run by Chinese and has plenty of tables, but the service is minimal and the decor less. We used it as a takeout. There was a complete spectrum of standard dishes from Lo Mein to Kung Pao to Mongolian Beef. They used shrimp, beef, chicken and pork.There were appetizers and soup but no dim sum. (There were18 styles of chicken). The hours are Summer 11-9PM, winter 11-8PM. It is closed Sunday.

    Favorite Dish: The cooking was well received by our experienced group The best were the garlic chicken and the shrimp egg fu yung. Had we known about it we would have eaten here on our first night and saved us all that trouble.

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    by hquittner Written Sep 24, 2006

    Apparently there are 2 of these. The other one is on Highway 165. This Tip is located as below. It is a typical barbecue place selling sandwiches and plates of beef,ribs, pulled pork, chicken, sausage or fried catfish and children food (and hamburgers). Sides of slaw or beans. They also have take-outs of their dishes and if requested will sell pulled pork by the pound (at the price of 2 of their giant sandwiches so it may not be a bargain).

    Favorite Dish: Their pulled pork was properly marinated, smoked and rubbed. You would have to be an expert to know better. This may be as good as it gets in Branson but we did not try it elsewhere.

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