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Arriving at Springfield-Branson Regional Airport

No, that's not us in the American Airlines commuter jet on another runway. Ask yourself, how could we take a photo of it if we were inside of it? This photo I took from another runway after landing in N2111Q, a Beech Bonanza. We were on a continuation of our vacation flight departing Dayton, Ohio late afternoon and landing here at Springfield-Branson regional Airport just to spend the night. So, this is why we have a Springfield page to tell you about a good hotel for the night. The tower to the left in the photo is Springfield's Air Traffic Control Tower, that we spoke to for landing and taxi instructions.

Departing Springfield-Branson Regional Airport

Early the next morning we departed in the Bonanza for Albuquerque, New Mexico and there is a page already prepared on that town. Traveling by light, private aircraft gives one a lot of discretion in routing. We headed southwest from Dayton, Ohio because upper mid-west storms prevented us from flying due west back to California, and we did want to stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Here is another view of the Springfield-Branson Air Traffic Control Tower taken from the Bonanza in flight during our climbout departure.

Nashville West-Las Vegas East.

The Springfield-Branson Regional Airport is so-named for a reason. It also serves the entertainment and retirement community of Branson, Missouri somewhat south of Springfield. This is country music territory, and there are an incredible number of entertainment spots in Branson, established by well-known entertainment stars, and others.

Here or nearby you will find: the Welk Champagne Theatre, Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theatre, Andy Williams' Moon River Theatre, Presley's Country Jubilee, Mickey Gilley Theatre, Ray Stevens Theatre, IMAX Entertainment Complex, Yakov Smirnoff Theatre, Dixie Stampede, Music City Center, Baldknobber's Jamboree, Waltzing Waters Theatre, Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Theater, House of Rock Theatre, Country Tonite Theatre, Celebration City, Shoji Tabuchi Theatre, Hamner-Barber Theater, Victorian Village, White House Theatre, Pierce Arrow Theatre, Toy Museum, Remington Theatre, Dutton Family Theatre, Caravelle Theatre, Jim Stafford Theatre, Hughes Bros. Celebrity Theatre, Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum & Theatre, Legends Theatre, Titanic Museum, Grand Country Music Hall, Starlight Theatre, Hollywood Wax Museum, Shanghai Theatre, Branson Variety Theatre, Majestic Theatre, The Grand Palace, Nova Theatre, Owens Theatre, Manslon America Theatre, Kirby VanBurch Theatre, White Water, and the Follies Theatre. If that is not enough to entertain you, there is The Shepard in the Hills, the Veteran's Memorial Museum or on the river-the Showboat Branson Belle. Whew! I got tired just typing this!.

No photos as I don't want to be accused of favoritism. And, we did NOT go to Branson, but you may well want to after reading this.

  • Last visit to Springfield: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated Oct 15, 2008
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  • Maria250's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Great page & info! Helpful & detailed accommodation tip. Hope ya have a good week.

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Nice page! I would not have guessed that there would be so much to do in Branson. - Steve


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