How to be an Ozark Tourist
I am an Ozark tourist every day. It’s one of the perks of living in Harrison AR, a burgeoning city in the Ozarks.
Because I have lived in the Ozarks for over 30 years, I officially attribute “hillbilly” to my nomenclature.
Travelers flock to the Ozarks because (1) it is an amazing place for family vacations and (2) it is within a day’s drive from the big cities of St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City, etc.
Over 71 million tourists have passed through the gates of Silver Dollar City since it opened in 1960.
Shoe Essentials for an Ozark Tourist
Campers and RVs roll into Branson, filled with fishermen, nature lovers, golfers, and show goers. When the tourist season rolls around, I become a tourist, too — I throw on my flip flops and sun glasses and off I go. That’s the beauty of living in a tourist region.
Further, in a mountainous terrain filled with lakes and rivers means countless occasions for entertainment. Suggested shoe wear: cowboy boots, wading boots, hiking boots … flip-flops, boating shoes, water shoes, sandals, tennis shoes, loafers, golf shoes, pumps, slippers, and heels.
When you shop for a pair of travel shoes that seem comfortable at first try, ask yourself, “Are they comfortable enough for a day at Silver Dollar City?”