I took the opportunity to attend a pond conference / expo in Ridgedale MO.  Only 10 miles south of Branson and had a safe and enjoyable road trip. Be sure to watch both video’s at the bottom.

The conference was held at Big Cedar lodge and wow what an amazing place. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains that flow down to Table Rock lake made for some breathe taking scenery.

The conference building is outstanding in decor and size as you will see parts of it in the video. The place is huge and finished in a rustic setting, having two floors there is room for the biggest banquet or conference. Not to mention the floor to ceiling windows to view all of nature.

What I like most was the impressive waterfalls, you actually drive over them so keep it slow. These waterfalls gave me more ideas how to tie my second pond to the first. The whole idea to build a second pond was for the water fall effect but now I’m looking at building it bigger. The pool area was connected to the stone accented hot tubs giving you the appearance and feelings of a natural hot spring. And every building or point of interest was connected with paved walk ways or road so you’re not getting your feet wet.

I’m putting Big Cedar on my list of vacation spots and just up the road is Branson were you can take in a show or two. Take a minute to check out their sites.

The exhibitors put on a great show and there were a lot of them. Creating more friendships and featured guests to bring straight to you. So hang on sit back and relax as we explore the products and services for your existing pond or your new pond.

About the Author: Darrell Rhoades is the founder of A one man business, works full time in tool & die. It all started when he built his own pond for the family. Ran into pond issues and started the research with pond suppliers and conferences for pond management. He writes about pond building and pond management and sells pond management supplies, aeration & fountains and Practical hands on experiences at . No physical store, but has items in stock.

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  • eleanor Flitsch Nov 15, 2011 @ 12:58

    This is absolutely Beautiful!!! Actually Branson, is not that far from where I live. approx 5-6 hrs drive.!!! I still have not built my pond. but I am sure I will in the near future xx Thank you for sharing.

  • Darrell Rhoades Nov 16, 2011 @ 10:12

    Thank you for commenting Eleanor. My parents visit Branson once a year and love it there. Close to a 18 hour drive though. Once you build your pond, you’ll say why didn’t I do this sooner. The pond will become your favorite place to be.

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