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Indian Point's Enchanted Forest - Branson's only free drive-thru Christmas light display

by Press Release
published: Nov 23, 2007
The unique Freedom Tree  with its 65,000 lights.

The Enchanted Forest drive-thru Christmas light display is now open from dusk until midnight every evening through January 1. For nearly 20 years, this has been the annual Christmas gift from the people of Indian Point to area residents and our visitors. An estimated 100,000 people drove through the mile-long displays last year.

The nearly 500,000 lights feature whimsical woodland characters that will appeal to people of all ages. The focal point of the displays is the “Freedom Tree” with over 60,000 red, white and blue lights demonstrating the community’s support for our military and our country.

Pictures of this spectacular tree have been seen world-wide on the internet and have generated words of encouragement from throughout the United States and several foreign countries. Bert Lehman, the owner of Artilla Cove Resort on Indian Point, said that the old Osage Orange Tree is in such a funny position because it fell umpteen years ago and just grew back in the position its in.

The Enchanted Forest is located three miles south of Highway 76 on Indian Point Road (the entrance to Silver Dollar City). It is free to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.

For further information, contact the Indian Point Chamber of Commerce, 338-2772, or visit


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