Don't go to Branson, Missouri, without stopping by Lambert's in Ozark. Lambert's is home of the throwed rolls - If you want one you wave and they throw one across the restaurant to you. Lambert's is also known for their pass arounds (pan fries, okra, black-eyed peas, and macaroni and tomatoes) brought to the table constantly through the meal.
Niagra Falls is a world wonder and therefore a must see, but in my opinion you should see if from the Candian side. Go into the Skylon Tower for some food and enjoy a trip in the 'Maid of The Mist' for a first hand experience with the falls. In my opinion the falls are more impressive to kids around the age of 7-12, but regardless it is a must-have experience. -SvH