The AmericaJR.com Web Team visited the Lawrence Welk Resort in Escondido, Calif. The resort community developed by Welk and promoted heavily by him on the show is named for him. In addition, he owned a restaurant and club in Escondido where he filmed lead-ins for reruns of The Lawrence Welk Show. Lawrence Welk Village was where Welk actually lived in a rather affluent “cottage.” The resort is open to the public and contains two golf courses, dozens of upscale timeshares, and a theater that contains a museum of Welk’s life. The Welk Resort Theatre performs live Broadway musicals year round. His organization, The Welk Group, consists of: Welk Resorts (run his grandson Jon Fredricks), with communities in Escondido, Palm Springs, Branson MO, Lake Tahoe and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.