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Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson

Located just east of highway 65 along the shores of Lake Taneycomo, Downtown Branson definitely has the feel of an old-time main street, but great things are happening as new shops and restaurants mix in with the long-standing favorites.

From brick sidewalks and Victorian lampposts to the historic rail depot that is now the Branson Scenic Railway, Downtown is just a charming, relaxing destination with over 60 shops, restaurants and attractions for you to peruse.

You can arrange a guided historical walking tour. These are available by appointment; call the Downtown Branson Main Street Association (417-334-1548), or click here to visit their website. If you'd rather go it on your own, you can do the walking tour yourself. All you need to do is pick up the self-guided tour map at the Downtown Branson Main Street Association's office. Here's the address.

There's a new way to explore Downtown Branson, even when you have no particular place to go. Discovery Trolleys began operating in October of 2006. The trolleys make a loop through the Historic District and Branson Landing. Stops are at Commercial & Main Street, Commercial & Pacific Street, Bass Pro Shop parking lot and Belks Department store parking lot. The trolleys run about every 10 minutes. Here's the trolley's hours of operation.

As you makes plans to visit Downtown, be sure to click here to download the Historic Downtown Branson Map from the Downtown Branson Main Street Association's website. It shows you some things you'll want to know, like street names, the 2-hour public parking lots, the free all-day parking lots, public restrooms and Historic Landmarks.

In October 2010, the new Branson Convention Center reported the top 3 activities of convention attendees:

  1. shopping at The Branson Landing

  2. shopping in Downtown Branson

  3. attending music shows

Good news:  there is a new time limit on two downtown parking lots – the Pacific Street lot and the Awberry lot behind Dick's 5 & 10. These two lots now have a 3-hour parking limit (it was 2-hours). All on-street parking will remain a two-hour limit, though. Be sure to park in one of those two lots if you plan to stay awhile in Downtown Branson!

You'll find plenty of lodging, restaurant and shopping choices Downtown. There's also special events scheduled throughout the year. Here's the current list:

Places to stay in Downtown Branson:

Places to eat in Downtown Branson:

  • Bob Evans Restaurant & Gift Shop

  • Branson Cafe

  • Clockers Restaurant

  • Farmhouse Restaurant & Gift Shop

  • Liberty Tavern

  • McDonald's

  • Mr. B's Ice Cream & Deli

  • Mr. G's Pizza

  • Rocky's Italian Restaurant

  • Ruby Leana's Tea Room & Antiques

  • Smack's Deli & Ice Cream Shoppe

  • Steak 'n Shake

  • Thai Thai cuisine

  • The Shack Cafe

  • Wendy's

Fun things to do in Downtown Branson:

For when you just need to Shop Downtown:

  • Apple Market

  • Bee Discount

  • Branson Bill's Emporium

  • Branson Drug

  • Branson Landing - Urban Retail

  • Burlington Annex

  • Crain's Creations Gallery

  • Dick's Oldtime Five & Dime (Celebrating 50 Years in 2011! Still family owned. Watch this.)

  • Henry's Warehouse Outlet

  • House of 1000 Clocks

  • If the Shoe Fits

  • Ivy Rose Quilts & Gifts

  • Jigglin' George's Too

  • Kay T Bugs

  • Light House Gallery

  • Lightning Pawn Shop

  • Lil' Shoppe of Leather

  • Naturegraphics

  • New Balance Shoes

  • Ozark Quilts & More

  • Patricia's Victorian House

  • Premier Gallery

  • Reish Shoes

  • Sonya's Leather & Gifts

  • The Flag Store

  • Waterfront Trading Co.

Branson Tourist Information & Services:

  • Akers & Arney Insurance

  • American Family Insurance - Dale Sanders

  • Binswanger Glass

  • Bonnie Brook - Rose O'Neill Historic Home & Gifts

  • Branson Arts Council

  • Branson Convention Center

  • Branson Daily News

  • Branson Lodging Association

  • Branson Veterans Task Force

  • Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

  • CenturyTel

  • Commerce Bank

  • Cox Communications

  • Delta Group LLC. / Chappy Mall

  • Edward Jones - Mitch Holmes

  • Empire District Electric Co.

  • First Community Bank

  • Hawthorn Bank HCW, LLC

  • Herrman Lumber Co.

  • KLFC Radio KOMC/KRZK Hometown Radio

  • L & J Plumbing Supply

  • Liberty Bank

  • Meeks Building Supply

  • Ozark Mountain Bank

  • Ozark Mountain Newspaper/Branson Daily Independent

  • Rankin Consulting

  • Regions Bank

  • RSC Equipment Rental

  • Shelter Insurance

  • Sir Speedy Printing

  • Staples

  • State Farm Insurance - Doug Baker

  • Summerwinds Resort Services, LLC.

  • Sunny Day Guide

  • The Vacation Channel

  • US Bank

Special Events in Downtown Branson:

  • Plumb Nellie Arts & Crafts Festival (see our May Events)

  • Olde Time Fiddle Festival (see our August Events)

  • Autumn Daze Arts & Crafts Festival (see our September Events)

  • Veterans Parade & Ceremony (see our November 11 Events)

  • Adoration Parade & Lighting Ceremony (see our December Events)

  • Santa's Workshop in Historic Downtown Branson (see our December Events)


Historical Notes for Downtown Branson: Former Downtown businesses: Family Inn, Golden Corral, My Cup of Tea, Hillbilly Moccasins, Rebecca's Victorian Boutique, Digital Blacksmith, Mr. Lyles Beauty Lounge, Tri-Lakes Ford


Address and phone number for Downtown Branson

View map to Downtown Branson

Revised: Sun Mar 6 14:21:58 CST 2011