Branson’s Visioncon is Back for 2018!

Branson’s Visioncon is Back for 2018!

Downtown Branson, Events
[caption id="attachment_649" align="aligncenter" width="1584"] Keegan Connor Tracy and Casper Van Dien will be in Branson for the 2018 Visioncon.[/caption] Thousands of people from all over the Midwest — many dressed as their favorite sci-fi, anime, and comic book heroes — come to Downtown Branson for Visioncon, the region's largest celebration of fandom. There are celebrity Q&A's, tons of art, a costume contest, and so very much more. Last year alone boasted an attendance of over 4,000! Here is everything you need to know to prepare for this year's extravaganza. The Hilton Branson Convention Center is where you'll need to be. The fun begins Friday February 23rd and continues through to Sunday. More information and the full schedule is available here: https://visioncon.net/ Registration Table Hours: Friday: 12 pm-9 pm Saturday: 9 am-9…
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Spend Valentine’s Day in Downtown Branson

Spend Valentine’s Day in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson, Events
With Valentine's Day in the middle of the week this year, there are several great opportunities leading up to February 14th to get away to Downtown Branson with your sweetheart. The free Sparky trolleys are running on their winter schedules from Thursday-Sunday each weekend. Our trolley seats are perfect for couples to snuggle up and enjoy a fun ride around Downtown Branson. Be sure to snap a selfie and tag #RideSparky in your photo! If you're looking for a great couple's getaway, the Best Western Plus Landing View (which is located at Trolley Stop #8) is offering sparkling cider and chocolates for guests who request the Valentine's Special. The Hilton Promenade and Hilton Branson Convention Center hotels (accessible from Trolley Stop #4) are offering a variety of packages that each…
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Wintertime a great time to visit Downtown Branson

Wintertime a great time to visit Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson
[caption id="attachment_43" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Trolley Stop #6 at the North End of Branson Landing[/caption] Everything seems a little slower in the winter. But despite the short days and colder weather, these weeks leading up to spring are a great time to visit Historic Downtown Branson and to ride the free Sparky trolley. Shopping, dining, and more are downtown, year round. January and February are a great time to get lots of one-on-one attention and to take your time exploring the district. You'll also find some great deals ... just don't expect big crowds this time of year. Some of the downtown Branson businesses are making changes this season as well as operating under seasonal hours. Many of the popular downtown businesses are open and their winter schedules are listed below. Don't…
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Sparky’s Winter Hours for January & February 2018

Sparky’s Winter Hours for January & February 2018

Downtown Branson
[caption id="attachment_43" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Trolley Stop #6 at the North End of Branson Landing[/caption] January and February are typically slower (and colder) months in Branson. It's a great time to bundle up and visit downtown Branson because many of our downtown businesses are still open, and the warm Sparky trolleys are running on a special schedule during these months. In January and February, the trolleys run from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays weather permitting. Spring is just around the corner, so in March the trolleys will return to a schedule of 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 7 days a week. If you know Downtown Branson, then you probably have seen Sparky a time or two. He's the helpful free trolley, ready to take you…
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Five Memorable Christmastime Scenes in Downtown Branson

Five Memorable Christmastime Scenes in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson, Events
That time of year is here again! Lights are up, Christmas trees are lit, ovens are on and the kids are excited about the Christmas break. In the hustle and bustle of the holidays don't forget to take a break and check out the festive side of the Ozarks! You'll be left "simply having a wonderful Christmas time." Take a ride on The Polar Express by Branson Scenic Railway with the family and be reminded of just how wonderful it is to live here. Each trip lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes, approximately and includes a live reading of its namesake book, The Polar Express. Pajamas are encouraged and everyone gets a visit from Santa, after you pick him up first of course! Free hot cocoa and cookies too! Be…
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Branson’s Christmas Tree Tour is Back and Brighter Than Ever Before!

Branson’s Christmas Tree Tour is Back and Brighter Than Ever Before!

Downtown Branson, Events
[caption id="attachment_603" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Branson Landing[/caption] With over 30 new stops, it's sure to be the best Ozark Mountain Christmas yet! Branson's Christmas Tree Tour made its debut last year, with a spectacular lineup of trees, all designed and decorated by local businesses and residents. With an impressive 35 stops on last year’s trail, this season will literally be twice as bright! A whopping 71 attractions and businesses are participating in the 2017 season and offering more than 150 trees, making the tour stretch all the way from Shepherd of the Hills Expressway to East Highway 76. Downtown Branson and Waterfront districts are home to 19 stops on the Christmas Tree Trail and more than 30 individual tree displays! With so many trees available for public enjoyment, it's easy to…
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Exploring Trolley Stop #4: East Price Street

Exploring Trolley Stop #4: East Price Street

Downtown Branson
Trolley Stop #4 is located on East Price Street, directly adjacent to the new Dollar General Store at the corner of Veterans Boulevard and E. Price Street. The stop is convenient for riders who want to access the store and also several other nearby offices and businesses. The stop is also just one block away from the Branson Convention Center's main parking lot, as well as the convention center's overflow/motorcoach parking lot. Also within walking distance of stop #4 are a number of public offices and service businesses, including: Dollar General Patient Pal Branson Chiropractic Center Central Bank Main Office Branson Post Office Branson City Hall and Police Station Binswanger Glass Kom Hot Yoga American Family Insurance
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Exploring Trolley Stop #11: Pacific & Third Streets

Exploring Trolley Stop #11: Pacific & Third Streets

Downtown Branson
Trolley Stop #11 is located on Pacific Street, near the intersection of Pacific and Third Streets. The stop is convenient for riders who want to access the Taneyhills Community Library and other nearby businesses. In addition to the nearby library, the stop is ideal for riders who want to access the boutiques and shops on Pacific Street's "Heritage Row," a block of small historic houses that have been converted into storefronts. [caption id="attachment_589" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Ride Sparky Trolley Stop #11[/caption] Attractions and Businesses Nearby Taneyhills Community Library Branson Hotel / Backstage Wine Bar Talk to the Paw Pet Spa Cowgirl Clad Company Branson Petal Pushers Ruby Lena's Tea Room and Antiques CenturyLink Tri-Lakes Law Firm
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Branson honors our heroes during Veterans Week 2017

Branson honors our heroes during Veterans Week 2017

Downtown Branson
Branson honors our veterans and active-duty military every day, but for one week each year the town pulls out all the stops to host America's largest Veterans Day celebration. The week beginning November 5 each year and continuing until Veterans Day is known as Veterans Homecoming Week (or just "Veterans Week"). Thousands of veterans come to Branson, and throughout the week reunions and special events are held at various sites in the city. The culmination of the week is the annual Veterans Day Parade held in Historic Downtown Branson on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The free Sparky trolleys will be running until 6 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, to help people get around (routes will be altered slightly at times due to parade road closures). Some of the…
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Exploring Trolley Stop #8: Main and Fourth Streets

Exploring Trolley Stop #8: Main and Fourth Streets

Downtown Branson
Trolley Stop #8 is located on Fourth Street, directly under the awning of the Best Western Plus Landing View Inn & Suites. The stop is convenient for riders who are staying at hotels or B&Bs near Main Street. The stop is ideal for guest of the Best Western, and also the Branson House Bed and Breakfast, also located on the same block. A block away across Main Street is the historic Branson Hotel, which is also home to the Backstage Cafe & Wine Bar. Attractions, Lodging and Dining Nearby Best Western Plus Landing View Inn & Suites Branson Hotel and Backstage Cafe & Wine Bar Branson House Bed & Breakfast Steak 'n Shake Ruby Lena's Tea Room & Antiques Prehistoric Fossils Simply Red Salonspa
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