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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Exploring Trolley Stop #3: Branson Convention Center

Exploring Trolley Stop #3: Branson Convention Center

Downtown Branson
Popular with meeting and convention attendees, Trolley Stop #3 is located directly across Sycamore Street from the main entrance to the Branson Convention Center and Hilton Convention Center Hotel. The stop gives event attendees an easy way to explore the rest of downtown without needing to take a car or a taxi. Also, several other businesses are within walking distance of the trolley stop, including the Branson Scenic Railway and Starbucks. Nearby Businesses, Shopping, Dining and Attractions Branson Convention Center Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel Hilton Branson Landing Promenade Hotel Starbucks Level 2 Steakhouse MoMo Sushi & Grill Noodle 22 Greek Gyros and Deli Branson Scenic Railway / Polar Express Cadwell's Downtown Flea Market Plum Bazaar
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Fall in Downtown Branson is a Picturesque Treat

Fall in Downtown Branson is a Picturesque Treat

Downtown Branson, Veterans
Fall is finally here, and the crisp cool days make for the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful foliage and sights in Downtown Branson! Whether taking in the vibrant red, yellow and brown of the hills reflected on picturesque Lake Taneycomo, going for a stroll or just relaxing on a park bench with a book, it's easy to see why this season is a favorite with many Branson visitors. Here are some fun fall-themed activities you can enjoy without ever leaving the downtown area. Walk along the Branson Landing Boardwalk This level, paved walkway is more than 1-mile long and features many scenic spots along the Taneycomo lakefront. You'll see plenty of ducks, geese along the way, as well as great views of the colorful hills across…
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Exploring Trolley Stop #2: Branson Landing South

Exploring Trolley Stop #2: Branson Landing South

Downtown Branson
Located on the southern end of Branson Landing, just feet from the front door of Bass Pro Shops, is RideSparky's Stop #2. This popular stop gives riders access to the south half of The Landing as well as the nearby White River Fish House and Main Street Lake Cruises. This stop is the best way to get to more than 40 stores, restaurants and attractions, including the Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline and Ride the Ducks. [caption id="attachment_61" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Trolley Stop #2 at the southern end of Branson Landing[/caption] Some of the great shopping, dining and attractions you can easily access from Trolley Stop #2 are: Entertainment and Attractions Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline Ride the Ducks Main Street Lake Cruises Buster's Old Time Photo Fast Shot Shooting Gallery Services Mall…
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Exploring Trolley Stop #6: Branson Landing North

Exploring Trolley Stop #6: Branson Landing North

Downtown Branson
Located at the north end of Branson Landing and under the shadow of the Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon, RideSparky's Stop #6 is one of the most popular in the system. The trolleys leave Stop #5 at Main & Commercial streets and come directly here, forming a quick and easy link between Historic Downtown and the Landing. Returning passengers who board here go next to Stop #7 in Awberry Parking Lot, directly behind Dick's 5 & 10, completing the round-trip to the Main/Commercial area. [caption id="attachment_43" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Trolley Stop #6 at the North End of Branson Landing[/caption] Among the great shopping, dining and attractions you can easily access from Trolley Stop #6, there are: Entertainment and Attractions Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar Branson Landing Boardwalk North…
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Labor Day Weekend Fun in Downtown Branson

Labor Day Weekend Fun in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson, Events
[caption id="attachment_540" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Concert at Branson Landing[/caption] As the unofficial end of summer, the long Labor Day weekend is many folks' last chance to enjoy Branson's lakes, dining, shopping and entertainment before fall sets in. The weekend is a great time to stroll through Historic Downtown and let Sparky, the free trolley, help you get around! [caption id="attachment_535" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Resurrection Journey Tribute Band[/caption] Free Concert at Branson Landing Kicking off the long weekend is a free concert Friday night at the Branson Landing. The always popular Resurrection - A Journey Tribute group plays the most loved hits from the catalog of 80's rockers Journey with amazing accuracy and energy. The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Sept. 1, but come to downtown early for dinner and to stake…
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Exploring Trolley Stop #7: Awberry Parking Lot

Exploring Trolley Stop #7: Awberry Parking Lot

Downtown Branson
Located directly between Main and Atlantic Streets, the Awberry parking lot is the lot for the central part of Historic Downtown Branson and is home to Trolley Stop #7. Directly behind Dick's 5 & 10, the parking lot also serves as the area's main drop-off/pick-up spot for motorcoaches. Additionally, there are public restrooms located at the eastern end of the lot. The lot and Trolley Stop provide convenient access to many of the same businesses as Trolley Stop #5/13, including: Great Eats Noodle 22 Clocker's Cafe Farmhouse Restaurant Branson Cafe Greek Gyros and Deli Mr. B's Ice Cream Parlor Amazing Shopping Dick's 5 & 10 P. Graham Dunn Ozark Quilts and More Downtown Casual Wear Lil' Shop of Leather Patricia's Victorian House Main Street Philatelics Alex and Alaina's Treasure Chest…
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Founded on its banks, Branson’s history tied to White River

Founded on its banks, Branson’s history tied to White River

Downtown Branson
[caption id="attachment_509" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Sammy Lane Camp and Downtown Branson, circa 1930[/caption]   It's clear to say that the history of Branson and the surrounding region is inextricably tied to the White River,┬áthe only significant waterway for most of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. The untamed river shaped the settlement of Branson and other towns in the region in the 1800s, both for good and for bad. Even today, it continues to be a major economic driver for the area. In the first years, the river provided an essential link for travel and commerce, but it also spread damage with its frequent flooding. In later years, after the river was dammed and as Branson became popular with tourists, the waterway and its lakes became attractions in their own right, drawing…
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