How to Ride the Trolley

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Sparky the Downtown Branson Trolley
Sparky at Stop #2: Branson Landing and Bass Pro Shops

You want to explore Downtown Branson, and you’ve heard about Branson’s free trolley system. Here are the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) with everything you need to know:

 


 

Where can I go on the trolley?

The trolley system has 13 stops throughout Downtown Branson, including Main Street, Branson Landing and the Branson Convention Center. The stops are:

Stop 1: Lakeside RV Park
Nearby: RV Park, Lake Taneycomo Bridge, Scotty’s Trout Dock

Stop 2: Bass Pro Shops/Branson Landing South
Nearby: Bass Pro, Branson Landing, White River Fish House, Branson Landing Cruises

Stop 3: Branson Convention Center
Nearby: Convention Center, Hilton Hotels, Starbucks, East Main Street, Branson Scenic Railway, Parking Deck

Stop 4: Price Street
Nearby: Convention Center Parking Lot, City Hall, Business 65/Veterans Blvd.

Stop 5: Intersection of Main & Commercial Streets
Nearby: Dick’s 5 & 10, Historic Downtown Shopping, Motorcoach Parking, Restaurants

Stop 6: Belk / Branson Landing North
Nearby: Belk, Branson Landing, Parakeet Pete’s Balloon, North Beach Park, Boardwalk

Stop 7: Awberry Parking Lot
Nearby: Motorcoach Parking, Public Restrooms, Main Street, Atlantic Street

Stop 8: 4th Street
Nearby: Hotels, Middle Main Street

Stop 9: 6th Street
Nearby: Fast Food, Convenience Stores, Pharmacy, Upper Main Street

Stop 10: Pacific Street at 6th Street
Nearby: Fast Food, Business offices

Stop 11: Pacific Street  at 3rd Street
Nearby: Boutique Stores, Taneyhills Library

Stop 12: Pacific Street at Commercial Street
Nearby: Liberty Plaza, Downtown Shopping, Public Restrooms, Post Office, Downtown Welcome Center, Theatres, Music Stores, Parking Deck

Stop 13: Intersection of Main & Commercial Streets
Nearby: Dick’s 5 & 10, Historic Downtown Shopping, Motorcoach Parking, Restaurants

See the trolley system map for details about all the stops.

 


 

When do the trolleys run?

January – February: The trolleys run Thursdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

March – December: The trolleys run 7 days a week from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Trolley service doesn’t run on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or if weather conditions make travel dangerous.

 


 

How long does it take to get around? How frequent are the trolleys?

If you get on the trolley at any stop, you can complete the entire circuit of 13 stops in about 45 minutes. But going from Point A to Point B is much faster. For example, going from Main Street to Branson Landing usually takes 5-10 minutes.

There are three trolleys making continual loops throughout Downtown, so regardless of which stop you’re at, you’re never more than 30 minutes from the next trolley (though they’re usually more frequent than that).

The trolley will wait at each stop for at least a minute, so you don’t have to be standing at the curb when it arrives.

You can find the nearest trolley by using our trolley GPS tracker.

 


 

Can I just take the tour?

Of course! We love to show off our beautiful downtown, and our drivers will be happy to tell you about the area and answer your questions.

 


 

Is it really free?

Yes. The trolley system is paid for by Historic Downtown Branson merchants, so it is free for both visitors and locals.

Our drivers do accept tips for good service, but tipping is not required.

 


 

Is the trolley wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Each trolley is equipped with a wheelchair lift. Please let the driver know if you need any special accommodations.

 


 

Can I bring my service animal?

Yes. Service animals are welcome on Sparky. Please advise the driver of any other special needs you may have.

 


Where can I get more information?

There’s lots of great information about the trolley and the many things to do in Downtown Branson on our RideSparky.com website. You also can stop by the Downtown Branson Welcome Center at the intersection of Commercial and College Streets (Trolley Stop 12 is 1 block away) for free maps and brochures.

If you need further assistance, you can call us at (417) 334-1548.