How to Ride the Trolley

Sparky the Downtown Branson Trolley
Sparky at Stop #O2: 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 divides into two routes, the Orange Route and the Green Route, with a transfer point located at Liberty Plaza.

The Orange Route:

Stop O1: Lakeside RV Park
Nearby: RV Park, Lake Taneycomo Bridge, Scotty’s Trout Dock

Stop O2: Bass Pro Shops/Branson Landing South
Nearby: Bass Pro, Branson Landing, White River Fish House, Branson Landing Cruises

Stop O3: Branson Convention Center
Nearby: Convention Center, Hilton Hotels, Starbucks, East Main Street, Branson Scenic Railway, Parking Deck

Stop O4: Price Street
Nearby: Convention Center Parking Lot, City Hall, Business 65/Veterans Blvd.

Stop O5: Intersection of Main & Commercial Streets
Nearby: Dick’s 5 & 10, Historic Downtown Shopping, Motorcoach Parking, Restaurants

Stop O6: Belk / Branson Landing North
Nearby: Belk, Branson Landing, Parakeet Pete’s Balloon, North Beach Park, Boardwalk

Stop O7: Awberry Parking Lot
Nearby: Motorcoach Parking, Public Restrooms, Main Street, Atlantic Street

Stop O8-G1: Liberty Plaza
TRANSFER to green route
Nearby: Liberty Plaza, Downtown Shopping, Public Restrooms, Post Office, Downtown Welcome Center, Theatres, Music Stores, Parking Deck

The Green Route:

Stop G1-O8: Liberty Plaza
TRANSFER to orange route
Nearby: Liberty Plaza, Downtown Shopping, Public Restrooms, Post Office, Downtown Welcome Center, Theatres, Music Stores, Parking Deck

Stop G2: 4th Street
Nearby: Hotels, Middle Main Street

Stop G3: Loyd Road
Nearby: Fast Food, Convenience Stores, Pharmacy, Upper Main Street

Stop G4: Pacific Street at 6th Street
Nearby: Fast Food, Business offices

Stop G5: Pacific Street  at 3rd Street
Nearby: Boutique Stores, Taneyhills Library

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


When do the trolleys run?

January – February: The trolleys run weekends only 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 can I tell which route a trolley is running?

Each trolley is outfitted with a flag on the front of the vehicle, either orange or green. Look for this flag when you’re looking to transfer from one route to another.


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

If you get on the trolley at any stop, that trolley will usually complete that route’s entire loop in 20-30 minutes. If you are transferring from one route to another, it might take as long as 45 minutes to get from Point A to Point B in some cases. But most of the time you can get around faster than that. For example, going from Main Street to Branson Landing usually takes 5-10 minutes.

The trolley will wait at each stop for a moment before proceeding to the next stop. If you’re not standing at the curb when the trolley arrives at a stop, please move toward the stop and signal to the driver.

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 while you’re riding a video tells you about the area’s history and points out downtown attractions.


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.

Please note that pets are not allowed on board.


Help. I left an item on the trolley

If you’ve forgotten a bag or item on the trolley, you can call our dispatch center during trolley operating hours at (417) 337-3180 to see if it has been found. Items typically can be picked up the following weekday at this address:

Downtown Branson Betterment Association
112 W College St
Branson, MO 65616
(417) 334-1548

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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.