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Coffee, Tea and Sparky: 7 Great Places to Get Your Caffeine Fix Downtown

Coffee, Tea and Sparky: 7 Great Places to Get Your Caffeine Fix Downtown

Dining, Downtown Branson
[caption id="attachment_257" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Coffee and a Cinnamon Roll at Clockers Cafe[/caption] If you're looking for the perfect handcrafted coffee beverage, a fresh-brewed cup of Joe, or maybe an authentic down-home breakfast go to with your steaming hot mug, you need look no further than Historic Downtown Branson ... home to some of the best Java in town.   Three All-American Coffees Branson's three locally owned downtown diners, Clockers Cafe, Farmhouse Restaurant and Branson Cafe, serve cafe coffee at its best. It's hot, it's fresh, it's bottomless ... and there's always a waitress nearby waiting to top off your mug. Clockers Cafe is located on Commercial Street between Main Street and Pacific Street. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but may be best known for breakfast, which it serves all day. In addition…
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One of Downtown’s Largest Conventions: Visioncon

One of Downtown’s Largest Conventions: Visioncon

Downtown Branson, Events
[caption id="attachment_251" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Branson Convention Center[/caption] Now in its 26th year, Visioncon, has grown into one of the largest annual conventions held in Branson. Last year, the weekend-long event drew 2,500 attendees at the Branson Convention Center. Visioncon is Missouri's premier comic con and pop culture convention. This year's convention is Feb. 24-26 at the Branson Convention Center. [caption id="attachment_254" align="alignright" width="214"] John W. Shipp[/caption] Headlining the event is John W. Shipp, who played The Flash in the 1990s TV series by the same name. He also appears as Henry Allen in the current CW remake of the series. In addition to Shipp, also coming to Branson for the convention are: Samantha McMillian, author of the urban fantasy City of the Gods series Brian Muir, the sculptor and artist who created…
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2017 in Historic Downtown Branson

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2017 in Historic Downtown Branson

Dining, Downtown Branson, Shopping
This Valentine’s Day, come celebrate the holiday of love with your special someone in Historic Downtown Branson. Come stay at any one of the 8 hotels in Historic Downtown. Spend the night at the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel or the Hilton Promenade at the Branson Landing where you will enjoy their luscious accommodations including their Instant Getaway package. Each location is a short distance from shopping in Historic Downtown and the Lakeside Shops. Visit Dick’s 5 &10 where during the Valentine’s week they will have a drawing for a winner for a $100 shopping spree in their store. Check out Fashion House where they are having their “Sweetheart Sale” and treat yourself to a new outfit where anything white or pink is 20% off. You can even enjoy a…
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Sparky a Great Resource for Branson Bridal Show Attendees

Sparky a Great Resource for Branson Bridal Show Attendees

Downtown Branson, Events, Shopping
The annual Branson Bridal Show is Feb. 12, 2017, at the Branson Convention Center, and downtown Branson's free trolley is a great resource for brides-to-be and other attendees. The show is Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and admission is free and features the area's top wedding professionals like photographers, planners, DJs, venues, caterers, cakes, florists and more. And of course there's fashion, wedding dresses and other formal-wear. The "Sparky" trolley is running 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday, and Stop #3 is situated outside the convention center. This convenient stop makes it easy for attendees to hop on the trolley and continue their day in Historic Downtown Branson or at the Branson Landing. Branson Bridal Show Brides and grooms attending the bridal show will see everything they…
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Shop Local in Downtown Branson and Support Your Neighbors

Shop Local in Downtown Branson and Support Your Neighbors

Dining, Downtown Branson, Shopping, Shows and Attractions
Historic Downtown Branson is full of locally owned businesses, and the district is quickly getting ready for the 2017 tourist season with new streets, new sidewalks and even some new businesses. The winter months are a great time for locals to rediscover downtown and also support your neighbors who work or own businesses in downtown. Even with street construction taking place over the winter and early spring months, all the sidewalks are open and it's still easy to get around downtown. You're never more than a one-block walk from any business in downtown! Come see us! Lots of Parking Even with the Downtown Branson Streetscape project underway in the first months of 2017, there's still plenty of convenient parking along downtown's streets and parking lots. Parking on Main Street The section…
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Many Downtown Businesses Open in January and February

Many Downtown Businesses Open in January and February

Dining, Downtown Branson, Shopping, Shows and Attractions
[caption id="attachment_213" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Construction is proceeding on the new Liberty Plaza in Historic Downtown Branson. The new plaza, entertainment stage, picnic area, trolley stop and restrooms will be completed by early summer 2017.[/caption] The months of January and February in Branson are sometimes referred to as the "off-season," a time when many visitors are busily planning their Spring Break or Summer trips. However, many Downtown Branson shops and restaurants are still open, and these slower months are a great time to browse at your leisure and find great deals! Below is a list of some of the great Historic Downtown businesses that are open in January and February 2017 and ready for your visit: Dining & Restaurants: Branson Cafe (Winter hours: 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily) Chick-Fil-A Clockers Cafe (Mon-Thu…
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Free Things to Do in Downtown Branson

Free Things to Do in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson, Shows and Attractions
The largest (and we think best) free attraction in Downtown Branson is the Sparky trolley system. But there's also many other free things to do in the area that Sparky can take you to. Here's a list of some popular things to do in Branson's downtown: Branson Landing Fountains The Branson Landing Fountains are one of the top free attractions in the city and a major draw for downtown. Located in the "Town Square" section at the center of Branson Landing and with the picturesque Lake Taneycomo as its backdrop, the $7.5 million fountains shoot water and fire up to 120 feet in the air. Oh, and it's all choreographed to music by Wet Design, the same company that designed fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and the Downtown Disney…
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The Easy Way to Shop at Branson Landing

The Easy Way to Shop at Branson Landing

Dining, Downtown Branson, Shopping
[caption id="attachment_43" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Trolley Stop #6 at the North End of Branson Landing[/caption] On the eastern edge of Downtown Branson is the popular Branson Landing, a mixed-use shopping center that sits on 1.5 miles of the Lake Taneycomo waterfront. The center has more than 100 specialty stores and restaurants and is home to the $7.5 million Branson Landing Fountains, a unique fire and water show that is synced to music. Smart shoppers can take advantage of the free Sparky trolley system to get to and from Branson Landing, while also exploring the many other great things that downtown has to offer. The trolleys offer front-door drop-off and pick-up at both ends of the Landing. Stop #2 is located in the circular drive outside of Bass Pro Shops on the southern…
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Track the Branson Trolley Using Your Phone or Computer

Track the Branson Trolley Using Your Phone or Computer

Downtown Branson
Did you know that you can track the Sparky trolleys in real-time using your mobile device or your computer? Each of our three trolleys has a GPS transmitter on-board. That information is uploaded to our tracking system, and the trolleys' positions are superimposed on a map that you can display on your phone. This is especially handy if you're at a trolley stop and wondering when the next trolley will come your way! You can access this information anywhere from this site by using the "Trolley Tracker" link at the top of each page. Here's what you'll see: Updates every minute. Trouble loading this map? Load the Sparky Spotter in Full Screen
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Attending a Branson Convention? Let Sparky Be Your Guide

Attending a Branson Convention? Let Sparky Be Your Guide

Downtown Branson, Events, Shopping
[caption id="attachment_174" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Trolley Stop #3 outside the Branson Convention Center[/caption] If you're visiting Branson for a convention, a special event or a meeting at the Branson Convention Center or the Hilton hotels, the free downtown trolley can help you easily get around. You can save the cab fare or car rental to get out for shopping, a show and dining by using the convenient trolley stop #3 across Sycamore Street from the convention center front entrance. From here, you can easily travel to the historic section of downtown, where you can find unique shops, theatres and restaurants. You can also easily access the north and south ends of Branson Landing, which includes many more stores and restaurants, as well as the popular Branson Landing Fountains. See our How…
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