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Get Up-Close with Branson’s History on Downtown Walking Tour

Get Up-Close with Branson’s History on Downtown Walking Tour

Downtown Branson, Shows and Attractions
With this self-guided walking tour, visitors can experience many of the authentic and historic sites in Downtown Branson. The tour starts on Main Street in front of Dick's 5 and 10, continues down North Commercial Street, goes through the Town Square portion of Branson Landing, returns to South Commercial Street and ends up back on Main Street. Branson's downtown started taking shape in the first years of the 20th century. The city of Branson was incorporated on April 1, 1912, and only four months later in August a devastating fire destroyed most of the downtown. On this tour, you can see the historic sites and a handful of buildings that survived the fire. The tour is at your own pace and can be modified as you wish. Plan on at least…
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Major Portion of Streetscape Phase 3 Completed

Major Portion of Streetscape Phase 3 Completed

Downtown Branson
[caption id="attachment_330" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] The intersection of Main and Commercial streets reopened on March 2.[/caption]   It's a great time to visit Historic Downtown Branson and see in-person the great changes that have been happening this winter. A major portion of the Streetscape Phase 3 renovations have been completed, and Main Street has reopened. Also completed is the section of Commercial Street between Main Street and Pacific Street, now open with new wide sidewalks and clearly marked parking spots. Construction on the block of Commercial Street north of Main is still ongoing and is expected to be completed by May.   [caption id="attachment_326" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Workers lay brick pavers and set up concrete forms at the intersection of Main and Commercial Streets in mid-February 2017.[/caption]   The Phase 3 renovation…
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Downtown Branson Welcomes Spring Breakers

Downtown Branson Welcomes Spring Breakers

Downtown Branson, Events
[caption id="attachment_316" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Spring in Historic Downtown Branson[/caption] Where would you like to go on your Spring break? How about somewhere you can find attractions, shows, shopping, and dining all in one? Historic Downtown Branson welcomes all Spring breakers to stroll the streets and check out all of the unique items in each store, enjoy a tasty meal, or take in a show! Just a short distance from the Branson Landing, you won’t want to miss out on all the fun! And businesses will have out Spring discounts on your visit. Downtown Casual Wear will be having 20-25% on their boots and have various sales on their shirts. Rya Bella will have a free hair accessory with every outfit and an extra 10% off each clearance item. Henry’s Warehouse…
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Branson Trolley Provides Free Transportation Throughout Downtown

Branson Trolley Provides Free Transportation Throughout Downtown

Downtown Branson
[caption id="attachment_61" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Trolley Stop #2 at the southern end of Branson Landing[/caption] Downtown Branson includes the Historic Downtown district, the Branson Landing, the Taneycomo lakefront and surrounding areas. And you can get around easily (and for no cost) by using downtown's free trolley system. The "Sparky" trolleys operate year-round, making a continual loop throughout the day and stopping at 13 predefined trolley stops. From March through December, the trolleys run daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. During January and February, the trolleys run Thursdays-Sundays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Each trolley is quaint, comfortable and also wheelchair-accessible. You can ride from Point A to Point B and back again. Or you can hop on and stay for an entire loop, getting a great tour of Downtown Branson…
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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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