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Branson Board Game Cafe is one of the great family-friendly places the Sparky trolleys can take you and your kids!

Delight your scholar with a back-to-school adventure!

Getting used to a new schedule in those dwindling days of summer can be a shock to your system. Why not create some Branson family memories….

Ride Sparky the Trolley!

You probably have a sentimental trolley memory — watching “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” or the newer “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”. Maybe you loved the cable car during the “Full House” theme song. 

Imagine riding a trolley and experiencing it again through the eyes of a kid. 

Thrill your own inner-child, whatever the connection, by taking your child on Sparky the Trolley for a Downtown Branson day of adventure. Plan your route using this handy Map of Trolley Stops.

Trolleys, Boats, and Trains!

Hop off Sparky at one of the many stops and rent a boat or kayak from Scotty’s Trout Dock & Marina and enjoy a scenic outing on Lake Taneycomo. Experience nature and history as you float or boat along Branson’s historic lakefront.

Prefer to keep your feet on the ground? Take a ride on the Branson Scenic Railway. Explore the foothills of the Ozark Mountains from the comfort of your own seats and the clickety clack of traveling the tracks.

Get a treat!

How big can a kid’s eyes get? You’ll find out as they explore the delicious dessert options in Downtown Branson.

Experience a jaw-dropping (and mouth-watering) variety of candy stores, ice cream shops, bakeries, coffee shops, and juice bars. There’s a dessert for all tastes, so you will be able to find a sweet treat for everyone. 

Shop ‘til you drop!

Downtown Branson is the shopping destination of a kid’s dreams. 

Take your budding paleontologist to Prehistoric Fossils to check their purchasable fossils. Don’t forget to take a selfie with their big dinosaur statues.

Your mini-Houdini will love a visit to It’s Magic to replenish their stash of tricks and jokes. Who knows what they’ll have up their sleeve next?

Any budding fashionista will flip over the beads at Plum Bazaar Bead and Jewelry Shop. 

End your shopping-spree at Dicks 5 & 10, where you’ll all enjoy the vintage aesthetics and large selection of toys and Branson souvenirs. 

Enjoy a family game night!

Branson Board Game Cafe has hundreds of board games you can bond over. Play all day for only $5 per person.

Looking for something with more action? Visit the Escape Room and strategize your way out with teamwork and logic.

It’s a new family tradition in the making!

You’ll want to come back year after year! Enjoy the satisfaction of family togetherness and supporting small businesses in historic Downtown Branson. Smiles all around!