Spring Break 2023 a Great Time to Visit Downtown Branson

Great weather, lots of fun activities… what more could you want for your Spring Break than a trip to Branson, Missouri. And don’t miss out on all the great things to do in Historic Downtown Branson.

It’s a great time to visit!


With more than 200 specialty retailers, Downtown Branson is the perfect place to shop for everything from quills to quilts and popsicles to popcorn.

While here, you will definitely want to visit Dick’s 5 & 10, a cornerstone of Branson shopping since 1961. In addition to the 250,000 items on the shelves, Dick’s 5 & 10 is home to several impressive collections from the stores’ founder, Dick Hartley, like G Scale Trains and White River Arrowheads.

Downtown shops like Fashion House International, Ozark Quilts & More and Alex & Alaina’s Treasure Chest make it easy to find unique gifts, crafts and art to commemorate your trip to Branson. As the stores mentioned are just a tip of the iceberg of all available, we invite you to discover more Downtown Branson stores here.


Downtown also has great attractions that will keep the family engaged and entertained!

Bring back classic family competition at the Branson Boardgame Cafe. For a small fee per person, you can choose from their library of 650 board games and play until your heart’s content! Or try The Escape Branson, where you have 60 minutes to solve the mystery of how to escape the room!

The Branson Centennial Museum is an admission-free museum highlighting the history of Branson, including a music show timeline that pays tribute to Branson becoming the Live Music Show Capital of the World. Another fun activity that begins downtown is a ride on the Branson Scenic Railway, which leaves from the historic 1905 depot.

You can also enjoy live entertainment at one of Historic Downtown Branson’s theatres. The Hot Hits Theatre features live shows with a variety of musical styles, and the Historic Owen Theatre houses the many productions of the Branson Regional Arts Council’s community theater.


The annual MoNASP Archery Tournament is taking place at the Branson Convention Center from March 15-17 and drawn more than 5,000 of the best youth archers from across Missouri. Come watch some amazing archery and cheer on your hometown representatives.

Dining and Sweets

Downtown also has what your tastebuds are craving!

From homestyle cooking at Clockers Cafe, Branson Cafe and the Farmhouse Restaurant to great Mediterranean fare at Dimitris’ Greek Gyros & Deli and great Asian food at MoMo Sushi & Grill, you’re sure to find the perfect dish. Downtown is also home to local favorites like Mr. G’s Chicago Pizza & Pub and the upscale Level 2 Steakhouse.

For a sweet treat in a nostalgic atmosphere, make your way to Mr. B’s Ice Cream Parlor. Try Dreamsicle’s for homemade fancy popsicles, or Dino’s Cakes & Coffee for your cake and coffee fix. If you’re craving good coffee or healthy smoothie options, Revive Juice and Coffee Bar will be your go-to spot.

Free Trolley

And the free Sparky trolleys are running 7 days a week, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hop on at any of the convenient trolley stops in downtown and explore all there is to see and do.

Naturally, is there a time when it’s not a great opportunity to visit Downtown Branson? We think not!