Trip Ideas

Labor Day one last chance for Branson summer fun

Labor Day one last chance for Branson summer fun

Downtown Branson
Labor Day in Branson is a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Historic Downtown Branson, and also to get in some shopping for end-of-season sales! Be sure to ride the Sparky trolleys to get around as you travel from Lake Taneycomo to Branson Landing to historic Main Street and the nearby shops and artisans. While the usual Branson Landing summer concert series has been suspended to help visitors maintain social distance, there are still plenty of things to do in downtown, including watching the fire and water fountain show, walking along the boardwalk, or getting out on the water in kayak or on a paddleboard. Outside of Downtown: Chateau on the Lake will host its annual Labor Day fireworks celebration on Sunday, Sept. 6, at dusk. The presentation…
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2020 Missouri Sales Tax Holiday Weekend on for August 7-9

2020 Missouri Sales Tax Holiday Weekend on for August 7-9

Downtown Branson
Without a doubt, 2020 is the strangest back-to-school season anybody can remember. Whether kids are doing in-person learning, online learning or homeschooling, parents are likely to still need supplies, gadgets and new clothes for their little students. Just in time for back-to-whatever, it's also time for the Missouri State Tax-Free Weekend! In 2020, the Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 7, and runs through Sunday, August 9. Before we go any further, we need to jump into the fine print. The Missouri Back To School Tax Free Weekend only applies to "certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers" and other related school necessities. Around Branson you'll still pay local taxes, but the Missouri portion of the sales tax that you'd normally pay (about 4.2%) is waived. Even…
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Enjoy Outside Time in Downtown Branson’s Many Parks

Enjoy Outside Time in Downtown Branson’s Many Parks

Downtown Branson
The waterfall and picnic area at Liberty Plaza There's never been a better time to get out and enjoy the Great Outdoors, and in Downtown Branson our outdoors are truly wonderful! And why not let Sparky help get you there? Here is a list of the best parks in Downtown Branson ... all conveniently located within walking distance of Sparky stops. Each one features something unique, that sets it apart from the other. Fountains, bathrooms, disc golf, outdoor stages; the only thing missing is the ice cream cart. But we’ve got that covered in Downtown also! North Beach Park, 401 Eastlake St. Located about 200 yards from Trolley Stop #7 A total of 4.2 acres featuring walking paths, horseshoe pits, lake access, two fishing docks, picnic tables, and BBQ grills.…
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Explore Downtown Branson in Air-Conditioned Comfort

Explore Downtown Branson in Air-Conditioned Comfort

Downtown Branson
Tasty summer treats from Dreamsicles in Historic Downtown Branson. Oh Summer ... that midwestern heat and humidity is something else, isn’t it? Downtown Branson has too many shops and flea markets and museums that still need exploring, so there's no reason to let the heat keep you at home or in your hotel. Besides, who is going to eat all the cold and sweet treats in Downtown if we don’t? Don’t fret! When you need to go Downtown, whether it’s in the Historic District or the famous Branson Landing, you can find relief from the heat (and an easy way to get around) on Sparky. As he circles the downtown route, he brings with him the gift of air conditioning! Hitting each stop about once every 30 minutes, you are…
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Free Concerts, Fireworks in Downtown Branson

Free Concerts, Fireworks in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson
The 13th Annual Liberty Light Up celebration is Friday, July 3! Great music, fireworks and The Branson Landing; what more could anyone ask for as we celebrate our great nation and its Independence Day? The Branson Landing is famous across the Nation, and for good reason! The fire and light show was designed and orchestrated by the same people responsible for the famous Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas. It’s a show you don’t want to miss! With updated city laws on open container alcohol on The Landing, you can now enjoy an adult beverage while watching the spectacular fire and water show, live music and fireworks. Make a plan to join us as we watch the night sky brought to brilliant colorful display! Schedule of Events for the evening: 4:30…
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Sparky Resumes Operations with New Trolley Route

Sparky Resumes Operations with New Trolley Route

Downtown Branson
Sparky is back and with an updated route! Check out the trolley's single loop through Historic Downtown Branson, which means that you can get anywhere in Downtown Branson without having to transfer routes. The famous (and free) Sparky trolley now has has 13 convenient stops.  Stop 1: Lakeside RV Park Lakeside Rv has always been the scenic, downtown go-to place for campers who want to be just feet away from gorgeous Tanyecomo Lake. Stop 2: Branson Landing South Perfectly located for ample parking and just steps from Bass Pro Shops, Garfields and other Branson Landing businesses!  Stop 3: Branson Convention Center  So often a home for major events, the Convention Center Hotel is a wonderful place to also spend the night in an upscale location adjacent to Historic Downtown and…
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Spring Break fun in Downtown Branson

Spring Break fun in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson
Revive Juice Co. in Downtown Branson Spring Break is a great time to experience all the fun attractions, dining and shopping in Downtown Branson, Missouri. And starting March 1, you can ride the free Sparky trolleys 7 days a week. THE ODD COUPLEOn March 19-22, the Branson Regional Arts Council proudly presents the local production of The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. Bring the whole family to the Historic Owen Theatre to experience this incredible production. BATTLE IN BRANSON CHAMPIONSHIP Join All Out Championships, a premier, cheerleading and dance event production company, for its Battle in Branson on March 7 at the Branson Convention Center. You'll be amazed at the talent that comes from participating cheer and dance teams! More information for spectators will be released soon, so watch here…
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Sparky Trolleys Return to Daily Schedule

Sparky Trolleys Return to Daily Schedule

Downtown Branson
Spring is just around the bend and with it Sparky returns to the regular schedule! Starting March 1 the trolley will run throughout Downtown Branson from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., every day of the week. With a total of 14 stops and continuous running during hours, if you just miss Sparky by a hair, wait a few minutes and it'll be back around shortly! Downtown boasts of over 100 unique shops, restaurants, sweet treat spots, cafes, and of course shopping and attractions on the Landing. Let Sparky take you anywhere you need in Downtown Branson! Route Map
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Put the Spark in Valentines Day!

Put the Spark in Valentines Day!

Downtown Branson
Valentine's Day Downtown! Take the planning pressure off this year by taking advantage of all the great options in Downtown Branson. Catch a show after a couple-centered dining experience. If you still need help trying to decide, look no further. Here are few great places to eat Downtown that are offering specials for lovers. Level 2 Steakhouse Enjoy salad, shrimp cocktail, three sides, 6oz Filet Mignon and 4oz Lobster Tail per guest, dessert and a red rose. Comes with complimentary valet parking. $160 per couple. Special available both Feb. 14 and Feb. 15. Black Oak Grill Valentine's 3 Course Meal, $30 per guest Includes Soup/Salad option, Sirloin/Salmon option, Cheesecake/ Jar Brownie option Joe's Crab Shack 2 Different meal options for 2 people to share! $69.99, Includes Appetizer choice, Entree choice,…
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February is Cheer Month in Downtown Branson

February is Cheer Month in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson
Throughout February, Branson is the site for some of America's best cheer and dance teams facing off for trophies and national bragging rights! Athleticism, Spirit and Team Work are traits every cheerleader must possess to pull such a big win! Three different major competitions are in Branson in February this year: The Worldwide Spirit Association American All Star Nationals takes place at the Hilton Branson Convention Center over the course of two days, February 1st and 2nd. The full schedule has yet to be available as registration for competitor teams is still open. Spectators are welcome, cash entrance fees at the door and senior and military discounts are available with I.D. The Varsity American Cheer Power competition is February 9th for one day of back-to-back-competition. Spectators are welcome, cash entrance…
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