Trip Ideas

Spring is the Time to Enjoy Downtown’s Parks

Spring is the Time to Enjoy Downtown’s Parks

Downtown Branson
North Beach Park adjacent to the Branson Landing north parking lot. There's never been a better time to get out and enjoy the amazing Spring weather, and in Downtown Branson our outdoors are truly wonderful! And why not let Sparky help get you there? Here is a list of some of the best parks in Downtown Branson ... all conveniently located within walking distance of Sparky stops. Each one features something unique: fountains, bathrooms, disc golf, outdoor stages and more. Pack a picnic and a book and enjoy some natural relaxation! 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. Epps Park, 201 Long St.…
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Branson Car Auction Returns to Downtown April 22 & 23, 2022

Branson Car Auction Returns to Downtown April 22 & 23, 2022

Downtown Branson
The region's top event for auto enthusiasts and collectors is taking place in Downtown Branson April 22 and 23. Jim and Kathy Cox are back once again with Downtown Branson’s twice-a-year Branson Auction. Undoubtedly the region’s top event for viewing (and buying) unique vehicles. Admission is $15 per day of $25 for a 2-day pass. Bidders must register and be pre-approved before the auction. More information is available at BransonAuction.com More than 180 vehicles are up for bid at this Spring's auction, including this 1980 Triumph Spitfire. Explore Downtown Branson on Sparky Attendees can explore downtown on the Sparky Trolley, which stops on Sycamore Street directly outside the Convention Center.
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Branson’s Farmer’s Market Returns to Downtown on Tuesdays

Branson’s Farmer’s Market Returns to Downtown on Tuesdays

Downtown Branson
The popular Branson Farmer's Market is back for 2022, located at the south end of the Branson Landing south parking lot (Bass Pro side). Not far from the historic Lake Taneycomo bridge and Sparky trolley stops #1 and #2, the market is from 3-7 p.m. each Tuesday from April through October. You'll find fresh produce, plants, hand-made crafts, tasty local foods and so much more. The market is pet and kid friendly, so bring the whole crew! When you purchase foods from Branson Farmers Market vendors you can trust that your products are local and made/grown by local producers. FMO inspects vendors to ensure food safety and integrity. Your purchases strengthens the local economy by supporting locally grown food, local food growers. Producers prosper by finding local marketplaces for their…
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Major League High School and College Fishing Tournament Coming to Area

Major League High School and College Fishing Tournament Coming to Area

Downtown Branson
New to the Branson area this year is the Abu Garcia College Fishing tournament, part of the Major League Fishing tournaments. In this event, college students cast to become the best bass angler. The tournament is April 8, 2022, on Table Rock Lake. Land-based events take place at Table Rock State Park Marina. Participants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at a four-year college, university or community college. The Branson event on Table Rock Lake is a 2022 qualifying event for the 2023 College National Championship. Also new to the area is the Major League U.S. Army High School Fishing Tournament, which is taking place on April 9. The event offers high school anglers with scholarship and advancement opportunities to compete in the 2022 Toyota Series Championship. The top…
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Spring Break a Great Time To Get Away to Branson

Spring Break a Great Time To Get Away to Branson

Downtown Branson
Spring in Historic Downtown Branson Families need a break and a getaway. Branson is nearby, accessible, affordable ... and SO MUCH FUN! It's one of the central United States' favorite places for family activities, shows, shopping and dining all in one. Historic Downtown Branson welcomes 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. Visitors are also sure to enjoy the new streets and sidewalks in Downtown. While someone may want to shop longer, others are able to rest on comfortable benches and enjoy the…
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MoNASP Archery State Tournament Returns to Branson in 2022

MoNASP Archery State Tournament Returns to Branson in 2022

Downtown Branson
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF) are hosting the 2022 Missouri National Archery in Schools Program State Tournament March 19 at the Branson Convention Center. More than 3,000 student archers from throughout Missouri in grades 4-12 are scheduled to compete in the state tournament after shooting qualifying scores through various local MoNASP tournaments over the past year. Participants also can compete in the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament. More information on the schedule of activities and admission fees is available at mochf.org/monasp-schedule-of-activities/. MoNASP is coordinated through MDC, MCHF, and the Conservation Federation of Missouri in partnership with more than 800 participating schools and numerous supporting organizations throughout the state. More than 85,000 Missouri students participate in the program. MoNASP is an…
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Sparky’s Daily Schedule is Back, Just in Time for Spring

Sparky’s Daily Schedule is Back, Just in Time for Spring

Downtown Branson
Spring is just around the corner and with it Sparky returns to the regular daily operating schedule! Starting March 1 the trolley will run throughout Downtown Branson from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., every day of the week. Sparky has a total of 12 stops in a single loop and continuous running during hours. So if you just miss Sparky by a hair, wait a few minutes and he'll be back around shortly! Downtown is home to 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! Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., 7 days a week (March-Dec.)10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Weekends (Jan.-Feb.)No service Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day Explore…
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Historic Sites Along Sparky’s Route

Historic Sites Along Sparky’s Route

Downtown Branson
The settlement of Branson dates back to the late 19th century, and by the early 20th century it was becoming clear that this small town in the Ozark mountains was becoming a special place for people to visit from across the nation. Sammy Lane Camp and Downtown Branson, circa 1920s The White River / Lake Taneycomo Visible from Stops 1, 2 and 6 Branson's history, and it's role as a tourism destination, is tied to this normally calm river that runs through town. The White River was an essential link for travel and commerce, and fishing and floating trips were what drew the first tourists to this region. In 1951, the Missouri legislature approved work to clear obstructions along the Missouri section of the White River and deepen the channel…
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Have a Perfect Valentine’s Weekend 2022 in Downtown Branson

Have a Perfect Valentine’s Weekend 2022 in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson
Valentine’s Day Downtown! Take the planning pressure off this year by taking advantage of all the great lodging and dining options in Downtown Branson. Catch a show, take a walk and just enjoy the slower pace of Branson in February! 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 Level 2 is offering a special Valentine's Day Dinner for Two, which includes a calamari appetizer, salads, 6 oz filet mignon and Maine Diver sea scallops. There's also dessert and two glasses of champagne included in the $190 price per couple. Special available both Feb. 12 through Feb. 14. Black Oak Grill Valentine’s 3 Course Meal, $30 per guest Includes spinach &…
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Arts Council Brings Live Productions to Downtown Branson in 2022

Arts Council Brings Live Productions to Downtown Branson in 2022

Downtown Branson
The Historic Owen Theatre, located at 205 S. Commercial Street and next to Liberty Plaze in Downtown Branson, is the home to the Branson Arts Council and their 2022 live productions. It's your opportunity to see some of the best Broadway productions presented on a local stage with local talent. Information and tickets are available at https://bransonarts.org/ Among the 2022 productions, BRAC has scheduled: The Little Mermaid (Feb. 10-27) Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including…
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