Trip Ideas

Arts Council Brings Diverse Live Drama to Downtown in 2019

Arts Council Brings Diverse Live Drama to Downtown in 2019

Downtown Branson
Broadway in Branson This year, so many great pieces of literature and musical joy are being brought to life on the stage in Downtown Branson! The Historic Owen Theater has an exceptional lineup fit for family and date night. Get ready to run the gamut of drama and comedy. Romance and Tragedy. Pain and love. The first and most anticipated performance will definitely set expectations high. The Owen Theater's largest production ever has its opening night on February 21st. A total of 10 shows between Feb.21st and March 3rd is scheduled for Broadways Beauty and the Beast! A perfect post-Valentines celebration of love, understanding, and forgiveness. A traditional french fairy tale, its full of romance and redemption. The complete cast list and show times are available online. Other shows on…
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Five Last-Minute Ideas for Valentine’s Day, 2019

Five Last-Minute Ideas for Valentine’s Day, 2019

Downtown Branson
The weather promises to be pleasant for a February evening, so don't let not having a plan keep you from having a great Valentine's Day with your sweetie! Downtown Branson has so many great options for romantic moments. Here are a few ideas: Snap a Couple's Selfie There's so many great places to take selfies around Downtown. A few of our favorites that produce many share-worthy pictures: On the free Sparky Trolley (runs until 6 p.m. on Valentine's Day)In front of the Branson Scenic RailwayIn front of the Liberty Plaza FountainOverlooking Lake Taneycomo from North Beach Park or the Branson Landing BoardwalkIn front of the Branson Landing Fountains (fire & water shows on the hour) Watch the Sunset over Branson There are several spots on Mount Branson where you can…
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What’s New in Downtown Branson in 2019

What’s New in Downtown Branson in 2019

Downtown Branson
Paula Deen and her sons Jamie Deen (left) and Bobby Deen are pictured in front of a Family Kitchen restaurant in Fairview, Texas, similar to the one under construction in Downtown Branson. After the exciting addition of Andy B’s and H&M in 2018, new things are in the works for Downtown Branson in 2019! New at Branson Landing The Landshark Bar and Grill (of Jimmy Buffet/Margaritaville fame) is coming this year to the Town Square on the Landing, taking over the former Texas Land and Cattle location. A new building is being constructed at the north end of the Landing for a much anticipated new addition: Paula Deen's Family Kitchen! The new restaurant is just steps away from the Sparky Trolley Stop #O6. Paula herself was in Branson last year scouting for…
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Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Downtown Branson

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson
2018 is coming to an end and it’s time to celebrate new beginnings and a new year! Looking for a fun way to ring in the New Year? Then look no further than Downtown Branson! Here are a few of the great events going on Monday night, Dec. 31, 2018, in downtown. Historic Owen Theatre Masquerade Gala The Branson Regional Arts Council and the Historic Owen Theater are sponsoring a New Year's Eve masquerade event. The gala and live entertainment begins at 8 p.m. at the historic venue on Commercial Street and continues until midnight. Attendees are treated to wine, champagne, prizes, party favors and can participate in an auction benefiting the nonprofit. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at BransonArts.org/nye or by calling 417-336-4255. New Year's Eve…
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A 70-Year Downtown Branson Tradition

A 70-Year Downtown Branson Tradition

Downtown Branson, Events
It's visible from practically all of downtown day or night this time of year ... across Lake Taneycomo from downtown Branson is the locally famous Adoration Scene. Originally built in 1949 by businessman Joe Todd and designed by local artist Steve Miller, it depicts the Christmas nativity scene in the style of a classic Christmas card and sits atop Mount Branson. The  scene has remained largely unchanged for seven decades, though many pieces had to be rebuilt or restored after the site took a direct hit from a tornado in 2012. At a towering 28 feet tall, it is one of the Ozarks largest and longest-standing holiday traditions. Hanging above the scene is the brilliant 20-point Star of Bethlehem, unveiled in 2012 and far outshining the original 1949 star (which…
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Let Sparky Help This Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

Let Sparky Help This Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

Shopping
The Christmas season (and holiday shopping) are in full swing, and there's no better place to shop than Downtown Branson! The city’s highest concentration of shopping in town is in the downtown district, which includes dozens of unique shops in Historic Downtown Branson and more than 100 stores at Branson Landing. You'll find everything on your list and more. This Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, come see our welcoming shops and amazing selections! We’re going to let you in on a Branson secret: Christmas shopping is easier when you park the car and ride Sparky, the free downtown trolley. The comfortable trolleys operate all day long throughout downtown, and there’s room for you and your shopping bags. And did we mention that it’s free? The new routes are divided into…
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Sparky Starts New Color-Coded Routes on Nov. 7th

Sparky Starts New Color-Coded Routes on Nov. 7th

Dining, Downtown Branson, Events, Shopping, Shows and Attractions
To better serve our riders, the free "Sparky" Downtown Branson trolley is dividing its previous single-loop route into two color-coded routes. The new covered trolley stop at Liberty Plaza will serve as a transfer point between the two routes. The new trolley routes are coded by color and are easier to follow. The eastern route, or "lower downtown," includes the historic downtown, Branson Landing, convention center and Lakeside RV Park and is served by the 8-stop Orange Route. The western portion, or "upper downtown," includes stops at hotels, stores, restaurants and the Taneyhills Library and is served by the 5-stop Green Route. Transferring between the two routes can be done at Liberty Plaza (Stop O8-G1), which has a covered trolley stop to shelter riders from the weather. The trolleys now…
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Downtown Parade Highlight of Annual Veterans Homecoming Week

Downtown Parade Highlight of Annual Veterans Homecoming Week

Downtown Branson, Events, Veterans
Branson is known for honoring our veterans every day throughout the year, but that dedication takes on a special significant each year during Veterans Homecoming Week, November 5-11. This seven-day event is held throughout the city and features numerous reunions, special events, tribute shows, memorial ceremonies and more. The week of tributes culminates in Branson's annual Veterans Day Parade, the city's largest annual parade. Now in its 80th year, it is the longest-running Veterans Day celebration in the region. The parade begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. The route starts at the southern Branson Convention Center parking lot and then proceeds up Branson Landing Boulevard. Crossing the train tracks, the route returns southward on Commercial Street and winds through Historic Downtown. 2018 Branson Veterans Day Parade Route Sparky…
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Great spots to experience Downtown Branson’s beautiful fall foliage

Great spots to experience Downtown Branson’s beautiful fall foliage

Downtown Branson
This time of year everyone is picking Halloween costumes, carving pumpkins and starting to notice that the leaves are slowly taking on yellow, red and orange hues. And who could forget pumpkin spice ... everything? Here are a few great spots to enjoy Historic Downtown and the Branson waterfront's beautiful fall scenery (hopefully while you enjoy warm pumpkin spice something)! North Beach Park and the Branson Landing Boardwalk For a mile alongside the scenic Lake Taneycomo waterfront is a concrete walking path that connects North Beach Park and the Branson Landing Boardwalk. In North Beach Park it's a good idea to have crumbs or bird seed for the feathered locals. They don't mind the company as long as you come bearing gifts. North Beach Park is home to some of…
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Firefighter Combat Challenge Returns to Downtown Branson

Firefighter Combat Challenge Returns to Downtown Branson

Events
Returning to Downtown Branson is the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge. The three-day event is being held in the Branson Landing parking lot from October 5-7, 2018. For the past two years, Branson has hosted the regional firefighter challenge. In 2018, Branson is hosting the U.S. National competition and will draw competitors from all over the United States and other countries. As the event grows, Branson is on target to host the World Championship in coming years. The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full bunker gear" and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing the 5-story tower, hoisting,…
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