Trip Ideas

Labor Day Weekend Adventures in Downtown Branson

Labor Day Weekend Adventures in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson
School has started and the only summer holiday left is Labor Day! Bring the kids to Downtown Branson for one last summer weekend, and be sure to ride the free (air conditioned) Sparky trolleys! Monday, September 2nd : You can catch DooWop and the Drifters at Bransons Hot Hits Theatre around 7:30 pm, with their famous mix of 50's and 60's sock hop classics. They were voted 2018's Singing Group of the Year. They'll be a Branson Classic for many many years. At 8:30 am, join 37 North Expeditions as they venture out from the Branson Landing and head to Alum Cove Natural Bridge Recreational Area. A 1.5 mile hike includes a cross to the Arkansas side of the state border for a hand dipped cone before heading back to…
Read More
Fun Things to Do in Downtown Branson (with the kids!)

Fun Things to Do in Downtown Branson (with the kids!)

Downtown Branson
Every summer, the kids get out of school and you make a tenative schedule of things to do with them. Silver Dollar City, sports and swimming (of course)! But what can you do when you run out of things to do that will keep them entertained and away from a screen? Go to Downtown Branson of course! Start by letting Sparky The Trolley take you wherever you need to go. As soon as you climb aboard the classic trolleys, you'll realize they are worth the trip just for the fun ride through downtown! And kids love trolley selfies! Here’s a compiled quick list of great things to do with the kids this summer in Downtown. Parks! There are more than a dozen parks and outdoor spaces in downtown. Much like…
Read More
Downtown Branson and Sparky are Ready for the 2019 Tax Free Weekend!

Downtown Branson and Sparky are Ready for the 2019 Tax Free Weekend!

Downtown Branson
It's that time again ... time for school supplies and new clothes. Time for backpacks and new sneakers. And thankfully it's also time for the Missouri State Tax-Free Weekend! In 2019, the Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 2, and runs through Sunday, August 4. 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. You'll still pay certain local taxes, but the Missouri portion of the sales tax that you'd normally pay (about 4.2%) is waived. If you have school age kids in the house, chances are you wait each year for Missouri's Tax Free Weekend to load up on…
Read More
The Story of Three Downtown Murals

The Story of Three Downtown Murals

Downtown Branson
There's a lot of unique artwork and historic spots you can explore in Downtown Branson, but a few of our favorites are the three large murals that you can view in downtown. Each has a unique story. So next time you're in downtown, be sure to take a few moments to admire these large works of art. The ExploreBranson Postcard Mural The newest mural and already the most recognizable selfie spot in downtown is the "Greetings from Branson" mural. Located on the east side of Cadwell's Flea Market at the corner of Main and Sycamore Streets (facing the Hilton Convention Center Hotel), this mural was completed in October 2016. The artwork was designed to look like a vintage postcard by artist John Bell and painted by Raine Clotfelter, known as…
Read More
Branson’s Music, Fireworks and Celebration of America

Branson’s Music, Fireworks and Celebration of America

Downtown Branson
Downtown Branson is a great place to celebrate Independence Day and the days and weekends surrounding our patriotic holiday. If you’re looking for a great place to hang out, see great entertainment, watch fireworks and celebrate America, this is your spot! Branson Landing's Liberty Light Up (Wednesday, July 3rd) This huge Branson Landing celebration is back again this year and bigger than last years' fun! Nashville Top 40 recording artist Jason Pritchett and The Steel Horses will be headlining the free, live entertainment. There will even be an encore performance after the fireworks! Keep an eye out for other Branson entertainers there as well just to add to the excitement. Another popular new addition to the festivities is the Beer Garden: Four drink tents will be open with a selection…
Read More
Law Enforcement Week Returns to Branson

Law Enforcement Week Returns to Branson

Downtown Branson
National Law Enforcement Week returns to Branson for its 6th year, and the popular "light parade" will again take place in downtown at the Branson Landing. Come celebrate our hard-working (and retired) Law Enforcement officers with a week full of activities and fun from June 8th through June 15th . The Light Cruise at Branson Landing gives the public a chance to honor law enforcement officers. Members of law enforcement can go to bransonsalutes.com to register for a free Grab Bag! Numbers are limited so don’t forget to do that before the festivities begin. New this year, participants can plan events and fill their time here in Branson at lawenforcementweek.org. Unbeatable discounts and endless activities for the families of our Hometown Heroes. Also new this year, brought to you by…
Read More
Memorial Day 2019 in Downtown Branson

Memorial Day 2019 in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson
A warm Memorial Day Weekend in Branson is a great way to start your summer, and Downtown Branson is bustling with excitement and things to do! And join us as we also pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Ozarks is the best place to start your summer... Downtown Branson being the best of all! The free Branson Landing Summer Concert Series kicks off on Saturday, May 25th at 6:30 with Rosy Hips and Members Only. The concert takes place right in front of the Branson Landing Fountains. Throughout Downtown Branson there are great opportunities to shop, eat and take advantage of the district's amazing attractions. And don't forget to cool off with a stroll along the Lake Taneycomo waterfront. But the Downtown isn’t the only place…
Read More
Branson Centennial Museum Hosting Monthly “Tuesday Talks”

Branson Centennial Museum Hosting Monthly “Tuesday Talks”

Downtown Branson
On the third Tuesday of every month in 2019, the Branson Centennial Museum is hosting an hour-long "Tuesday Talk" featuring notable locals and celebrities. The presentations are from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. and cover a wide variety of fascinating topics. On Tuesday, May 21st, 21-year veteran Highway Patrolman and author Terry Bible will share “Timeless Trooper Tales" and take questions about what it's like to be an officer serving our community in Missouri Highway Patrol Troop D. Bible is the author of "I’m the Guy Who Is the Boss on This Highway." Past presentations have seen performer Moe Bandy discussing his friend President George H.W. Bush and "Bogie" Bohinc, Dave Napier and Jay Daversa telling stories about their time backing legendary performers. Admission to the museum and the presentations are…
Read More
Tuesdays are Branson Farmers Market days in Downtown

Tuesdays are Branson Farmers Market days in Downtown

Downtown Branson
The Branson Farmers Market of the Ozarks happens each Tuesday May-October from 3-7 p.m. in Downtown Branson. If you live in the Ozarks you know that spring is in full bloom and summer is officially coming when the Branson Farmers Market opens for the season in downtown. The market begins its fourth year in Downtown Branson on May 7. Fresh plants and flowers, locally grown produce, amazing hand-made goods, baked items, food trucks and so much more can be found at the Branson market. Returning this year to the Branson Landing North parking lot by Belk, each week the outdoor market will host 20-30 of the great vendors that are loved by locals and visitors alike. The free Downtown Trolley "Sparky" has Stop O6 just steps away from the market,…
Read More
Golf legends and celebrities return to Branson and Big Cedar Lodge

Golf legends and celebrities return to Branson and Big Cedar Lodge

Downtown Branson
The 2019 dates may have changed but the game is the same. April 24th-28th, join the celebrated champions and fans at Big Cedar Lodge for one of the most anticipated competitions of the PGA year. Golf legends teeing off include Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player Lee Trevino and others. Celebrities playing include Justin Timberlake, Mark Wahlberg, Kid Rock, Tyler Toney, Roger Clemens, Luke Combs and Tracy Lawrence. The Big Cedar course took a total of eight years to carve from the rugged Ozark mountains. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Johnny Morris, it is the first Par 3 course to host a PGA-sanctioned event. Located high in the Ozark hills above Table Rock Lake, the course truly is an experience showcasing the local landscape. The golf challenge is absolutely unique.…
Read More