Family Fun in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson is a hopping hub for family fun in the Ozarks.

Family of four enjoying an ice cream cone at an old-time ice cream parlor in Downtown Branson.

Explore the top activities to enjoy with your family in Historic Downtown Branson. 

Discover Dick's 5 & 10

103 W Main St

For more than 50 years, Dick’s 5 & 10 has been a staple stop for locals and visitors alike. One part retail store and one part museum, Dick’s is an icon of Main Street in downtown Branson and a must-see during your stay.

Spend some time wandering the shop’s aisles packed with everything from board games and toys to knitting supplies, sunglasses and souvenirs. Look up from the colorful shelves to find the stores not-for-sale collections hanging from the ceiling, which include arrowheads from the White River, sports memorabilia and aviation prints, and more. You'll find a tasteful sense of humor in multiple items throughout the store.  


A Thrilling Escape

203 S Commercial St

Put your brain to the test in the puzzle rooms of Escape Branson.

Find a way to beat the clock at The Escape Branson, where you will be taken to rooms filled with puzzles, locks, keys and mysteries. Crack the code before the time runs out to win the challenge. This fun attraction is something the whole family will enjoy!


Sweet Treats

102 S Business 65

Grab a classic cone, milkshake, banana split, float and more at Mr. B's Ice Cream Parlor. The nostalgic atmosphere, tasty treats and toe-tapping music will greatly exceed your search for lasting family fun in one Downtown locations. 


Explore the Dinosaur Museum

101 Veterans Blvd

If you like prehistoric dinosaurs and fossils, then you won’t want to miss out the Prehistoric Fossils store. Whether it’s fossils, gems, minerals or educational items, you are sure to find some of the coolest and most unique memorabilia in this Branson store!


Branson History

120 S Commercial St

Are you a history buff and want to know more about Branson and the Ozarks? Then, the Branson Centennial Museum is the place for you. Take a step back in time with artifacts, books, and newspapers about Branson and the Ozarks throughout its founding years. You’ll discover the deep and rich history of the area and learn historically significant stories. There is also a video you can watch that will take you back to the Civil War era. 


Scenic Train Rides

206 E Main St

Aboard the Branson Scenic Railway, you will venture into the picturesque views of the Ozarks. The train will take you through the wilderness of southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. For an hour and 45 minutes you will escape into the beauty of Branson's wildlife and ruins of once-established communities. You also won’t want to miss out on their dinner rides on Saturdays and the Polar Express during winter!


Live Entertainment

Historic Owen Theatre - 205 S Commercial St

Hot Hits Theatre - 208 S Commercial St

Branson is known for being the Live Music Show Capital of the World, so Downtown Branson would not be complete without a live show scene. The Historic Owen Theatre was the first theater introduced to Branson back in the 1930s. Today, the theater is home to the Branson Regional Art Council's community theatre. The Hot Hits Theatre presents classic sounds like Motown Downtown, Doo Wop, Golden Sounds and more. 


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