Things to Do in Historic Downtown Branson

Here’s a look at some of the amazing things that Downtown Branson has to offer.

Historic Downtown Branson is home to great shopping, a wide variety of dining options, classic shows, and other attractions to experience while you’re in Branson. Here’s a look at some of the amazing things that Downtown Branson has to offer.

Downtown Branson Dining: Cafés and Restaurants

Located right on Commercial Street, Clockers Café has the menu to curb your appetite. Serving breakfast all day, every day, Clockers is a friendly, family-owned Café here to serve the hungriest of guests. And when you visit, you’ll know exactly why they’ve earned the name “Clockers.”

Mr. G’s Chicago Pizza
Mr. G’s is famous for one thing: Chicago-style pizza. Deep dish, hand-tossed — if it has the name “Chicago” in it — you name it, they pretty much bake it. Stop in for the delicious pizza and the fun atmosphere of this unique downtown eatery.

Greek Gyros & Deli
Add some Mediterranean style to your day at Greek Gyros & Deli. Choose from the favorite flavors of Lamb Shank, Moussaka, Baklava, Cannolis and much more. 

Downtown Branson Dining: Desserts/Treats 

Mr. B’s Ice Cream        
Stop in at Mr. B’s Ice Cream and treat yourself to the sweet flavors of homemade ice cream. Hand-dipped and scooped to perfection, it’s the perfect way to top off any meal.

The Fudge Shop
Got a sweet tooth? The Fudge Shop is sure to satisfy it! Delight your taste buds with the rich, creamy taste of handmade fudge and other treats made fresh every day. You might just find yourself coming back for more!

Downtown Branson Lodging and Accommodations

Best Western Landing View
Catch a view of downtown Branson and the Landing at the Best Western Landing View. Equipped with an indoor pool, hot tub, plenty of clean rooms, and positioned with easy access to virtually any part of town, the Best Western has everything you need to make your stay in Branson exceptional.

The Branson Hotel
The Branson Hotel, located near the intersection of Business 65 and Main Street, provides a cozy stay for guests just on the edge of Historic Downtown Branson. Be sure to visit the Backstage Café & Wine Bar, the hotel’s café that features live music throughout the warmer months of the year. 

Downtown Branson Shopping 

Dick’s Old Time 5 & 10
Welcome to the one-of-a-kind, Dick’s Old Time 5 and 10 right in the heart of downtown Branson. Looking for gifts, greeting cards, housewares, candy, toys, games … it’s all here. Filled with collections of sports memorabilia, artwork and prints, a nostalgia section, and the ever-changing “fun aisle,” Dick’s 5 & 10 is a destination to shop and see in Downtown Branson.

Cadwell’s Downtown Flea Market
When you browse through Cadwell’s Downtown Flea Market, you never know what you might find! As every good “flea marketer” knows, there are gems to be found around every corner… and usually at great prices. Whether you’re looking for specific items like furniture or you’re just hoping you stumble upon something you can’t leave without, Cadwell’s has you covered.

Weezie’s Upscale Resale and Outlet
At Weezie’s, find the quality name brands you’re looking for, at the prices you’ll love. Stop in and check out the selections from brands like True Religion, Louis Vuitton, Diesel, Michael Kors and more. If you’ve been itching for a shopping weekend, Weezie’s (and all of Downtown Branson) is a great place for you to start.

Downton Branson Attractions

Branson Centennial Museum
Visit the Branson Centennial Museum and learn the history of Branson—all under one roof. Starting as a small fishing resort town, a cave tour, and a family with a knack for playing music, Branson has grown into one of America’s leading vacation destinations. Learn some fun facts about the city, and discover the journey of Branson’s development over the past 100 years at the Branson Centennial Museum.

Theatres on Commercial Street
Visit the Hot Hits Theatre and hear the classics of Motown Downtown, Doo-Wop and Soul, Absolutely Patsy, and Doo-Wop and the Drifters, tribute shows to some of music’s greatest vocal groups. Also, visit the Historic Owens Theatre and Branson’s House of Comedy to hear tribute music from Carpenters Once More and many more.

Star-Spangled Banner
Visit the Star-Spangled Banner mural located on the west side of Empire District Electric Co. in Historic Downtown Branson, near the corner of Business 65 and Main Street. The mural pays tribute to Francis Scott Key, the writer of our national anthem, and portrays his inspiration for writing the beautiful poem.

Branson Mural

A new addition to Historic Downtown Branson, located on the corner of Main Street and Sycamore on the Cadwell's Flea Market wall facing the Hilton Convention Center hotel. This mural showcases different experiences you can have when you visit Branson. Check out this awesome timelapse of the mural being painted! 

Branson Scenic Railway
Visit Branson’s “most classic attraction,” the Branson Scenic Railway. Departing from downtown, catch a train ride through the Ozark Mountains and explore the beauty of the great outdoors all around us. During Christmastime, hop aboard the train and head toward the North Pole on the Polar Express.

Downtown Branson Parking and Transportation

Parking and transportation throughout Downtown Branson is a breeze. With two parking garages as well as free street parking (that’s right, no parking meters) along Commercial and Main, Downtown is easier to visit than ever. And if you want to visit different areas of downtown without moving your vehicle, then you’re in luck. You can catch a ride at one of 8+ trolley stops on the free downtown trolley, with pick-ups every 15-20 minutes.

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