Saturday, July 13, 2013

Shopping in Branson

Branson is a shoppers' paradise - from name brand outlets to handcrafted treasures, gourmet goodies to collectibles, and everything in between. You'll find it in Branson!

For outlet shopping, "Think Tanger". Over 65 name brand designer outlets, including Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren, Seiko, Totes, Coach Outlet, Banana Republic, Chico's Outlet and more.

On the Branson Landing, the waterfront shopping and dining development in downtown Branson, you'll find over 100 specialty stores and restaurants including Belk Department Store, Bass Pro, Brighton Collectibles, Coldwater Creek, White House/Black Market, and Kirkland's Home. There are plenty of options for dining, dessert, and night life on the Landing. The fountains in the center of the development provide a water-fire-light-music display each evening with special events and free outdoor concerts on select dates.

Free trolley service downtown!
But the Landing isn't the only shopping downtown. Be sure to spend some time in Historic Downtown Branson where you'll find boutiques, specialty stores, art galleries, jewelry stores, flea markets, antiques, thrift stores, diners, and more. Dick's 5 and 10 has been a Branson landmark for over 50 years! Historic Downtown is also where you'll find the Branson Fiddle Festival, Plumb Nellie Days, The Branson Centennial Museum, Autumn Daze, the Branson Veterans Day Parade, and the annual Adoration Parade.

Shopping at The Grand Village takes you to cobblestone streets lined with over two dozen specialty shops featuring boutiques, handcrafted items, entertainment, and restaurants. You'll find Kringles Christmas Store, Grand Glitz apparel, Mulberry Mill decor and gourmet foods, Peter Engler Woodcarving, Tatman's Fine Jewelry, Helwig Art Glass, Thomas Kincade Art Gallery and more. When you want a break from shopping, or just to satisfy a craving for sweets, relax at Sugar Leaf Treats, offering handcrafted cookies and cakes along with soups, sandwiches, quiches, and salads. I recommend the Ultimate BLT on their very own Tomato Basil Bread!

For demonstrating artists, handmade items, and one-of-a-kind treasures, visit Branson Mill Craft Village. You'll find original drawings and paintings, woven items, pottery, unique jewelry, custom apparel, leather products, hand-made musical instruments, and more. Relax at the Pickin' Porch for free entertainment or grab a bite to eat at Big Jim's Sandwich Shop. The Mill even offers classes and a Farmer's Market.

These are just of few of the many shopping opportunities in Branson. For more possibilities, browse the listings at Branson Shopping.

With it's convenient location, Cameron's Crag Bed and Breakfast is the perfect base for your Branson shopping trip. Your hosts can offer tips on finding what you're looking for and the best routes to get there. And your spacious suite is a great place to evaluate your treasures at the end of the day.

Happy Hunting!

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