Since we recently shared a post on where to find the basics, let’s talk about fun shopping! It’s easy to find a list online for each shopping center in Branson, but how about a list of stores, dining spots, and attractions at every center all together in one list? Not so easy to find...and that’s why we’ve put one together for you! (You’ll find a bit more information on each center, plus the Branson Hills shopping district, here: “Branson’s Biggest Shopping - 5 Big Places for Retail Therapy!”)
To make it simple, we’ll put these in alpha order:
An exciting destination within a popular destination, The Landing boasts a long list of retail favorites, lots of dining options, several attractions, and one of Branson’s favorite “no cost” things to do - watching the water, lights, and fire show set to music at the beautiful fountains along the shores of Lake Taneycomo.
Location: Branson Landing Boulevard - Historic Downtown Branson - Lake Taneycomo
Highlights: Belk and Bass Pro Shops anchor stores - zipline attraction - boardwalk connecting to city trail system - fountain show - lake views from several restaurants - lake cruise attraction - special events - free musical entertainment.
General Hours: January & February: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. -- March through December: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday (open until 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday from late May through early September) -- for holidays, hours may increase or decrease depending upon the holiday - select stores are open Thanksgiving evening - entire center closed on Christmas day
Good to Know: When the Landing gets busy, parking can be challenging, so make sure you check out the Bass Pro end of the center where parking is more plentiful - it stretches to the Taneycomo Bridge, and golf cart-style shuttles are usually roaming the lot, so keep your eyes peeled!
Anchor Stores: Bass Pro Shops -- Belk
Apparel: Charlotte Russe -- Chico’s -- Children’s Place -- Christopher & Banks -- Francesca’s Collection -- Go! Calendars, Games & Toys -- H&M -- Hot Topic -- J.Jill -- Justice for Girls -- Klassy Girl Boutique -- Marble Gypsy -- Mark Ashton -- Maurices -- Pink -- Rue 21 -- Soma Intimates -- Victoria’s Secret
Gifts & Specialty: As Seen on TV -- Bath & Body Works -- Branson Quilts -- Brookstone -- Build-A-Bear Workshop -- Devo Olive Oil -- Don’t 4 Get About Me -- Earthbound Trading Co -- Five & Dime General Store -- GNC Live Well -- iPhone Express -- Kirkland’s Home -- Kitchens -- Never A Dull Moment Knife Shop -- On the Ball Sports -- Pepper Palace -- Ridemakerz -- Seasons @Home -- Spice & Tea Exchange -- Tervis Tumblers -- Tresor Rare Parfumerie --Tuning Element
Jewelry & Accessories: Brighton Collectibles -- Claire’s -- Lids -- Montana Silversmiths -- Sunglass Hut -- Versona Accessories
Shoes: Famous Footwear -- Journeys -- New Balance -- Rack Room Shoes -- Tradehome Shoes
Candy & Treats: Auntie Anne’s Pretzel -- Cinnabon -- The Fudgery -- Great American Cookies -- It’Sugar -- Kilwin’s Chocolates -- Marble Slab Creamery -- Northwoods Candy Emporium -- Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Restaurants & Fast Food: Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar -- Black Oak Grill -- Cantina Laredo -- Charley’s Philly Steaks -- Famous Dave’s BBQ -- Garfield’s Restaurant & Pub -- Joe’s Crab Shack -- Landshark Bar & Grill -- Nika’s Olive -- The Paddlewheel -- Saltgrass Steak House -- Smith Creek Moonshine -- Subway -- Sweet Bay Coffee Co -- Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub -- White River Fish House
Attractions & Activities
Attractions: Andy B’s Bowl Social* -- Arcade City with 7D Dark Ride Adventure & Mirror Maize -- Branson Jet Boats -- Buster’s Old Time Photos -- Main Street Lake Cruises -- Fast Shot Shooting Galleries & Arcade -- Parakeet Pete’s Steampunk Balloon -- Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline (* restaurant and bar inside)
A separate strip of stores can be found on the other side of the Landing parking area next to Belk - it’s known as the Lakeside Shoppes at The Landing - you’ll find these stores and restaurants there:
Shopping: Crystal Fish Gifts of Distinction -- Wild Orange Boutique -- (new knife shop opening soon)
Shoppes at Branson Meadows
The Shoppes at Branson Meadows may just be the area’s best kept shopping secret! Not located on Highway 76, nor in the popular Historic Downtown District, one must venture just a minute or two off The Strip to discover this pretty shopping center, one that’s home to a popular movie complex, a restaurant that serves great burgers, and a collection of shops carrying merchandise you won’t find elsewhere in Branson. Parking is plentiful and nicely landscaped, and more shopping and dining can be found around the Shoppes in the beautiful Branson Meadows district.
Location: 4562 North Gretna Road - just a couple of minutes from Highway 76, and easily accessible from Highway 248/Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, and Roark Valley Road.
Highlights: Multi-screen movie complex - several other entertainment options - plentiful parking - close to several dining options and a popular mini-golf course with a great diner - Branson’s only formal wear store - Branson’s only shopping center with a clothing consignment shop.
General Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 7 days - hours may be extended for holiday shopping
Good to Know: There are two entrances to the center - one takes you in next to the movie complex, the other comes in from the side next to the Tuesday Morning store. Watch for the speed bumps on both entrances. This is a multi-use complex, so you’ll find storefronts occupied with general, non-retail businesses.
Bon Worth -- Comic Force -- Consignment Clothing Exchange -- FEB Food Service Equipment -- Kitchen Collection -- Made in the USA General Store -- Neill’s Home Store -- Shepherd Hills Cutlery -- Touch of Class -- Tuesday Morning -- Ozark Quilts -- Tool Town USA -- VF Factory Outlet -- VF Factory Clearance
Attractions & Dining
The Axe Game -- Branson Meadows Cinema -- The BucketList Restaurant -- Escape Code -- Sagas
Grand Village Shops
Branson’s most charming shopping center, the Grand Village feels like it’s own little quaint English hamlet, yet it’s conveniently located along Branson’s famous Highway 76. Pretty landscaping, delightful little shops, delicious smells pouring from the bakery, the sounds of singing servers in the diner...even if you think you’re not in the mood to shop, this lovely, secluded-feeling spot is sure to draw you in!
Location: 2800 West Highway 76 - next door to the Clarion Hotel on one side, and the new Aquarium at the Boardwalk on the other.
Highlights: Lots of good photo spots - excellent bakery and cafe - Branson’s original singing servers at the diner - Branson’s only full service, independent bookstore.
General Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 7 days - hours may differ seasonally and on holidays
Good to Know: The majority of the parking is behind the center - there’s an entrance to the lot from Glory Road. You can access Glory Road from both Highway 76, and Green Mountain Drive - it comes out on Green Mountain next to Dinosaur Canyon Mini-Golf.
Back in Time Toys -- The Copper Coin -- Corky’s Footwear -- Dickens Gift Shoppe -- Dickens Gift Shoppe Boutique -- Kringle Christmas Store -- Grand Glitz -- Lori’s Soap Market -- Medic Spa -- Mulberry Mill -- Peter Engler Design -- Sunrise Leather Works -- T Charleston’s Books & Gifts -- Tea Maze -- Thomas Kinkade Art Gallery -- Tuning Element
In addition to the incredible live shows and exciting attractions, shopping at Tanger Outlets is a significant reason people choose Branson! Loaded with the brand names you love, Tanger is a popular place pretty much year-round, and parking added in recent years tells you that it hasn’t lost any steam in the 20 plus years it’s been bringing happy shoppers back time and again. And, if a particular brand closes a store, that space doesn’t sit empty long at Tanger, they’re always working to bring new favorites to Branson.
Location: 300 Tanger Boulevard - about half a block downhill from Highway 76 - The Strip - entrance is flanked by a Denny’s restaurant and the Great American Steak & Chicken House - if you miss Tanger’s sign, just look for the huge chicken!
Highlights: Wide variety of brands and products - easy layout with all stores on one level and store signs visible from the entrance and main parking areas - two great places to eat, including an independent coffee shop - special events - center gift cards available - coupons available.
General Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 7 days - schedule can change seasonally and for holidays, and hours can increase for holiday shopping.
Good to Know: Tanger is easily accessible from Highway 76, and both Forsyth Street and Wildwood Drive, two streets that connect to Highway 76 - Wildwood runs between 76 and Gretna Road, and Forsyth between 76 and Roark Valley Road.
Retail & Dining
Apparel: Adidas -- Aerie -- Alfred Dunner -- American Eagle Outfitters -- ASICS -- Banana Republic Factory -- Bass Factory Outlet -- Bon Worth -- Carter’s Babies & Kids -- Casual Male XL Outlet -- Chico’s Outlet -- The Children’s Place -- Christopher & Banks -- Disney Outlet -- Dressbarn -- Eddie Bauer Outlet -- Express Factory Outlet -- Gap Factory Store -- Girlie Girl Originals -- Haggar -- Hanes -- Jockey -- Justice -- Lane Bryant Outlet -- Levi’s Outlet -- LOFT Outlet -- Maidenform Outlet Stores -- Maurices -- Michael Kors -- New York & Company Outlet -- Old Navy Outlet -- OshKosh B’gosh -- Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store -- Rue21 -- Talbots Outlet - -- Tommy Hilfiger -- Torrid -- Under Armour -- Under Armour Youth - Van Heusen Izod Golf -- White House Black Market -- Wilsons Leather
Dining: A&W Restaurant -- The Coffee Break
Health & Beauty: Bare + Beauty Bare Minerals -- Bath & Body Works -- The Cosmetics Company Store -- Perfumania
Gifts & Specialty: Direct Tools -- Harry & David -- Kitchen Collection -- Seasons @Home -- Vitamin World -- Yankee Candle Outlet
Jewelry & Accessories: Claire’s -- Coach -- Fossil -- Helzberg Diamonds Outlet -- Oakley Vault -- Kate Spade New York -- Kay Jewelers Outlet -- Pandora -- Sunglass Hut -- Vera Bradley -- Zales The Diamond Store Outlet
Shoes: Clarks Outlet -- Crocs -- Famous Footwear Outlet -- Merrell -- Nike Factory Store -- Rack Room Shoes -- Reebok -- SAS Shoes -- Skechers -- Sperry
NOTE: Some brands carry apparel, shoes, and more, including ASICS, Bass Factory Outlet, Nike, Reebok, and Skechers.
There you have it, the four major shopping centers in Branson! And don’t forget, there’s a lot of other great shopping to be had, including a nice selection of stores in Historic Downtown Branson, independent stores around town, familiar “big box brands” in Branson Hills, several craft malls, flea markets and thrift stores, and great gift shops in theaters, attractions, and even some lodging properties. (For some nice and unique independent shops, check this out: “Branson Shopping - 5 Fantastic Stores You’ll Only Find Here!” and for the basics: “Branson - 11 Handy Stores for Groceries & Everything You Forgot to Pack!”)