Strolling Around Downtown Branson
Branson is packed with attractions, but sometimes it’s fun to focus your exploration on a quieter spot: Downtown. The little section of the city that leads down to Branson Landing has plenty to discover.
By Katie Pollock Estes
MacKenzie’s Ice Cream & Café
111 S. Commercial St.
Start with lunch at MacKenzie’s, where you can munch on some tasty sandwiches. The chicken breast is a customer favorite. Leave a little room for dessert because you can even get a sampling flight of four or eight ice cream flavors.
Downtown Branson Trolley
Did you know there is a free trolley that takes riders to 14 stops around downtown Branson? Well, there is. It's a red-and-white vintage-style trolley, and its name is Sparky! While you ride, a video tells you tidbits about the city.
Dick's Old Time 5 & 10
103 W. Main St.
Where else can you get both Beechnut gum and a frighteningly realistic horse head mask? There's way too much to explore at Dick's to mention here, but if you only go for one thing, go for the wholesome selection of Bob Ross merch.
100 Branson Landing Blvd.
Shop, dine and stroll the boardwalk in the sunshine and be sure to check out the water fountain show. If you're adventurous, hop on Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon, Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline or Branson Jet Boats.
Level 2 Steakhouse
200 E. Main St.
Round out the day with dinner at Level 2 Steakhouse inside Hilton Branson Convention Center, where you can get a wagyu steak cooked on an infrared grill before digging into Missouri Butter Cake with fresh berries for dessert.
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