Written by Klaire Howerton
Posted by Mark Ruda
The Branson Landing’s Big City Shopping Experience
Most big cities across the U.S. all have certain aspects that make them unique – St. Louis has the Arch, for example. Washington D.C. has the White House, New York has skyscrapers, San Francisco has sourdough bread and Hollywood has movie stars. One thing that big cities have in common, however, is shopping! Big stores, small stores, local shops, chain stores, art galleries, clothing venues, bookstores – big cities are the place to go for a true shoppers experience. Branson, Missouri, may not have skyscrapers or presidential residencies, but it does have The Branson Landing! This is where you’ll find a waterfront big city shopping experience in a town still small enough to feel like home.
What Is The Branson Landing?
Branson Landing is a four hundred million dollar master planned project that was orchestrated by the City of Branson and the HCW Development Company. With a vision of combining lifestyle retail, dining and entertainment right at the water’s edge, these two entities created one of the Midwest’s most popular shopping-and-more destinations! Branson Landing (affectionately referred to by locals as ‘the landing’) is situated directly along the shores of beautiful Lake Taneycomo. A one and a half mile lakeside boardwalk provides a lovely scenic walk after dinner, or a quiet relief from a day of shopping! Just up from the boardwalk is the Landing itself – a modern yet quaint array of over one hundred specialty shops, restaurants and condos. And don’t forget about the famous fountains! Branson Landing features a one of a kind, $7.5 million water fountain show, featuring fire, fountain geysers and sound, all synchronized to music! This spectacular show, set against the backdrop of the lake, is performed several times daily, and is a must see for Landing goers! Branson Landing also features many live, local entertainers, bands and singer/songwriters for your entertainment pleasure, and a pirate themed playground called Adventure Cove for little Landing visitors.
Shop Till You Drop!
What sort of shops and stores can you find at the Branson Landing? Some of everything! If you are an outdoorsy person, visit Bass Pro shops for fishing and hunting gear to your heart’s content! For jewelry and accessories, visit Claire’s, Versona Accessories, or the $1 Jewelry Amore store – you’ll find a huge array of brightly colored baubles to match any outfit! The Branson Landing is proud to offer many name brand clothing company venues to their visitors as well, such as Hollister, Coldwater Creek, White House\Black Market, Victoria’s Secret and Maurice’s – whatever your clothing needs and wants are, there is a store on the Landing for you. Foodies will love browsing shops like Devo’s Olive Oil, Kitchens, and The Fudgery. Other specialty stores along the lines of Yankee Candle, Earthbound Trading Company, Wind Rhythms, and Branson Quilts are the perfect place to find gifts for friends and family. These are just a handful of the unique shopping venues you’ll find at this waterfront town!
Grab A Bite
After a full day of browsing and shopping in Branson Landing’s many fun and fabulous stores, you’re bound to be hungry! You’re in luck – the Landing has several delicious dining options for you, ranging from cheap and casual to classy and high end. Cultural cuisine lovers will enjoy Mexican food at Cantina Laredo, or some Irish pub fare from Waxy O’ Shea’s. Charley’s Grilled Subs is a good pick for lunch or a light dinner, while Old Chicago and Famous Dave’s BBQ will fill you up for hours to come! If you want a sweet treat to top it all off, head to Orange Leaf for some frozen yogurt or Dino’s 24 Karrot Cake Co. for some bakery treats.
The Branson Landing has a little something for everyone along the lake. So plan a Branson shopping expedition to this waterfront destination here in Branson – you’re sure to find everything on your list!