One of Branson’s most-visited attractions is Branson Landing, a center for shopping, dining, and entertainment located between Lake Taneycomo and the historic downtown district. Branson Landing appeals to visitors of all ages, offering more than 100 storefronts for shopping, restaurants, and accommodations. Easily walkable, Branson Landing is less than a mile long, with a central, open-air promenade and a lakeside boardwalk. If you plan on visiting the Branson area, make sure you visit this amazing gem!
The crown jewel of Branson Landing is its town square, an open plaza at the center of the mall featuring a $7.5 million fountain show with lights, fire, water, and music. Visitors can sit and watch the choreographed display of 120-foot fountain geysers and fire columns interplay with lights and your favorite musical hits.
Another of the most popular attractions is a giant steampunk balloon. Aboard the new Parakeet Pete’s Steampunk Balloon, visitors take in breathtaking views of historic downtown Branson and Lake Taneycomo. The 188-foot hot air balloon is encased in an open steel tower for stability. When the balloon reaches the top of the structure, its basket slowly turns 360 degrees to give riders panoramic views. Visitors of all ages can ride in the balloon, which is said to be the only one of its kind in North America.
Of course, Branson Landing offers more than outside fun. It’s a shopping magnet with more than 60 stores. From jewelry, gifts, and apparel, to housewares, sports-fan favorites, and bass boats, you can find something for everyone at Branson Landing. Shoppers can find name brands at their favorite retail chains such as Belk, Bass Pro Shops, Dressbarn, Chico’s, Christopher & Banks, and Famous Footwear, to name a few. There are boutiques and specialty shops, too. Don’t miss locally owned favorites like Branson Quilts, Dove Olive Oil, and Gifts of Distinction.
When your feet are tired and your hands are loaded down with merchandise, it’s time for a snack. Branson Landing has plenty of dining choices for its weary shoppers. Enjoy sweet treats, along with a little people watching, with an ice cream cone from Marble Slab Creamery, or frozen yogurt dessert from Orange Leaf. Explore the candy shops like IT’S SUGAR or Northwoods Candy Emporium, where the staff brags about the two-foot gummi snakes!