Bargain hunters beware! Shopping is something that Branson has plenty of. Even if you aren’t a seasoned shopper, you might be when you leave here. With dozens of antique stores, craft malls, and flea markets and several outlet malls with over 100 different merchants, this is a shopper’s paradise. The only problem may be how to fit everything you buy in your car by the end of the day.
The Grand Village Shops feature nearly 2 dozen unique and cozy shops in a Victorian village setting. From the fashion finds at Grand Glitz, unique items at Lori’s Soap Market., books at TJ Charleston’s, leather goods at Sunrise Leather Works, to the art, food and decor of Mulberry Mill there is something for everyone. The Grand Village Shops also feature crafts including hand blown art at Helwig Art Glass, the workmanship at Peter Engler Woodcarving & Design and the majesty of the late Thomas Kinkade at his Signature Art Gallery.
The Apple Tree Mall is like a huge garage sale and craft fair all in one. Spend hours browsing the well stocked aisles. There is always something different around every corner. The Branson Craft Mall features 16,000 square feet of arts and crafts, with a silversmith, basket weaver, and candle making right on site. You might even hear an impromptu performance from one of their many talented musicians.
If you are looking for real steals, check out one of the several outlet malls around Branson. The Tanger Outlet Center features dozens of merchants including the Nike Factory Store, Old Navy Outlet, Reebok, Tommy Hilfiger, Disney Store, Gap Outlet, and the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store. Other popular stores include Harry & David, Kitchen Collection, Le Gourmet Chef, and Yankee Candle.
The Branson Landing features over 100 specialty stores and restaurants, and the Hilton Hotel & Convention Center. One of the top features is the hourly $7.5 million water fountain spectacular featuring music, light and fire. The landing features a trolley and has stores and restaurants on both sides of the ground level of a New Orléans style boardwalk. Luxurious condos and hotel rooms sit above the street level. Bass Pro Shops and Belk Department Store anchor the south and north ends of the Landing. Dining choices include Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, Joe’s Crab Shack, and the White River Fish House. A couple of unique stores to check out include the Pepper Palace, which has a sampling bar to taste the mild to wild in barbecue sauces and salsa, and Devo Olive Oil, where you can sample dozens of varieties used for salad dressings and cooking.
Silver Dollar City features 60 unique and inspirational shops including the Apple Butter Shop, Brown’s Candy Factory, Granny’s Lye Soap, Hazel’s Blown & Cut Glass Factory, and Mountain Outfitters Gun and Knife Shop. There are also demonstrating craftsman year round from a master candy maker, bladesmith, silversmith, and blacksmith.