There are many reasons why people venture to new locations: iconic landmarks, diverse culture, and, of course, regional shopping. To broaden your retail options while away from home, you need to know where to look. Branson, Missouri, has a wide range of locally and nationally owned outlets which offer all of the charm and energy of the city. Here is what you need to know before clearing out a space in your closet.
Located only a ten-minute drive from downtown Branson, Tanger Outlets has become one of the most prominent shopping experiences in the region. With over 70 retailers to choose from, you are sure to find everything you are looking for and more. What makes Tanger so special? The deals. The stores cut retail prices by 30–70%, so you can afford to walk away with the designer handbag you’ve had your eye on without having to sell your car. With national names (LOFT, American Eagle, Oakley, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Old Navy), world-class jewelers (Zales, Kay, Helzberg), and adored local eateries (such as Mick’s Nut Shack and The Fudgery), it isn’t hard to spend an entire afternoon here. If that isn’t enough for you, be sure take advantage of Tanger’s complimentary golf cart shuttle service.
The Shoppes at Branson Meadows
Another outlet mall favorite is the Shoppes at Branson Meadows. Here, you will find all of the comforts of local flavor combined with a blend of inviting stores. Unlike Tanger, Branson Meadows focuses more on the smaller businesses of the area, especially those specializing in housewares. Stores such as Shepherd Hills Cutlery, World Kitchen Corning, Kitchen Collection, FEB Food Service Equipment, Tuesday Morning, Ozark Quilts, and Neill’s American Mattress Store provide shoppers with everything necessary to stock a gourmet kitchen and decorate a warm and accommodating home. The outlet mall also showcases some of the cuisine of the region, with local restaurants such as The Upper Deck, along with an 11-screen 4K digital movie theater.
Other Shopping Opportunities
If you take a walk along Lake Taneycomo, you will find Branson Landing, which is home to department stores and smaller shops alike. One of the most beloved destinations here is Branson Quilts. The bedroom decor selection in the shop will be sure to satisfy even the most complicated needs, giving you everything you might need from bedspreads to wall decorations. Sports fans might want to check out Cardinals Clubhouse, offering merchandise to support the St. Louis baseball team.
Dick's 5 & 10
Not far from Branson Landing is Dick’s 5 & 10, which is one place in Branson that you are not going to want to miss. This local shop has been providing the community with everything from sporting goods to gag gifts for over five decades. Your inner child will run wild as you see all of the toys and candy throughout the store. Pick up bacon flavored toothpaste, hilarious souvenirs, classic pranks, metal lunchboxes, and more. This is a great place for shopping for someone with a prominent sense of humor. Dick’s is not only a novelty store; it carries camping supplies, arrowheads, sports merchandise, and many other items in a diverse collection at one of Branson’s hottest destinations.