220 Jan Howard Expy
West Plains, MO 65775
Phone: (417) 257-2711
Fax: (417) 204-4806
Here at this small shop located inside the Grand Village Shops, a Greek family brings the flavors and soaps from home to this Midwestern outpost called Branson. In the Hellenic culture, goat's milk and olive oil play an essential role in providing natural properties for soothing the face and body, So naturally almost all of the soaps and oils made from these ingredients are imported from the land of milk and honey. Every soap product has a unique fragrance and each one is truly a one-of-a-kind item that you won't find anywhere else. If you cannot make it to the store, their online shop is a convenient alternative.
Bass Pro Shops is a one stop shop for all your boating, camping, hiking or general outdoor needs. As with most BPS franchises, this one focuses primarily on fishing and since there are so many options to pursue in this tranquil pastime, it's a fisherman's paradise. Everything imaginable for your excursion awaits, it doesn't matter what your interest is. There is a clothing section, one for swimming, boats, hunting, the list goes on-and-on. This Pro Shop also hosts local events and workshops that teach about conservation and the Great Outdoors. Check website for exact calendar of events.
In the heart of Branson, this 95-acre mixed-use district includes a diverse array of entertainment, lodging, and eating options. The nearly two-mile boardwalk along Lake Taneycomo and the hourly water show at the fountains are the highlights. Most of the shops are of the big-box variety, like Aeropostale, Sunglass Hut and Dressbarn, but guests still can find some local wares from Dead Sea & More or Belk Department Store.
If you have a sweet tooth, you will want to be sure to stop in at this little shop in historic downtown Branson. The walls are lined with plastic bins, overflowing with old-fashioned hard candy such as peppermints, cinnamon stars and a variety of fruit flavors. The candy is sold by the pound, so just grab a bag and fill it up. The store also carries popcorn in a number of flavors such as buttered, cheese and caramel. In addition to sweets, visitors have their pick of a nice selection of coffees and over 120 different taffy flavors. If you cannot make it to Branson, check their website and try to order some online!
This shop, located in downtown Branson, is owned and operated by Stan and Carolyn Parker. If you are planning on getting in some time fly fishing while in the area, this is a great place to go first. Not only do the Parkers offer guide services, but the store also carries a large selection of fishing equipment and supplies. There is an impressive selection of rods and flies as well as waders and vests in a large range of sizes. If you are searching for that perfect gift for a fly fisherman or woman, the store has quite a few gift items in stock for you, too.
This old-fashioned five-and-dime is located in Branson's historic downtown shopping district. There is no limit to what you might find, because the inventory has more than 50,000 various items in stock at all times. From toys and antiques there is something here for all ages. In addition to the unique and kitschy items, you will enjoy the walk down memory lane at this store from yesteryear. Be sure to check out the art collection from the World War II era, most guests love the aviation prints.
While wandering the historic downtown district of Branson, make sure you drop in at this wonderful gift store located right on Main Street. It is the perfect place to get an unusual gift for those who stayed at home. Aside from the usual items like porcelain figurines and Coca-Cola collectibles, this store also has its own line of gourmet food products. The staff will gladly mix and match jellies, jams, pickles and nuts to create a gift basket that will make a lasting impression.
This little sweet shop has been in its downtown location for nearly 30 years. Owners Pat and Barry Dautrich attribute their success to a simple philosophy of offering fresh sweets at reasonable prices. But their customers know the truth: their fudge is some of the best there is. However, fudge is not all this store offers. If you're looking for clusters, the Dautrichs have those too, as they take local walnuts and encase them in rich chocolate, caramel and brittle candies.
Ruby Lena's typifies the small business owner with this tea-room located inside a quaint house on Main Street. Ruby Lena's does not just serve tea however, here guests can get a whole meal as well. The menu has different items depending on the whims of the kitchen, yet the cooks always have great soups, salads and sandwiches ready at a moment's notice. This spot is also known for its delectable desserts, so don't forget to try a pie before you leave!
A 15-minute drive north of Branson will take you to this 45-acre shooting complex. Here there are facilities for rifle, pistol and skeet shooting. There is an instructor on staff at all times if you want to learn how to fire a gun, and you may either bring your own gun or rent one in the clubhouse. If you are an avid competitor, check for a schedule of the competitive events that are held throughout the year.