Bass Pro Shops White river Outpost
The 40,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops White River Outpost is a rustic, Ozark Lodge-themed store that captures the essence of local fishing, past and present. Not only a store, this Bass Pro Shop is partly a historical museum, restaurant, educational facility, art gallery and conservation center. A 20,000-gallon aquarium and waterfall with a mill and waterwheel display a range of native fish, including largemouth bass, catfish and rainbow trout. The isles and displays are a fisherman and hunter’s paradise. Fill your cart with reels, lures, tackle boxes, crossbows, duck calls, hunting clothing, shotguns, ammo, tents, rubber boots and bird feeders. Big items such as tree stands, kayaks, boats and duck blinds are available. The full inventory could barely fit into a catalogue, so come on down. This store was built for manly men and adventurous women!
Not far from Branson, Battlefield Mall is your best choice for indoor mall shopping. Its 150 stores include Coach, Ann Taylor, Dillard’s, Pandora, Banana Republic, Limited, Best Buy, Macy’s, Playless Shoe Source, New York & Company and Old Navy. Between trying on clothes and shoes, stop for a bite to eat or recharge with Starbuck’s. Dining options range from Chik-fil-A and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels to Nakato Japanese Restaurant and Pan Pacific Grill.
Amish Country Store
The Amish Country Store is the epitome of homemade. In 1999, locals Terry and Darlene Whalen decided to bring Amish products to the storefront, and it’s no surprise the concept stuck. It’s hard to beat the pickles, baking mixes, noodles, coffee, honey, jellies, preserves, popcorn and jerky that line its modest isles. You’ll never find a better paring knife for $5, and the hand-fashioned wooden furniture is of the sturdy, solid kind. Step in here for a refreshing breath if the commercialization of Branson attractions has you feeling lightheaded!
The Shoppes at Branson Meadows
The elegant Victorian outlet mall The Shoppes at Branson Meadows presents 250 boutiques, brand name outlets and flea markets. Favorites include the Bress Barn, Rue 21, Vanity Fair and Wrangler. Corningware Corelle & More, Kitchen Collection, Ozark Quilts & More, Tool Town USA and Scuba Sports are all great for browsing and locating hard-to-find items. End your visit by watching a new release at the accompanying 11-screen cinema with stadium seating.
Tanger Outlets features more than 60 brand name shops. Looking for a new outfit? Start at American Eagle Outfitters, Gap Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, Rue21 or Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store. Then find an adorable or comfy pair of shoes at the Nike Factory Store, Crocks Outlet or Rack Room Shoes. Once that’s taken care of, let loose and accessorize with Fossil, Claire’s and Dressbarn. If the start of school or growth spurts are a concern, then Justice, The Children’s Place and OshKosh B’gosh will have your kids covered in no time! Take the whole family to the Disney Store, Yankee Candle and Mick’s Nut Shack before you leave. Oh, and The Fudgery. Chocolate always succeeds at luring hesitant family members into shopping!
Set on the banks of Lake Taneycomo in downtown Branson, Branson Landing is a conglomeration of shopping, dining and entertainment. Bass Pro Shops and a $7.5 million fire-breathing water fountain are entertainment in themselves! Make sure you stop by Belk Department Store, Charlotte Russe, White House | Black Market, Devo Olive Oil Company, Branson Quilts and J. Jill. Restaurants include Joe’s Crab Shack, Paddlewheel Pub and Charley’s Grilled Subs.
Five and Dime General Store at Branson Landing
This store has everything. I mean, EVERYTHING packed into its Branson Landing location. Browse isles of candy, medicine, sunglasses, hats, beer, cameras, luggage, toys, souvenirs, cleaning supplies, condiments, and who knows what else. It operates with the convenience of Wal-Mart and the charm of an old-time general store.
Ridemakerz is every boy’s ultimate store where you can build your own toy car. Start by choosing your ride – maybe the Disney Pixar Mater, a rendition of the Batmobile or a Chevy Camaro. Then customize it with rims, flashing lights, engines, taillights, speakers, pipes, spoilers and more. Finally, put it all together. You can even add radio control! Need we say more?
Branson Cigar Company
Walk into the Branson Cigar Company’s humidor or smoking lounge for a relaxing respite from Branson’s attractions. Within its rustic but modern interior, you can take a photo with the Chief Burn-ee carving, purchase a Rocky Patel cigar or smoke a pipe. It’s a lovely local establishment!
Find treasures for your home at Gatehouse Antiques in Ozark. From a garden statue to an iron fence, who knows what you’ll discover in its quickly rotating inventory. You’re guaranteed to see a large selection of garden, cottage, farmhouse and architectural antiques. Eighteen thousand square feet of furniture make it easy to find the perfect lamp or chair made of European pine. Gatehouse has a healthy stock of wool Persian rugs that are washed for an antique look.