Advertisement

Kim Marquez: Grand Village Shops, a Place to get Your Retail Therapy on All Year Long

Bookmark this
December 28, 2018 By Kim Marquez

The Best of Branson crew hit the streets of Branson and Silver Dollar City recently on a two-day exploring and writing adventure. Kim Marquez, a staff writer for the site, shared some of her thoughts

Touring the Grand Village Shops in Branson, Missouri, was a delight. The dainty gift shops flow into a full circle of shopping and dining. The fist shop I stopped at was the Mulberry Mill, where I had habanero jelly spread. Surprisingly, it was not spicy at all (my coworkers didn’t agree with me). What can I say, I like spicy food. This particular shop was a great little place for all kinds of shopping, from coffee to jelly to kitchen stuff. You can find any goodie here.

My second shop was the Dickens Gift Shoppe, the “Free Fudge Sample” store, as Blake, a Kansas City resident and a member of Roy Clark’s family knows it.

Roy Clark, who passed recently, opened the Roy Clark Theater in Branson in 1983, becoming the first country music star to have own a venue, which led to Branson becoming a center of live music performance, Blake shared with me with much excitement.

“I visit Branson often. It’s always a perfect place for shopping and dining,” Blake explains with a smile.

This shop has a wide variety of great souvenirs and treats. You can find anything from T-shirts to wind chimes to homemade fudge. What else could you ask for as a tourist, right?

Chatting with Blake made my tour a little more special, as he seemed to be well acquainted with Branson. Meeting locals is always a pleasure, especially when they share something unique with the place. You never know who you will run into in Branson.

So, whether you’re a native of a tourist, Branson is the place you can spend a weekend with family or a weekday with a new special friend.


Recent Articles

Downing Street Pour House Showcases Menu Items - VIDEO

Downing Street Pour House Showcases Menu Items - VIDEO

in Food

The Gettin' Basted crew took over the pub/restaurant in the Historic Old English Inn in downtown Hollister, Missouri. See some of their menu highlights.

February 15, 2019 By The Best of Branson

Shopping in Branson

Shopping in Branson

in News

Shopping options abound in Branson, from outlets to boutique shops and everything in between.

February 13, 2019 By The Best of Branson

Branson Bulletin: The Haygoods and sweetheart month at the Titanic

Branson Bulletin: The Haygoods and sweetheart month at the Titanic

in Attraction News, Branson Shows

Love is in the air during "Sweetheart Month" at the Titanic, plus The Haygoods enter their 27th season with an all-new show.

February 13, 2019 By The Best of Branson

Grand Jubilee at Grand Country Music Hall kicks off its 17th Season

Grand Jubilee at Grand Country Music Hall kicks off its 17th Season

in Branson Shows

Show emcee Mike Patrick and comedian Jim Dandy, aka Jamie Haage, entertain audiences nightly with live music, knee-slappin’ comedy and a cast of talented singers, musicians and guest performers. Watch the video for a backstage conversation with Mike

February 1, 2019 By The Best of Branson

Must Read Articles

BBQ Fever Sweeping Branson

BBQ Fever Sweeping Branson

in Food

When Brad Leighniger got bitten by the competition BBQ bug, his infectious enthusiasm for smoked meat spread quickly. Before long, several of his friends had BBQ fever and the rest is history.

June 16, 2018 By The Best of Branson

Introducing The Best of Branson

Introducing The Best of Branson

in News

A welcome to our all-new The Best of Branson website from General Manager Jennifer Gregory.

April 17, 2018 By Jennifer Gregory

Showboat Branson Belle kicks off 2018 with new show

Showboat Branson Belle kicks off 2018 with new show

in Attraction News, Branson Shows

Showboat’s cast performs a wide variety of musical numbers sure to keep the audience singing along.

March 20, 2018 By The Best of Branson