Branson Landing was a very large project which started on May 26,2006.
It is located along about 1.5 miles of Lake Taneycomo. The project is
on about 95 acres and cost about $420 million to build. I'm
not sure what all was included in the title of Branson landing as I
don't know if that included the cost of the Hilton Promenade Hotel
which is part of Branson Landing.
I know it did include about $7.5 million for the grand fountain attraction located along the lake shore about in the middle of the Landing. There was a fair amount of controversy about the high cost of the fountain but it is up and running and giving millions of folks a few minutes of leisure as they watch the fully computerized water and light show of the fountain. It starts at a preset interval and goes through a routine much like a tumbling act. It is especially beautiful after dark when the light show accentuates the rhythmic water show. It plays music then does a routine to the rhythm of the music.
The shopping mall includes about 100 shops starting with a anchor Belks Department store featuring 68,000 square feet of retail space on the North end and continues down the street to end at the anchor Bass Pro store at he South end.
I am including some links below to YouTube videos of the fountain and Branson Landing. When you see the Branson Landing one you will see how the anonymous photographer scanned the street and looking up at all the little balconies of all the condo apartments and the Hilton Promenade Hotel. There are hundreds of living spaces above the Branson Landing and I read where they were all sold during the construction phase. There are some available regularly on the secondary real estate market.
I have mentioned shopping in the Branson Landing complex at this page.
The men probably love the Bass Pro store the best. I know us Guys don't
care much for shopping for perfume and jewelery too much. Bass Pro is a
sporting goods store that is based from it's parent store in
Springfield, Mo. In Springfield the Bass Pro store is a major
attraction all in itself beside there is a huge nature museum being
renovated attached to the Bass Pro store. The Branson Bass Pro store is
about 60,000 square feet and packed full of wild game set up in natural
looking settings all through the store. There is everything from
Turtles, Frogs, Ducks, Pheasants, Deer, Elk and large glass fronted
fish tanks loaded with local types of fish. There are live ducks
swimming on some of the tanks made up to look like lakes and streams.
The Bass Pro store in Branson is a third the size of the one in Springfield but it is set up in a Log Lodge Setting decorated with all kinds of antiques and wildlife attractions. They have a nice boat display area and some outside along with four wheelers etc.
Branson Landing Parking
When you come to Branson Landing you will soon see there is no parking in the center but rather at either the Belk parking lot or mall ramp or at the Bass Pro ends. On the Bass Pro end you will see they have a small Bass Pro marina and even a floating restaurant docked to the parking lot near the Bass Pro store. (Note- The floating restaurant had to close during the flood of 2008 not because the resteraunt didn't float but because it's walkway and large LP gas tanks were under water.) There is a city camping ground just beyond the Branson Landing and Bass Pro shop along the shores of Lake Taneycomo. If you part at either end you can jump on the trolley and ride all over Branson Landing.
Don't be confused by there being two Hilton Hotels in the area. They
are just across the street from each other. In the Branson Landing
Complex you have the Hilton Promenade Hotel that has 242
luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites. It has a 800 square foot
meeting room and the suites have full kitchens of one, two or three
The Hilton across the street is the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel and you can read about it at it's link here.
Branson Landing and fountain is a major part of the new area of town that contains the Branson Convention Center and Hotel. All these modern buildings surrounding the Depot of the Branson Scenic Railroad almost make it look like a rustic addition to the area but believe me it was there a long before all the new buildings along the shores of Lake Taneycomo.
You can take scenic and even breakfast or dinner cruises on
Lake Taneycomo either on the Lake Queen, a modern day riverboat replica, or the Landing Princess, a
100' luxury yacht – both brand new in 2008!
Read all about them at this link.
It's all located at 3027 W State Highway 76 Branson, Mo. 65616 and
information available at 417-332-3408
It is in what we call downtown Branson located in the Highway 76 Business Loop at the east end of the city on hiway 76.