For all you ladies out there that love shopping, one of my favorite Branson shopping destinations is Grand Village Shops! If you are driving the 76 strip, they are easy to miss (Who would think you could miss an entire village?) so be sure to keep your eyes peeled. Grand Village has extra parking in the back, and we’ve always been able to find a spot. Once you’ve left your vehicle, step into the little Victorian world they’ve created complete with cute cottage shops. It really sets the mood for the start of your fun!
Mulberry Mill (#16-17 on the map) is definitely a fun stop to make! Everyone in your party (guys included!) will enjoy taste-testing their many gourmet food samples spread in and around home decor, women’s accessories and more. A little backstory on the owner: Mulberry Mill was started 25 years ago by a 19 year old boy and his mother who decided to follow their dreams, go into business together and open a shop. It’s certainly been a success!
Peter Engler Designs (#18 on the map) is an American Craftsman and if you like woodcarving, and pottery, you’ll like his shop!
If you walk into The Copper Coin (#26 on the map), you’ll hear the owner’s story. Fifteen years ago, she was given 7 weeks to live with pancreatic cancer. Susan prayed and gave her life to God for whatever He wanted her to do. Four days later, the doctors were astounded to see she was cancer free! Pennies have become her testimony and Susan’s little shop is filled with the jewelry and home decor items that incorporate those pennies. If you are a veteran, be sure to let them know and they will give you a small gift in thanks. Susan’s son did 3 tours in Iraq and came back with PTSD.
Lori's Soap Market (#28 - 29 on the map) has three locations (only one of which is in Branson) and their all natural olive oil and goat’s milk soap and lotions are made in Florida.
Thomas Kinkade Art Gallery (#10 on the map) - As an artist, I love walking through the Kinkade Art Gallery to see his famous work in person. Much of this shop is taken up by prints that are hand-highlighted with paint, some works by his son, and some other artists’ work in the same stylistic vein.
Grand Village Shops
2800 W Hwy 76 Country Blvd., Branson, MO 65616
Hours: 9:30-6:00 daily
Phone: (417) 336-4300
Sugar Leaf Treats
Hours: 9-5 (Sun 11-3)
Lori’s Soap Market
Phone: (417) 336-4300
The Copper Coin
Reviewer: Laura Johnson
The local experts: The Johnson Strings - Performers in Branson, MO!
The Johnson Strings artfully combine extreme musical talent, funny moments, stunning video, and family stories to create an evening of pure JOY! Their Branson theater show is chock full of fun surprises and unique musical twists. (Have you ever heard Stars and Stripes on the banjo? Or seen a comedic Scott Joplin rag that squeezes 6 people onto just two pianos?) This close-knit family is sure to tug on your heart strings with soaring musical renditions of favorite movie theme songs like Fiddler on the Roof and Magnificent 7 interspersed with hilarious thoughts and true family stories. If you like singing, you’ll love their a capella rendition of The Lord’s Prayer and the many other famous vocal numbers sprinkled throughout The Johnson Strings Show. How about some smokin’ hot trick fiddling? Let’s hear it for the fans of the Orange Blossom Special! Got a sweet tooth? Be sure to check out their amazing made-from-scratch concessions! Chef Karen makes Missouri Mud Cookies, Chocolate Chip with Toasted Almonds, and Amish Sugar Cookies for each show!
The Johnson Strings: one family working together, living the dream, and capturing the hearts of those they meet. Visit their theater in Branson, MO! Get your tickets now at http://www.thejohnsonstrings.com/purchase-tickets/
Watch The Johnson Strings music videos here: http://www.thejohnsonstrings.com/music-videos/