We are enjoying all the unusual shopping in Branson. Today we spent quite a few hours walking down Main Street shopping. Our favorite store was Dick’s Old Time 5 & 10. It opened nearly fifty years ago in the Historic Downtown Branson area. The store features a vast assortment of merchandise with over 50,000 different items and several unique collections.
It is a full-line variety store with its roots dating back to a time when there was a five & dime store in most American communities. We saw a lot of reproductions of collectibles made in the 50's and earlier. One was the old cat clock with eyes that spin.
It was like going back to a much earlier time and it brought back a lot of great memories. They have a huge assortment of nostalgic toys and puzzles. The candy aisle really brought back memories from childhood, including Horehound candy, Kits, BB Bats, Slo-Pokes, Big Hunk and candy cigarettes. We were happy to see they had our "Slap Your Mama" hot sauce in the store too. Cool!
We can see why Dick's 5 & 10 was voted Best Branson Specialty Store in 2008 & 2009, we enjoyed our visit much.