50 Years of Dick's 5 & 10 | Branson Shopping
Pointe Royale Properties, Inc.
Branson isn't all music shows, golf, boating, fishing, and theme parks. Though those things are likely the biggest draw. But what makes Branson so comfortable, homey, and friendly may have less to do with flashy music shows or thrill rides, and more to do with it's friendly locals, family values, and unique little nooks and crannies. One such nook, bringing folks back year after year, is Dick's 5 & 10.
Dick's 5 & 10 was founded in 1961, and, unless my math is particularly rusty, is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary this year. (July of this year, to be a tad more specific) There was a time, in our fair land, where folks didn't drive down to the Mega-Mart to pick up their sundries, but rather headed to the local 5 & Dime. Dick's is a true throw-back to that quainter, simpler time. A walk through Dick's 5 & 10 is a walk back through our history, to our childhood, to our innocence.
They still sell the basics that they did 50 years ago: sewing supplies, hardware, housewares, and linens. They also sell toys, board games, and candy; all of it with a focus on nostalgia that will take you back, as well. You'll see toys you've nearly forgotten, and taste candies you didn't know still existed.
In addition to the store's items for sale, are the collections to be viewed. They have a wonderful collection of autographed Aviation prints hanging in their aisles. Then, there is also their Baseball Wall of Fame, featuring memorabilia from Babe Ruth to Dizzy Dean to Lou Gehrig, to the Big Red Machine. Other sports figures are represented here, too, such as Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.
Dick's 5 & 10 is part variety store, part museum, part walk down memory lane, and 100% fun. It's located in old downtown Branson, and is surely worth the trip to see it, and the trip down memory lane. Thank you Dick's 5 & 10! And congratulations on 50 years as an integral part of what makes Branson special!