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Just Like the Old Times

Date: 2016-11-21 12:00:00 am

Just Like the Old Times


Dick’s 5 & 10Dick’s 5 & 10 is a great shopping place in Branson that has been the landmark in the area for the last five decades. As you enter the store, you will be brought back to the old times as this shopping spot features one-of-a-kind collections spanning generations, toys from yesteryears, hobby supplies, items for the home, sewing materials, an aisle of the quirky and fun and so much more. Dick’s 5 and 10 is a must-visit when you take a wonderful vacation in Branson. Among the thousands of items displayed in the store are quite a few with a sense of humor.

For over 50 years in business, Dick’s 5 & 10 has been serving locals and visitors alike who need anything for their homes. This shop is one part retail store and one part museum. This unique shopping place is an icon of Main Street in downtown Branson. Here you will find a few of your favorite funny finds from the aisles of Dick’s 5 & 10. The store is a great place to spend some time roaming the shop’s aisles that are packed with everything from board games and toys to knitting supplies, souvenirs, and sunglasses.

Dick’s 5 & 10 was founded by Dick and June Harley and opened for a long time as a paint store in historic downtown Branson in 1961. Dick first started working in the retail field with S.S. Kresge, a 5 and 10 cent variety store in 1950. In 1961, Dick moved to Branson and opened a “David Paint Store” which transformed, little by little, into a variety store. In 1973, the Harleys bought out the “Newport’ Ben Franklin” variety store, located on Main Street where Dick’s 5 & 10 is still located to this day.

The store front of Dick’s 5 & 10 is colorful, attractive and exciting not only to those who remember the old store, but to the younger people and families that spent wonderful time in Branson. When visitors come to Branson, they are blown away by what they see from the variety, volume and selection of merchandise, the wide display of items and the collections of exhibits throughout the store. Dick Harley said, “Merchandise is only a part of the Dick’s 5 & 10 experience.”  To fulfill his vision of making it more than just a store, he decided to add special collections and exhibits into the store.

The first collection displayed in the store was Carl Taylor’s “White River Arrowhead” collection which Dick brought from Taylor who operated a barbershop a couple of doors away from Dick’s. Dick displayed other collections and exhibits including an extensive collection of World War II Aviation Art prints all around the store. In addition, the store have about 50 or 60 images of World War II aircraft, of varying sizes hanging above their counters in front of the store.

So, if you are looking for one-of-a-kind items and other collectibles in Branson, visit Dick’s 5 & 10 where you will find everything you need for your home.

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