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Old 04-22-2011, 12:16 AM   #401
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Yes, about 45 minutes out. I'd enjoy meeting everyone staying at the campground from the forum very much. Don't know yet if the schedule will allow it, but we will see. Oh,there is a fairly new shopping center you'll pass going to ABC just entering Branson city limits coming from Springfield, Missouri(off Bee Creek Road exit just before YAKOV theatre(all this will be on your right). You will probably be taking the Shepard Of The Hills Expressway/Old Downtown Exit to get to ABC. Bee Creek Road(1st exit) is actually quicker, but you'll see more (a few theaters) going to the second exit. A 24hr. Walmart(with a very good RV section including refrigerator fans), Best Buy, Home Depot, pet store, restaurants & more along with a visitor center/gas station across the street. You will be busy just trying to decide what to do much less see. Be sure to do some exploring around Branson, like driving over the dam(just outside the city limits & very easy to get to from ABC). Be sure to ask the office people about Scoops(an icecream shop located passed the dam on a scenic overlook pull off looking below the dam). Never forget your icecream stops!
Thanks for all that information. Super Walmart is all I need. Scoops ice cream passed the dam. Now I have to figure out where the dam dam is?
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The office folks at ABC will tell & show you(they have tons of maps). Branson is not very big, but during the peak show times(going to & from) can be a hassle/slow going on Hwy. 76(The Strip). The dam is(leaving the campground) only 2 right turns & 1 left turn on hwy. 165. I'm not counting the left on Buena Vista Rd. the campgrounds' on(a few hundred yards). You will be passing by the Titanic museum, Jakes Signs, & Branson Craft Mall. Can't be over 5-6 miles away tops.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:07 AM   #403
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Vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No phone, No kid, No cares see everyone in Branson on May 1.
I should be the one nice and relaxed by then.

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Old 04-22-2011, 05:31 PM   #404
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The office folks at ABC will tell & show you(they have tons of maps). Branson is not very big, but during the peak show times(going to & from) can be a hassle/slow going on Hwy. 76(The Strip). The dam is(leaving the campground) only 2 right turns & 1 left turn on hwy. 165. I'm not counting the left on Buena Vista Rd. the campgrounds' on(a few hundred yards). You will be passing by the Titanic museum, Jakes Signs, & Branson Craft Mall. Can't be over 5-6 miles away tops.
Thank Joh,
I found Table Rock Dam and the State Park. Seems like a nice little drive if the weather is good.

While we are still talking about trips can you or anyone tell me about the road south of Branson as a way back to Oklahoma City. It does look like a rural route but wanted to know if that would be any issues pulling a trailer? Just a thought on another way home. I know it will be slower and more miles but it looks very interesting.

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Old 04-23-2011, 12:13 PM   #405
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John,

The road South out of Branson (65) is great except eventually you have to take 2 Lane hilly winding country roads to get to 412 at Siloam Springs. It is shorter but usually takes longer. If anyone in your party is prone to motion sickness, don't do it!
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John.....Kinda the same story about going to Branson from I40 we talked about before...You can get there it just takes longer...but a pretty ride.
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Southern Route from Branson

Thanks guys.

It was just a thought and if the weather is good and we aren't in a rush I may take it back to OK City. I like that type of road with a few small towns and much better scenery. We will wait and see.
Maybe we will take a trip to Broken Arrow on our way home.

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I would be interested also. I live in Ohio and find a nice and very helpful and inexpensive campground is Natural Springs Resort. It is located in New Paris off Rt. 40 and I-70. They have had motor home rallies there before.
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If you have the time after Branson, you should stay a day extra or 2 and see Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It is a very unique town with many springs, built on a hillside(old historic downtown) that I have posted a small number of pics in a album that really doesn't capture all to see.
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If you have the time after Branson, you should stay a day extra or 2 and see Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It is a very unique town with many springs, built on a hillside(old historic downtown) that I have posted a small number of pics in a album that really doesn't capture all to see.
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