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Branson Traffic Saver Routes - The Colored Routes

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Branson Traffic Saver Routes - The Colored Routes

The traffic relief routes of Branson, MO are easily labeled on the maps of Branson. Order our Free Premium Coupon Package, which includes a free colored map.  Branson has a reputation for traffic during busy weekends, holidays and peak season.  You can avoid a lot of headaches and frustration by knowing how to get around it.  We will make you an expert by the time you leave!

Branson’s main drag, HWY 76 Country Boulevard, known also as “The Strip”, runs east to west from the historic downtown district to Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre and Silver Dollar City. It’s the green colored road on the illustrated map below. Especially in the summertime, traffic gets heavily congested as visitors clog up HWY 76 sightseeing, so it’s a good idea to know the side roads and alternate routes that only locals seem to know about. Taking these colored routes zips visitors along from place to place in less than half the time it would to use the main drag. All colored routes run from east to west parallel to the main drag.

The Blue Route provides back roads to several major attractions, including Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, Tanger Outlet Malls, Adventure Ziplines of Branson, the White House Theatre (Marco Polo), and the Titanic Museum. The Blue Route, colored blue on the map, begins at the intersection of HWY 76 and Roark Valley Rd, near the MO-65 exit. The Blue Route runs parallel to “The Strip”, giving travelers access to it through a series of intersecting streets, including James F. Epps Rd and Truman Blvd. Turning right onto James F. Epps Rd is a shortcut to Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Coming from the east, turning left on Gretna Rd takes you all the way down to Titanic. From here you are only 5.6 miles from Silver Dollar City.

Branson’s Red Route, colored red on the map, begins downtown at the intersection of Main Street and Veterans Blvd. This road leads to a roundabout passing by Cox Medical Center. It then crosses MO-65 and turns into Shepherd of the Hills Exprsswy. The Red Route provides access to attractions like Yakov’s Theatre, Oak Ridge Boys Theatre, IMAX and ends near The Butterfly Palace and the RFD Theatre. The Red Route also passes by the Sight and Sound Theatre, Promised Land Zoo, Pierce Arrow Theatre, and the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre. From the Red Route’s ending, visitors are only four miles from Silver Dollar City and not even a mile from White Water.

The Yellow Route, colored yellow on the map, runs south of HWY 76 and begins at the intersection of HWY 76 and Fall Creek Rd. If you pass Dixie Stampede on your right, you’ve gone too far. Follow Fall Creek Rd and turn right onto Wildwood Dr past Thousand Hills Resort then left at the stop sign onto Green Mountain Dr to stay on the Yellow Route. (Continuing straight on Wildwood Dr takes you back to HWY 76 near The King’s Castle Theatre). Turning right onto Glory Rd from the Yellow Route leads visitors to The Grand Village. On Green Mountain Dr you will pass Pirate’s Cove Miniature Golf and the Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark on the right before intersecting with HWY 165. The Murder Mystery Theatre and the new Shanghai Theatre should be visible from the left. Turning right onto HWY 165 passes Stone Hill Winery, and leads to “The Strip” (continuing straight leads to the Blue Route). Other roads that access “The Strip” from the Yellow Route are Keeter Rd & Schaefer Dr. Once past Shaefer Dr, continue along the bend and turn right at the stop sign. To continue down the Yellow Route, make a right onto HWY 376, where it ends at the main drag & the RFD Theatre. Turning left onto HWY 376 quickly leads to HWY 265, another route to Silver Dollar City.