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Yellow and Blue routes?Hotel location?

Hi,

I am a newbie to Barnson please help? What in the heck are the yellow and blue routes? Do I want to stay in a hotel on hwy. 76 or on one of these color routes? Very confused about where to look for accomodations. We like to be central in location where we can walk to some things or a short drive.I have heard traffic can be a real pain in Branson. Thanks, Deb-indiana

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1. Re: Yellow and Blue routes?Hotel location?

The blue and yellow, and red routes are just roads that go around the hwy 76 strip...It gets you around quicker...You can pick up a map online at the chamber of commerce, or wait till you get there and pick one up at any of the hotel lobbys.

What do you want in a hotel?? fancy? free breakfast??

There are three sister hotels that offer a 22 item breakfast and ice cream and cobbler in the evenings, Included in the price ..all three are in good locations and are super clean with good prices... savannah house

www.savannahhousebranson.com/amenities.asp

whispering hills

http://www.whisperinghillsinn.com/

branson best

http://www.bransonsbest.com/

And for a hotel right on the strip, you can't beat dutton inn

http://www.dutton inn.com/

this one does not have a pool.....But is in walking distance to several attractions..

If you go to the malls in branson stay away from the booths that offer cheap or frees show tickets..they are a time share and will try to push them selves on you...The same goes for those shops that you see on the drive into branson....Time shares..

For a good place to get discount tickets try,

http://www.branson2for1tickets.com/

They don't have all shows, but they do offer some good ones..

You might want to also try ther branson belle, It is on table rock lake next to branson, it is a cruise, show and dinner all rolled up into one...It is a blast..

http://www.showboatbransonbelle.com/

And there also is the new branson landing, great food, nice stores, really cool water feature, with fire and water...It located at the end of the 76 strip in down town..easy to find...

http://www.bransonlanding.com/

ANd as far as the traffic goes, It can be a nightmare at certain times, That is why they came up with the color coded relief routes....

It is simple to get around branson...

For more info try this web site..

www.1branson.com

be sure and say hi...on the forums...don't be afraid to ask any questions..

Indiana
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2. Re: Yellow and Blue routes?Hotel location?

I think I am getting the lay of the Branson land.

Thanks for your help. I will check out the sites you mentioned.

Is it better to stay in the thick of 76 or on a blue/yellow route?

Thanks, Deb-Indiana

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It really does not matter, everything is close together, so it is a bit easier to get out if you stay on one of the colored routes...But it really is not that big a deal/.

Branson is really centered around the 76 strip, and everything else is right there...

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Castle, We stayed in a condo on Rt 165. We really loved the Yellow, Blue and Red routes. I suppose the plus to staying on Rt 76 is that you could likely park your car and walk almost everywhere. The downside might be the noise depending on which way your hotel faces. Rt 76 is almost always heavy, but people always let you in, and people are good about using the middle lane just to feed or turn - no one seemed to just drive in the middle to butt in line. Still it can be slow going if you're trying to get to a theater at the opposite end. We learned how to use the Yellow route to slip in the back way at the Dutton Theater or Wal-Mart.

When you get that map in hand, it'll make sense.

missouri
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5. Re: Yellow and Blue routes?Hotel location?

Don't let the horror traffic stories you hear make you dread going to Branson! People are really polite about letting you into the traffic and those red, yellow and blue routes do make it easy to get around. We prefer to stay on the Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Not as much traffic so the nights are quieter and it is easy access and close to the Hwy 76 Strip. The motels we like are Scenic Hills, Whispering Hills,Classic Motor Inn. They are moderately priced, but we've always found them to be very clean and neat. Not much that you can walk to from these motels.

Indiana
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Thanks for all the input. I am a planner and half the fun of a trip for me is planning. It is more of a challenge when it is your first visit to a new area. Thanks again, Deb-Indiana

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7. Re: Yellow and Blue routes?Hotel location?

Did you see my other post about getting a copy of the Branson 2007 Vacation Guide? Online at explorebranson.com or call 1-800-214-3661. I think it would be very helpful to you. Lots of pictures of lodging, shows, attractions, dining. And it's FREE! I get a copy every year and use it lots, even though we go to Branson several times each year! About 175 pages of information, so it's worth the time/effort it takes to obtain a copy!

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