Oh so many questions..... We have never been to Branson so we are really looking forward to our trip in July ! Here is my first question....on our last day there we are planning to go to Silver Dollar City and then drive a couple of hours to stay in a hotel to cut down on our driving time the next day...we would like to drive no more that 2 1/2 hours outside of Branson along I-44 E but as I look at maps there doesn't seem to much between there and St. Louis where we could stop. Does anyone have any suggestions that would fit into our time frame? On our way to Branson we plan to stop and spend the night around St. Louis but don't want to go quite that far on the way back after spending a long day at SDC ( especially since we will have our two young children with us). Thanks for any and all suggestions! I'm sure I will have many more questions as the time gets closer to our trip!