Driving to Silver Dollar City – Avoiding Branson Traffic
There was a time when driving to Silver Dollar City through Branson traffic was a long, boring and tediously slow process. Not so much now that Branson has many new side roads and scenic highways guiding you directly to your fun filled days at the “City”.
If you are coming to Branson from the North and want to drive to Silver Dollar City directly, you will want to watch for the new interchange on Highway 65 promoting the Ozark Mountain High Road. This is a new, very unique and breathtakingly beautiful nine mile super highway that bypasses Branson and brings you to the famous 76 Highway less than two miles from the Silver Dollar City entrance.
If you are driving to Silver Dollar City from the South by way of Little Rock or Harrison, you can turn West on Highway 265 just south of Branson. You will again intersect with Highway 76 just a mile from the Silver Dollar City Entrance. As a bonus on this route you will see panoramic views of Table Rock Lake and drive over the Dam itself. Don’t forget to look to your right and see the beginnings of Taneycomo Lake.
Most of us will want or need to drop into the town of Branson before or after driving to Silver Dollar City, There are several routes that are very seldom congested with the usual Branson traffic. Starting at Highway 65 and the famous 76, go just a couple of miles and turn left of what the signs will denote as the “Yellow Route”. Paralleling 76 on its south side, the Yellow Route will glide you along all the way to Highway 376 then intersect with 76 at Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. This is still a few miles from the Silver Dollar City entrance, however you will be out of the town proper and enjoying a pristine drive through the Ozark countryside.
The best improvement in the driving to Silver Dollar City experience is the totally redone, top to bottom, entrance and parking areas. No long waits while someone waves you to your parking spot. Just plenty of room, no left turns and of course, there are still quaint trams to drop you by the entrance gates once you have parked your vehicle. So don’t dread the drive, kick back and enjoy of the new road improvements for a faster pace with additional countryside details.