When we were young, our parent’s favorite activity to participate in on a lazy Sunday afternoon was to take a long drive, seemingly with no destination in mind. They just enjoyed the journey. We would drive for a couple of hours with the music playing low as our parents pointed out cows in fields and the beautiful fall leaves. Today, we continue the tradition with our families, enjoying the everchanging landscape of the Ozarks as we drive along some of the most beautiful roads in the area. If you are vacationing here, these scenic drives in Branson may just end up being the highlight of your entire trip!


Table Rock Lake to Kimberling City and Back

Fall is here, and the scenery in the area is absolutely exquisite, making this particular trip even more beautiful now than any other time of the year! Beginning at the Branson Chamber of Commerce offices, head towards Highway 248, turn right at the traffic light and follow 248 through the Branson Hills. This two-lane road is filled with stunning scenery, so be sure to stop along the way and take some pictures. The drive continues when you turn left on 465, continuing to road’s end to Highway 76. When you reach Branson West, you will turn on Highway 13; the views of Table Rock Lake begin here, allowing you to see it’s just as beautiful from afar as it from up close. Highway 13 will merge into Highway 86; stay on 86 until you reach 65. When you turn left onto Highway 65, you will be nearing the end of your 90-minute drive as you return to Branson proper.


Blue Buck Knob Scenic By-Way

This scenic drive around Branson lasts only 45 minutes one way as it meanders through the Mark Twain National Forest. As you leave Branson, you will take Highway 76 to 160 to 181. The natural beauty of the forest will take your breath away. Cool, clear streams and tall green trees that turn fiery in the fall make this one of our favorite road trips. You can turn around and head back to Branson at this point, or continue on as you choose.


Glade Trail

This trail also lasts only 45 minutes one way. Taking 76 from Branson to 160 down to 125 and then ending at the Glade Top Trail, the views are similar, but can you ever get enough pictures of the Ozarks? Serene, tranquil, and unbelievably breathtaking, your Branson vacation will be enhanced by this quiet road trip.


Sunset Nightly Rentals Holds the Key to Your Peaceful Branson Vacation

Our cabins and homes allow you to continue the peaceful experience in comfort and style; reserve yours today and be sure to take some time for sitting on the porch and just breathing.