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Old 05-20-2014, 12:39 PM   #1
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Best route to Branson

We will be travelling from Dyersburg,Tn to Branson, MO which is the better route Hwy 412 or HWy 60?


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Old 05-21-2014, 08:24 AM   #2
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Your best bet will be go across the Hayti Bridge on the Mississippi and go due west through Kennett, etc. Just keep on going west.

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Having driven through the Ozarks this Spring I would avoid any secondary roads at all. We came north out of LIttle Rock on Hwy 65 and hope not to repeat that trip.

Were it me I would do my best to get on an interstate that joins up with Hwy 65 in the Springfield area. It will make your trip a lot more pleasant.
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Hi rjsupersonic,
Never done 412. Have done 60. 60 is an okay road. Road quality is good. You will need patience. You will not make any time. Figure an average speed of 40 MPH. There are many small towns to pass through. If you have the time and patience, for me, Rt 60 is okay to use.
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Thanks the replies.
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I live just off of highway 412 in northwest Arkansas. That have opened some of it up to 4 lane highways, but where it's not, it's very curvy and hilly. If you're looking for a scenic route, it's good. Looking for the best way/fastest way, look for another route.
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I used to travel West TN and NE Arkansas on business, so I'm familiar with the area. An interstate highway from Memphis to Kansas City is badly needed, however it'll never happen. The Federal Government is instead putting the $ into Interstate 69 from Texas thru West TN and farther northeast.

I would suggest you go to Kennett and northwest to Piggott and over to Corning, AR. Go north from Corning and turn left on Hwy 160--which takes you through West Plains, MO and into Branson.

An option would be west to Kennett to Paragould where you'd turn west to pickup Hwy 63 at Walnut Ridge. Go west of Harrison, AR where you go north into Branson. There are stretches of 4 lane and a lot of 2 lane road , but it's a more interesting (but hilly) drive past Black Rock.

Unfortunately, there are still places in this world where 4 lane highways don't exist.
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60 years living in Missouri, 20 of that in Springfield, Stay away from Highway 160, you will see your taillights on some of the curves.. highway 60 is a nice drive.

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