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Old 09-30-2022, 11:12 AM   #1
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We are going from Branson MO to Austin TX, looking for the flattest roads we can ta

We are going from Branson MO to Austin TX, looking for the flattest roads we can take, are there any must stops along the way? looking for some do’s and don'ts for my trip

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We are going from Branson MO to Austin TX, looking for the flattest roads we can ta

Don’t go south if you’re wanting the flattest roads. Go north to Springfield and hit 44 west to Tulsa then south. Do not be tempted to take 69 south through Muskogee that road is horrible. It cuts off some miles in a little bit of time but you will regret it it will shake your teeth out and your RV apart.

Better yet, go all the way to Oklahoma City and go south on 35 to 35W. That way you go through Fort Worth instead of Dallas. Much better.
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Other suggestions as follows. If you do any dry camping the casinos in OK usually will allow you to do an overnight in their parking lots. We usually go in and have a nice meal.

The blue beacon east of OK City does really good wash jobs. Adult operated.

The Texas Ranger museum is in Waco.

We live south of Austin and I am from Missouri, so we have traveled that route dozens of times. I really can’t think of anything for you to stop and see unfortunately. Not an Oklahoma fan lol.
But please enjoy the Hill country while you are in Austin Texas area.
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Roads in Oklahoma are horrible. Tulsa to Dallas on 75 is a brain shaker, especially from Okmulgee through Mc Allister. The From Durant, OK to Denison, TX is pretty bad as well. South from OKC has some bad roads as well.

It is kind of hard to miss Oklahoma as it is kind of in the middle of your trip.

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Stay away from I30 on the northeast side of Dallas.

The transition of I30 to I35 in downtown Dallas is generally messy as well.

We came out of Hot Springs, AR last year to hit I30 and all good road. Unfortunately for you I guess, we live within a couple of miles east of the I30/I635 mess. If you get to I30 for your east of Texarkana, then take 34 at Greenville and follow it all the way to where it hits I35 at Italy - that bypasses the Dallas traffic altogether.
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I agree with Rob. Flattest road is a relative term.

The simplest and smoothest would be going up to Springfield and catching I-44 then to Tulsa. We much prefer the the Creek Turnpike around Tulsa rather than 44 through. (The last time we got off at Big Cabin and headed south on 69 it was a horrible buck board road.) 44 to OKC

In OKC we go a little farther on the the Kilpatrick Turnpike to 77 and then south to 235 and on to 35. Turning south off 44 to 35 is a much more traveled road and much rougher plus the transition on the south end of OKC is a pain. Taking 77 and 235 is simple and a lot less traffic.

On to FTW it's pretty much straight forward until you get here. I highly recommend you spend a few bucks and get on the toll road as soon as possible. The traffic from just south of the speedway all the way through downtown FTW is almost always horrible. If your to cheap for the toll, consider taking 820 west to the bottom of FTW.

Then on to Austin, it's pretty straight forward too.

The Bombing Memorial in OKC is a historical must IMO.

Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa has dry camping in the NE parking area. Windstar in Thackerville also has dry camping in the NW parking area and they have a wonderful RV Park on the S end which is now insanely expensive for a pull through.

There's a Buc-ee's on the N side of FTW at 114 and 35. There is also one in Temple.
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