We are traveling to Branson next week for our first family vacation since the arrival of our grandson. There will be hubby and I, single adult daughter, and daughter, son-in-law, and 3 year old grandson. We're staying at Thousand Hills in a 3-bedroom condo Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Will have to leave Monday afternoon.
1st question-coming from Oklahoma, we'll be taking I-44 toward Springfield. I know there is a short cut between I-44 and Branson so you don't have to drive all the way around Springfield then down HW 65. Do you know the name of the road?
2nd question, is there an alternate route from that short cut to Thousand Hills in order to stay off 76? We'll be arriving around the time for everyone to get out of the shows and don't want to get caught in the traffic.
3rd question, we're going to Dixie Stampede Saturday night. Are there any ways to get discounts? Is the pre-show worth going to?
4th question, we're going to Silver Dollar City Sunday. Are there any ways to get discounts? Probably going back Monday until early afternoon.
Last question, where's the best place to get a map of the alternative routes?
Thanks for any other information or suggestions you might want to offer. We've been there many times, but have never used alternates and have never been with a toddler.