Branson Travel Guide

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By plane
M. Graham Clark - Taney County Airport, for private plane traffic, is located adjacent to Branson in Point Lookout, Missouri, next to the College of the Ozarks.
Branson Airport, only eight miles south of Branson, Missouri, is Branson's major carrier local airport and began official operation effective May 11, 2009. Southwest Airlines provides nonstop service to/from Chicago-Midway, Houston-Hobby, Dallas-Love, and beginning March 9, 2013, Orlando. Frontier Airlines has nonstop service to Denver.
Springfield-Branson Regional Airport is about 50 miles from Branson, servicing the following air travel providers:
* Allegiant Air There is nonstop service to/from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa, and St. Petersburg-Cleaarwater.
* American Eagle Nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth
* Delta Connection Nonstop service to Atlanta and Memphis
* United Express Nonstop service to Chicago-O'Hare and Denver
Boone County Regional Airport in Harrison, Arkansas, is closer (31 miles), but has only one carrier, SeaPort Airlines, with nonstop service to Kansas City and Memphis.

Other options include NW Arkansas Regional Airport in Bentonville, 97 miles or about a 2 hour drive away though the Mark Twain Nat'l Forest (includes some steep curves over hilly terrain—this is the only airport whose land route is through the forest). The nearest major airports are Tulsa 216 miles, Kansas City 233 miles, and St. Louis (Lambert) 255 miles. St. Louis has some international flights, as well as some major tourist attractions of its own to see.

By car

From most locations, take I-44 to Springfield, then south on US 65 (exit 82A). From the west, use the US 60/160 connector just before entering Springfield (exit 69).

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