"The Branson Strip - A Traffic Jam" Top 5 Page for this destination Branson Tourist Trap Tip by spikerchick17
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The main reason the 76 strip is always backed up is because of the shows getting out. Around 8 p.m. is when most of them are done, and once the people are out, you can't drive the strip. You must let people in the lane. (The strip is a three lane road: 2 driving lanes, and one turning.)
What I suggest you do to avoid this traffic is take the colored roads. They have set up the blue, red, and yellow routes, which are just back roads to get you to someplace on the strip without actually being on the strip. (Go here for more info: http://branson.com/map/ )
Unique Suggestions: If you don't want to take any shortcuts, people watching is always fun. Or you could just admire the signs in front of the music shows. (Jim Stafford's is really nice.) But roll down your window, because you never know when someone will be singing or playing music. They have lots of live entertainment along the strip, so if you're just driving by, listen up and sing along.
Fun Alternatives: Just park your car and walk. You get a workout and save gas. But crossing the street might be a problem, so just wait until you're all clear and RUN!
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