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TABLE ROCK TOUR 110 MILES • Hwys 65, 160; Rtes 13, 76, EE, 39, 248, 112, F, 86

Silver Dollar City, Branson

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Highway 160 and turns left. Go west to Route 13 and follow it to Reeds Spring, a quaint Ozarks town nestled in the hills and a perfect place to take a break. For a shorter trip, take Route 13 through Kimberling City, where the Cruise-Inn & Throttle Down is a hot spot for bikers. A quick left on Route 86 will take you back to Branson. To take the entire lake loop, make a right onto Route 76 from Highway 160 and cross over the lake in Cape Fair. Go right on Route EE, and continue west. Turn right onto Route 39, and follow it a short time until it intersects with Route 248. Go west on Route 248, and get ready for some wicked curves before you get to the forest and arrive at Cassville, home to some great diners. If you’ve worked up an appetite, be sure to make it a rest stop. Route 112 takes you south into Roaring River State Park. Take a left onto Route F, and enjoy more curves as you come to Route 86. A right on Route 86 takes you past Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and back into Branson.


MENTION TO ANYONE outside the state that you live in Missouri, and chances are they’ll ask you how far you are from Branson. The town is just that well known. Branson is a popular getaway for families, retirees, and bikers who make the annual pilgrimage to the Ozark Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Rally each June. Part of the popularity is that there’s always something going on. Mornings may be spent, fishing pole in hand, on Table Rock or Taneycomo Lakes. During the afternoons, you might lose yourself in the past at Silver Dollar City or search for bargains at the hundreds of outlet stores that line 76 Country Boulevard. At night, enjoy the music and entertainment that has made the area famous. Plan to start or end your ride with a couple of nights in this Ozarks mecca. This route will introduce you to some of the most scenic twists and turns of the Ozark Mountains. Watch for heavy fog in the valleys if you ride before noon, especially in the early spring. Take Highway 65 northwest out of Branson. In about ten miles, the road meets up with

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2016 Missouri Life Motorcycle Guide  

2016 Missouri Life Motorcycle Guide