The vast area of the Ozarks that comprises 50,000 sq. miles offers unlimited journey on the backroads where you get the chance to see beautiful natural sceneries, rolling hills, and mountains that have eroded over time with the creation of many man-made lakes. The wonderful settings of the Ozark region make the area attractive for outdoors in the pristine lakes, trails, and parks that offer exciting water and land activities such as fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, camping, horseback riding, and more.
The best way to travel in the Ozarks’ backroads is to drive. By driving you will have a good fill of the scenic beauty when travelling the hills of the Ozarks. During winter time, the backroads can be deadly when ice or snow fills the winding and steep dirt roads. But Spring and Fall are stunningly fascinating and beautiful while Summer season is green everywhere. The zigzag roads of the region can be very popular for motorcycle riders and mountain bikers as you they journey on the challenging trails.
To experience the best journey in the Ozarks is a trip of 100 miles from Springfield, Missouri to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. But don’t begin the journey unless you have long patience and plenty of time. This fascinating trip is a good Ozarks travel experience where it starts on U.S. Route 65 and runs south, then west and south again. To the south direction from Springfield is 43 miles journey to Branson with offerings ranging from entertainment shows, exciting attractions, museums, theme parks to shopping and dining.
Your trip on the backroads to Eureka Springs passes Branson along State Route 76 that is overlooking Lake Taneycomo. In the heart of Branson, you will pass Silver Dollar City, a 46-acre amusement park that was developed in the old setting of an old mining town where you can see craftsmen and artisans displaying their wares such as unique arts and crafts, quilts, glass-blowing, basket-making, pottery-making and many more.
As you travel a couple of miles more south of Branson, you will find the College of the Ozarks where students work for their education with dozens of tasks from serving meals at the school’s restaurant to mopping floors, and guiding visitors to the school’s Ralph Foster Museum. The museum has great displays of extensive gun collection, exhibits about the American Indian, old west life, and a broad exhibits of the Ozarks natural history.
As you continue your travel out of Branson, you will pass Highway 65 with the view of Table Rock Lake through Mark Twain National Forest and scenic spots of tree-covered hills and hollows which twists and turns south to Eureka Springs. Your final destination is a town of winding streets best known for its craft shops that sprawl along its steep downtown streets which have preserved Victorian homes.
If you travel on the backroads of the Ozarks, you are sure to enjoy great outdoors that will give you the chance to see beautiful natural sceneries and many other interesting attractions.
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