Why Fort Leonard Wood is the Perfect Stopping Spot for Tour Busses Heading to Branson

Did you know that Branson has been named the number three trending destination in the United States by Travelers’ Choice in 2022? There is no wonder why it is a very popular tour bus destination. From most directions, people traveling to Branson are likely to go through the Fort Leonard Wood area. Which means this area is a great stopping point for a tour bus to explore on the way to Branson. With a diverse array of things to do, anyone headed on their way to Branson would enjoy exploring this area on the way.

Route 66

Route 66 is often referred to as the Mother Road, and this highway is a celebrated part of American history. It is a reminder of simpler times and with the 100 year anniversary, there has been an uptake of interest and nostalgia for this amazing highway. Nestled in the Ozark Hills, it is a beautiful road to experience as it takes you back in time. There are a number of ways to enjoy Route 66 while visiting the Fort Leonard Wood area. You can go to www.visitpulaskicounty.org to see some of your options. There is a Route 66 Museum as well as historic driving tours. Some of the unique landmarks along Route 66 in the Fort Leonard Wood area include the Devils Elbow, the 1923 steel truss bridge, roadside parks, an old stage coach stop, and of course, the Gascozark service station and café.

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There are lots of shopping opportunities in the Fort Leonard Wood area as well. Even some more unique opportunities like flea market and antique shopping. The variety of options mean that there will be something for every taste to enjoy. You can see some of those specific options at www.visitpulaskicounty.org under the What to Do tab.

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You may be surprised by the level of dining options here in the Fort Leonard Wood area. You will be amazed by the different cultures represented in the foods available here. From Korean to German, Mediterranean, Japanese, Mexican, American, and more! You can enjoy an upscale meal at a fancy restaurant, or have a burger and milkshake at an old school diner. So, if you are traveling with a busload of people with diverse tastes, everyone can still be happy.

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A Perfect Stopping Point on the Way to Branson

We know that the tour buses that stop and stay in our hotels in the Fort Leonard Wood area on the way to Branson have a blast while they’re here. Not only are they able to enjoy the nostalgic Route 66 and the amazing shopping and dining available, but we also have a lot of unique landmarks and attractions in the Fort Leonard wood area. You can get more ideas on the www.visitpulaskicounty.org website under micro adventures. We didn’t even mention the entertainment and nightlife available here. From breweries to live music and much much more. You will not be at a loss for what to do when you are here. When it comes to lodging in the Fort Leonard Wood area, you will not find a better quality for the price then you will have Fort Wood Hotels. It is always our mission to provide excellent customer service and meet the needs of our guests. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Fort Leonard Wood on your way to Branson, we have several hotels for you to choose from. You can go to our website to compare them and choose the amenities that are best for you and your tour group. If you like to hear more tips and information about vacationing in the Fort Leonard Wood area, be sure to use the link below to follow us on social media. 

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