MOUNTAIN VIEW MISSOURI
I am amazed at how difficult it is to get to Mountain View. But I must admit; the ferry ride was fabulous. An East Coast patient who was in the process of taking an extremely circuitous route from St. Louis. They were crossing AKER'S FERRY at the time.
It was definitely a beautiful drive from Branson. But honestly, three and a half hours of hills and curves just about did me in. A patient who recently flew in to Branson and took highways 160 and 17 to get here, instead of 65 and 60.
I know all the back roads in this area of the country because I am an avid GOLDWINGER. They are fabulous if you are into that sort of thing. But because this is the Ozarks ---- and because we have lots of RIVERS, lakes, and 'mountains' in the general area --- you will almost certainly want to stay on main roads to make your travel both easier and faster. Whichever airport you fly into, or whichever route you chose to drive, make sure to actually look at a map beforehand (in other words, the route that appears shortest might not be the shortest). Otherwise you might end up on the ferry --- and if it happens to be closed, it's a long way around.