Nancy, you will love the Branson area. There's lots of things to do. Plenty of shows to choose from. Hwy. 65 is a good road from either direction, just a few more hills from Ark. I suggest a lunch trip a few miles north of Branson to Ozark Mo. ( exit CC/J ) to Lambert's cafe. It's the home of the throwed rolls. That's not a typing error, they come out of the kitchen and throw rolls to anyone that puts their hand up, and they are are good rolls. The menu is great also. Everything I've had there is great. Have fun!!!