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THINGS TO DO 

THINGS TO DO

Lake Runners Boat Rentals

Lake Runners Boat Rentals delivers your boat to you for free on the Lake of the Ozarks. You will find Fishing Pontoons and Tritoons available to make your experience on the lake even more memorable.

Big Surf Waterpark

The Big Surf Waterpark is a great time for the entire family. Everyone will love their rides and attractions. They also have some great food to try in the park.

Bridal Cave

This cave is one of the most picturesque in the country. The formations are so beautiful that people get married in this cave. Don't miss out on visiting this natural wonder and getting a tour of it's stunning beauty.

Golf at Old Kinderhook

This golf course is one of the most well-kept in the entire region. Experienced golfers will find it challenging without it being frustratingly difficult for beginners. There are beautiful water features and changes in elevation that make it a great experience all around.

Ha Ha Tonka State Park

This state park celebrates the 12th largest natural spring in the state and the remains of a beautiful castle build above it. Visitors will enjoy beautiful views of the Lake of the Ozarks and hiking trails set in the beautiful forests of the area.

Lake Valley Golf

The Lake Valley Golf is an 18 hole championship golf course that is located near Camdenton, Missouri. The course welcomes public play.

Ozarks Amphitheater

The Ozark Amphitheater was recently named the "Best Live Music Venue in Missouri." A concert under the stars at Ozarks Amphitheater is a great addition to do your Ozarks vacation.
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The Lake of the Ozarks has become the premier family vacation place in the Midwest! You won't find another lake in the world with more than 1150 miles of meandering shoreline surrounded by scenic hills. At the Lake of the Ozarks, you are living the lake life!

The Lake came into existence over 65 years ago through an undertaking known as the Great Osage River Project. The construction of the Bagnell Dam began on August 6, 1929, by Union Electric. In the midst of the Great Depression, some 4,600 employees labored day and night to build Bagnell Dam and what was, at that time, the largest man-made lake in the world, fed by the Osage, Glaize, and Niangua Rivers. It was opened to the public on May 30, 1931.

The Lake has recently evolved into the premier Midwest shopping and golfing destination. Here you will find a wide variety of shopping including boutiques, gift shops, antiques, and flea markets.  Golfing at the Lake of the Ozarks is top-notch!  Rippling Waters Resort is less than 3 miles from Lake Valley Golf and Country Club and Old Kinderhook.  We are excited about the quality golf courses making the Lake the Midwest's premier golf destination. Excellent facilities provide over 180 holes of championship golf courses carved into the rolling terrain, with water and elevations that will challenge any game--from duffer to pro. You simply can't find these Ozark hills just anywhere and the views are sensational.

As with any vacation area, the Lake offers something for all ages. On land, the play includes Big Surf Water Park with a variety of wet fun for the whole family. Other recreational activities encompass amusement parks, miniature golf, go-karts, helicopter and seaplane rides, excursion boat rides, boat races, horseback riding, bowling, festivals, fireworks, tours of local caves, and an educational tour of Bagnell Dam. There are four major commercial caves here, in the heart of the Cave State with many more unchartered. We also have several country music shows which guarantee toe-tappin' fun and entertainment. You certainly want to visit the Bagnell Dam Strip with its many arcades and visit the scenic State Park Ha Ha Tonka.

And we're not just a summer place, anymore. The Lake has year-round festivals and activities. Spending time at the Lake in the fall is a wonderful way to hold winter at bay just a little bit longer...the rolling hills are covered with brilliant color. October and November hold the wonderful fall foliage until we light it up with over a million Christmas bulbs for the holidays, creating a festive atmosphere for the holiday concerts, children's activities, dining, dancing, and celebrations for the New Year. In the quiet, renewing January and February months, the Lake seems to rest and the stillness is soothing...a romantic getaway...the warmth of a cozy fire...candlelit dinners.

It isn't long before spring blooms lace our forests with Dogwood and Redwood, the Lake takes on an extra sparkle and the countryside sends a special invitation to our friends to share a sunset over our waters: picnics, caving, walks in the woods, or horseback riding, trails trimmed with new wildflowers, golfing on fresh greens, crisp morning fishing, spring festivals, and shows, shopping for a warm-weather wardrobe--a chance to step out of winter and the city before the summer season begins...all over again.

We hope you make the choice and take a dive into our Lake. We hope to serve you as you vacation at the Lake.