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Bridal Cave is Always a Refreshing 60-Degrees!

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It's no secret that it's HOT outside! We can sure tell that it's July in the Ozarks when we step outside into the heat and humidity! BUT do you know where you can't tell it's July from all the heat? Yep, you guessed it - inside Bridal Cave! Our cave is always a refreshing 60-degrees and the perfect Lake of the Ozarks attraction to have some family fun and cool off at the same time! Find out how to have some cool summer fun below!


Why Do Caves Remain the Same Temperature?  Before we get down to having some cool summer fun, have you ever wondered why caves remain the same temperate all year round? Bridal Cave isn't the only cave that stays the same temperature and today, we're going to tell you why.

Since caves are underground, they are not affected by the surface temperature. Bridal Cave remains a constant 60-degrees year-round but not every cave is the same temperature. In fact, a cave's temperature is dependant on the location. Generally, a cave's …

July is National Picnic Month - Celebrate at Bridal Cave!

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Did you know that July is National Picnic Month? Picnics are a great way to spend time outdoors this summer and since July is National Picnic Month, we can't think of a better time to pack a picnic and head over to our outdoor attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! Today, our family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks has some ideas on how to enjoy national picnic month when you visit Bridal Cave!


Enjoy a Picnic Lunch at Our Pavillion  Here at Thunder Mountain Park, we have a nice covered pavilion overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks for all of our guests to enjoy. Under our pavilion, you will find convenient picnic tables perfect for enjoying your lunch in the park! There is just something great about packing a picnic lunch to enjoy with your family in the great outdoors! Not to mention, you will get to enjoy a spectacular view of the lake during your lunch!
What to Pack  If it's been a while since you've packed a picnic, you may not know wh…

How to Beat the Heat this Summer at Lake of the Ozarks

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July is officially in full swing, and the outdoors are heating up! You want to be careful not to overheat and that's why today, our family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks has some tips for beating the heat this Summer! We may not be able to control the weather but we can do a few things to beat the heat this summer!



During periods of high temperatures, it's important to always drink plenty of fluids. You don't want to get dehydrated and drinking plenty of fluids can help keep you cool. Being out in the sun is a lot of fun but it's important to take a break to cool off every once in a while. Use a fan or go into the air conditioning for a while to cool off. Once you've taken some time to cool off you can head back out and enjoy some more fun in the sun! If you're looking for some FUN ways to beat the heat this summer, our natural attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few more ideas for beating the heat this summer at the Lake of the Ozarks, check it ou…

Cool off at Bridal Cave by Day and Watch Fireworks at Night this 4th of July!

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4th of July is one of the most fun celebrations of the summer here at the Lake of the Ozarks! There are so many fun ways to enjoy the area with your family and friends. July is known for being pretty hot out and you'll likely need to take a break and cool off. Our family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks is always a cool and comfortable 60 degrees. When you get too hot and you need a break from the outdoors, come down to the #1 attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks, Bridal Cave!


Take a Tour of Bridal Cave  Start your holiday vacation out with America's most scenic cave tour. Bridal Cave is always a pleasant 60° inside, and the natural beauty that has formed over the years will simply take your breath away. Our knowledgeable tour guides will tell you all about the cave, both present-time and in its intriguing past. It's not only fun, but it's also educational! See a Fireworks Display  4th of July simply isn't complete without celebrating with fireworks. Instead of…

A Guide for Your Lake of the Ozarks Vacation! - Top Things to Do!

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Are you planning a summer vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks this year? If you are, you are probably wondering what activities you should fill your trip with and today, our family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks has a handy list of the top things to do at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you're not planning a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks, we hope that this list will inspire you to pay the Lake Area a visit very soon!

Photo Credit - Funlake.com Activities  Ha Ha Tonka State Park  Ha Ha Tonka State Park has more than 15 miles of hiking trails, old historic castle ruins, gorgeous views of the Lake of the Ozarks - these are just a few of the things that draw visitors to this park.
Grandma's Candy Kitchen  You can't come to Lake of the Ozarks without stopping into Grandma's Candy Kitchen on the Bagnell Dam Strip! They have a delicious variety of homemade chocolates, award-winning fudge, and it's all made right in front of you!
Bagnell Dam Strip  While you're getting…

Soak Up the Sun at Big Surf Waterpark

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As a popular attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know it's fun to visit more than just Bridal Cave when you visit the area. One of our attraction friends -- Big Surf Waterpark is a great place to soak up the sun this summer. After you've gotten enough sun or the weather doesn't cooperate with your waterpark day, stop by our Lake of the Ozarks cave for a tour!


About Big Surf Waterpark: The only outdoor waterpark in the area, Big Surf Waterpark is a hot spot for summer fun! Kids and adults of all ages can take advantage of the thrilling rides, relaxing features, and kid-friendly games available at the waterpark. Soak up the sun all summer long at this Lake of the Ozarks waterpark!
Big Surf Rides:Zambezi Falls
An exhilarating three-story drop down the Lake’s Largest Half Pipe full of rushing water. Cross your feet, put your chin to your chest, hold tight, and scream – LOUDLY!

Challenger Flumes
Race and rush down dueling 300 feet water slides into a waiting 3-foot-deep cat…

About the National Caves Association

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Bridal Cave is a proud member of the National Caves Association. This organization promotes show caves across the country and our very own Steve Thompson takes an active leadership role in the association. It's an organization near and dear to us -- no wonder we're featuring the NCA in our latest blog! Check out the details about this fantastic association below.


About the National Caves Association: The National Caves Association is a non-profit trade association that was founded in 1965 by a group of private show cave owners. Since then, the association has become more of an industry organization. It's a place where friends and colleagues come together to share information and ideas about the cave industry. The group truly comes together to support other show caves across the country. Over 80 show caves are now members across the United States, Bermuda, and Barbados. The association offers a number of educational experiences for cave owners and the public, as well.

The N…