Did Your Venue Cancel Your Wedding? 😭 Reschedule at One of Our Gorgeous Venues!

With the recent health concerns over the last few months, many engaged couples have had to cancel and reschedule their weddings. It's possible that your wedding venue doesn't have a clear idea when they plan to reopen and start accepting new dates. If you're looking for a new wedding venue because of this, Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park have three wedding venues at the Lake of the Ozarks with plenty of availability! We want to help make your special day come true -- read on to learn about our wedding venues.

Photo Credit: Lindsey Webster Photography  Award-Winning Bridal Chapel inside Bridal Cave  Right inside our cavern at the Lake of the Ozarks is a beautiful stalactite adorned Bridal Chapel that can accommodate up to 50 guests (standing room only). Selected by Glamour Magazine as on the top 10 unique Wedding Venues in America, you will be surrounded by mother nature's beauty as you say your "I do's." Bridal Cave is a constant 60 degrees, so no ma…

Have an Adventure at Bridal Cave Memorial Day Weekend!

It’s a big holiday weekend - Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial kickoff to summer. We are excited to be open and giving tours of our Lake of the Ozarks Cave after being closed for an extended period of time with the recent health concerns. When you visit the park, you can rest assured that we are taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. Head over to to see what we are doing! Read on to find out what exciting things are in store at our natural attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks and in the Lake Area.

Start Your Weekend With an Adventure at Bridal Cave! Start your holiday vacation out with America's most scenic cave tourBridal 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!
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📢 Bridal Cave is Open! ❤️ COVID-19 Guidelines

We can’t begin to tell you how exited our staff and our company is to be opening up for the season! We are ready to kick off a fantastic summer season here at the Lake of the Ozarks and cannot wait to see more visitors in the park again. The reopening of our natural attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks does come with a few guidelines to ensure both the safety of guests and staff at Bridal Cave. Read on to find out how we are taking action to exceed the guidelines of the CDC.

A  Few Words From Our General Manager, Steve Thompson “Hi, this is Steve Thompson from Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park. I cannot tell you how happy my staff and I are to announce the reopening of the lake's premiere natural attraction! From cave tour to nature trails and rock shops to weddings - the park is open for business. We just wanted you to rest assured we are meeting and exceeding all the CDC guidelines for the safety of our guests. When you are ready to get back to nature, we'll be ready to …

Bridal Cave is Honored to be on the Cover of the 2020 Official Missouri Travel Guide

Now that Spring is on the horizon we are gearing up and getting excited about travel season kicking off. If you're looking for fun things to do in Missouri, The Missouri Travel Guide has a plethora of information for everything you need to know about traveling in Missouri. This year, our Lake of the Ozarks attraction is honored to be selected as the cover photo for the 2020 Official Missouri Travel Guide! Read on to learn more about the Missouri Travel Guide and read the official press release!


Steve Thompson General Manager of Bridal Cave states “We were pleasantly surprised to hear the announcement that Bridal Cave was selected to not only be on the front, but also the back, of the first ever wrap around cover for the statewide travel guide. In addition, to the best of our knowledge, no other Missouri Cave has been featured on the cover of this publication.”

For years, Missouri has been unofficially nicknamed as “The Cave State” with ove…

Spring is Officially Here at Thunder Mountain Park

It may be a few more weeks until spring actually gets here but spring has sprung here at Thunder Mountain Park! The weather is warming up and we opened up our sluice for the season! Bridal Cave has offered visitors the chance to pan for gemstones from bags of sand (plus a lot more) into our sluice for many years! The beautiful gemstone treasures that are found make excellent trip souvenirs.

What is a sluice? Just in case you aren't familiar with what we are talking about, here is an explanation. A sluice is a water channel that is controlled at the head by a gate. When the gate is lifted, water flows from a tower through the sluice. Guests are invited to dump a sluice bag full of sand (and more) into the channel of clear, pristine water and pan for the gemstones which are hidden within the sand.
Sluice Bags  Guests can enjoy finding unique gemstones to take home from panning in our sluice. We offer a variety of bags to choose from with different price points and treasures th…

Calling All Teachers - Bridal Cave Makes a Fun and Educational Field Trip!

Our outdoor attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks is the top destination for field trips at the Lake of the Ozarks. Thousands of school children visit our cave in the spring for both a fun and educational adventure. Missouri is known as the “Cave State” and if you’ve incorporated geology into your science lessons, a trip through Bridal Cave is the perfect hands-on learning opportunity. Read on to learn more about taking a field trip to Bridal Cave!

A Trip Through Bridal Cave  A trip through Bridal Cave is a field trip they will never forget! We have many groups that just tour Bridal Cave, but our most popular field trip is our Discovery Tour which includes a tour through Bridal Cave, a trip through another natural cave on property, and outdoor classrooms. Read on to get the full details for our Discovery Tour!

The Discovery Tour… An Adventure in LearningA Two Hour Educational Program
Part One – Outdoor Classrooms Your program will begin with a one-half-mile walk through the Northern s…

New Rocks and Minerals at Bridal Cave!!

This is one of our favorite times of year because we get new merchandise for our rock shop! We have the largest rock and mineral shop at the Lake of the Ozarks and we love it when new shipments come in. We've been unboxing a lot of new rocks, minerals, and gemstone here at Thunder Mountain Park and we're so excited about it that we couldn't wait to share them with you! Read on to find out what new things we're bringing to the Rock Shop!

Amethyst A semiprecious stone that can credit its beautiful color to irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements. Its name's origin might surprise you- it comes from the Ancient Greek: a ("not) and methystos ("intoxicated") Greeks used to make drinking vessels adorned with this stone believing that it would keep them from becoming intoxicated. Amethyst is also believed to bring about: serenity, peace, courage, happiness, pain relief, enhanced psychic abilities, and much more. The Amethyst Ch…