Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It's the End of Season Rock Closeout Sale!

Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park's general manager, Steve Thompson, will soon be traveling to Orlando to check out the brand new rocks, gemstones, and minerals for us to sell next year. It's great for Steve because he is like a kid in a candy store sorting through all of those gorgeous varieties of rocks. It's great you too, because we need to make room for the new inventory, so many of our current selections are on sale!


The wonderful Lake of the Ozarks gift shop located at Bridal Cave has an incredible selection of the most unique and fascinating gemstones. Each year, Steve makes the trip to Orlando to meet with our importers. There, he hand selects only the best rocks from around the world to bring back to our gift shop for next season.



Our Closeout Sale Specials
Before we refill the gift shop with all of Steve's brand new finds, we are having a BIG closeout sale on many of our unique specimens. Supplies are limited, and once they're gone.. they are gone! We expect these to go quickly, so don't miss your chance to get the best prices of the year on these gorgeous rocks. Here are a few of the deals that you will find when you visit. 



  • 50% off Rare Black Amethyst - These were just recently discovered and are in very limited quantities. Once these are gone we will not be able to reorder more.
  • 75% off Moroccan Jumbo Dyed Geodes with stands
  • 25% off Grade A Brazilian Amethyst Cathedrals - This bunch contains some of the nicest we have ever seen... especially at this price!
  • 50% off assorted Agate Bookends


Expect to see even more items in the gift shop at our scenic Lake of the Ozarks attraction going on sale soon. The timing is perfect for you early Christmas shoppers (only 80+ days away!), anyone wanting to change up their home decor with the new season, or someone that appreciates a gorgeous natural item at an amazing price. Stop by Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park soon. You can experience the natural beauty of this gorgeous fall season at the lake, then let us show you the incredible items waiting for you in our gift shop.   



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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Predict The New President With Our Annual "Underground Opinion Poll"

The presidential election is on almost everyone's minds right now. It's an important decision for the American people, and our Lake of the Ozarks scenic attraction is getting in on the action by holding our own opinion poll.



In 1960, former Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park manager Eddie Miller began what has now become a tradition for us. The "Underground Opinion Poll" is our unofficial way to predict the outcome of the Presidential election.

On each and every tour of Bridal cave, guests are asked to vote for the candidate of their choice by using their ticket stub as a ballot. One big difference with our poll is that there is no age limit. If the kids want to take part in this example of democracy, they are more than welcome to join in the fun.


1960 Underground Opinion Poll
We will tally the votes on three different occasions: September 30, October 15, and a final count will take place on November 1 before the real November 8 presidential election. While our numbers aren't the ones that will decide who will be the next president of the United States, there's a very good chance that our prediction will come true. 

Bridal Cave attracts people from all around the world, and due to the wide diversity of guests from all over the U.S.A., "The Underground Opinion Poll" has become a very accurate barometer of the Presidential election outcome. There have only been 2 elections where our poll did not predict the winner since we started this poll in 1960. In 1972, it even predicted the exact percentage of the popular vote! 

Fall is a beautiful time to visit Thunder Mountain Park, and Bridal Cave is always gorgeous and a comfortable 60 degrees, no matter what time of year it is. Stop in for a scenic cave tour and take part in our 2016 "Underground Opinion Poll." It's all in good fun, and it's a great way to introduce your kids to the voting process. 

**Update 11/1/16: The final results of this year's Underground Opinion Poll are in, and according to our visitors, the prediction is for Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States. He received 64 % of the votes to Hillary Clinton's 36%. We can't wait to see how the real election turns out. Don't forget to vote!  


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

It's Time for the 10th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest

We've got another annual event to talk about this week, and it's a big one! Not only in terms of attendance, but also because of the large area that it covers. The 10th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest is descending upon the lake area this week, September 15-18, 2016. There are tons of scenic Lake of the Ozarks attractions to get to by land, and the trip there is every bit as beautiful as the destination. 

photo from www.LakeBikefest.com 

Ride to Bridal Cave
Bridal Cave happens to be one of those spectacular destinations. It's a fantastic place to take a break during one of your bike rides on the Camdenton side of Bikefest. A trip through the cave will cool you off if it happens to be a hot day, and it will keep you dry if a few rain showers try to invade part of the weekend. Our covered lakeside pavilion is a perfect place to stop for a picnic, and Thunder Mountain Park has trails for you to stretch your legs on before getting back on the road. 

Bikefest Entertainment
Bikefest kicks off on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip on Thursday with their monthly Bike Night, but no matter where you are in the area, there is most likely something going on near you. This year's event is boasting over 200 bars & restaurants participating with specials, concerts, and more. You will also experience vendor villages, burn out pits, riding skills competition courses, sport bike stunt riders, and all kinds of thrilling things happening in various locations. You will find all of the details, along with addresses and hours for many events, at www.LakeBikefest.com

Motorcycle Auction
If you have been thinking about buying a new motorcycle, Surdyke Yamaha will be hosting a Big Bikefest Auction on Saturday in Osage Beach from noon-3 pm. Many pre-owned bikes from well-known brands will be up for auction. This family event is free to attend, and you can go as early as 9 am to get a peek at the bikes being offered. They will even be auctioning off some end-of-season boats and PWCs too. 

Win a Harley-Davidson!
Rather than buying a new motorcycle, how about winning one instead? Bikefest will feature a passport ride with 24 stops around the lake area. For a $20 donation, you will be given a passport to have stamped at each stop during the course of Bikefest. Once this is complete, head to the Official Passport Booth at Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson to turn it in for your chance to win a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street Bob Breakout Motorcycle. The contest rules and a list of stops can be found on the Lake Bikefest website.

photo from www.LakeBikefest.com 

Have lots of fun this weekend, and stay safe while cruising around the lake area. You will most likely be over our way at some point during Bikefest, so please make a point to stop at our Lake of the Ozarks scenic attraction and say hi. A visit to Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park is always a high point to any trip to the lake. 


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Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Lake of the Ozarks Air Show - Sept. 10, 2016

The Lake area is filled with fun events all through September, and this weekend is a big one. The Lake of the Ozarks Air Show will be thrilling crowds this Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport. Your friends at Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park have pulled together a few of the incredible details for you right here.  

photo from www.Funlake.com

Fun for the Whole Family
from www.lakeoftheozaksairshow.com

This free annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks will feature aerial displays, static displays, vendor booths, car vs. plane races, and more! Parking is also free at Camdenton High School, and there is a complimentary shuttle to take you to the show. If you prefer to park at the airport, it is $10 per vehicle. There will be some stands for seating, but everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit back and relax on for the day.  

A very popular event among the kids is the Ping Pong Ball drop, where an airplane drops hundreds of ping pong balls from the air, and children then race to gather as many as they can. Some of those balls are specially marked for big prizes. There is also a Kids' Zone available for $2 per child. There will be a breakfast from 7:30-9:30 am, an opening ceremony at 10 am, and non-stop fun until 3:30 pm. 

Delicious Food
No outside coolers, food, or beverages are allowed at the air show, but there will be lots of delicious food and refreshing treats available. A few of these tasty choices will include:

  • Knights of Columbus: fish bites, hot dogs, french fries, and fried apple pies
  • Mid-County Fire Protection District: hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chips
  • Celebrate Recovery (provided by Angela's Catering): chicken strips, BBQ chicken
  • Optimist Club: pulled pork & chips, candy bars, meat sticks
  • Iron Celtics Motorcycle Assoc.: steak sandwich, pork chop sandwich, brats, chips, caramel apple slices
  • Kiwanis Club: popcorn & nachos
  • Child Advocacy Council: ice cream bars
  • Ozark Coca Cola: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Pawerade (Blue), tea, & water

Air Show Acts
Non-stop, exciting entertainment is scheduled to take place all day long: a fire-breathing truck, race cars racing aerobatic planes, a twin-engine World War II Bomber, skydivers, flyovers, and more! You can see a fully detailed list of all of the performers at www.LakeOfTheOzarksAirShow.com, as well as a schedule for the entire day.

photos from www.lakeoftheozarksairshow.com 

Fall Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks
The lake area is both a beautiful and entertaining place to visit in the fall. The air show is just one of many wonderful things happening, and our Lake of the Ozarks family fun attraction is open all year long. Spend Saturday at the airport, then plan to spend Sunday at Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park enjoying this fantastic time of year. Have a great weekend! 


One of America's most scenic 
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