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Recycle Your Christmas Tree and Give it to the Fish this Year!

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There is just something great about putting up a live Christmas tree in your home every year. If you are among the people who love to pick out the perfect tree to cut down and decorate, what do you plan to do with your tree after the holidays are over? You could have a bonfire if you don't live in a residential area, you could cut it up and throw it away, OR you could recycle your Christmas tree this year and give it to the fish at the Lake of the Ozarks! The last few years, your favorite attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks has taken action to not only help you get rid of your Christmas tree after the holidays but also help improve fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Why Should I Recycle My Christmas Tree? The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to cast a line and reel in some great fish! When it comes to angling success, having a habitat for the fish is important. Here at Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park, we take pride in giving back to nature and that's why we are an …

Christmas Break FUN at Lake of the Ozarks!

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Lake of the Ozarks which means the kiddos will be on their Christmas break very soon! Do you have any special plans for the kids for their break this year? Our scenic mid-Missouri cave tour is always an excellent cold-weather activity, but there are a few additional fun things going on around the lake area that are only offered during the holidays. Read on for a few fun suggestions from Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park.


Photo Credit: FunLake.com Christmas Light Display There are several area light displays happening around the area that would be fun for the whole family! Below is a list of the few light displays in the area.
Enchanted Village of Lights Nov 16, 2018 - Jan 01, 2019
Laurie Fairgrounds
Laurie Fairgrounds
269 Fairgrounds Drive
Laurie MO 65037
Phone: 573-374-8776

They claim to be one of the largest drive-through holiday light parks in mid-Missouri. It is free to drive through, but donations are welcome. They are o…

Enter Our Season Passes for the Family Christmas Tree Contest!

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It’s time to put up the Christmas trees and get into the holiday season. To get you all into the holiday spirit of giving, we are giving away Season Passes to our Lake of the Ozarks attraction for the entire family (residing at home) for the best decorated Christmas Tree! So if you haven't put up your tree yet, it's time to get out all of your collectible ornaments, hang the stockings, and cue the Christmas music! We want to see all of your beautifully decorated trees! Read on to find out how to enter our “Season Passes for the Family” Christmas Tree Contest at our Missouri Show Cave!


How to Enter  Please share this post and send us a photo of your masterpiece. You will automatically be entered into the drawing for the “Season Passes for the Family” Christmas Tree Contest. Entries will be accepted through December 20th at 4pm and the winner will be announced at 9am on the 21st. So get to decorating and share this post, post your decorated Christmas tree, and share the holiday …

Purchase Bridal Cave Season Passes for a Unique Christmas Gift

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Get your Bridal Cave Season Passes for a unique Christmas Gift or stocking stuffer. These season passes purchased anytime in December will be valid through December 31st, 2019. Season Passes are good for unlimited visits to Bridal Cave and include the popular Fall Festival in October. Season Passes are only $5 more than a onetime general admission ticket (P.S. ticket prices go up January 1st, 2019 so act quickly). Season Passes may be purchased at the Visitor Center or by phone at 573-346-2676. Give a truly unique gift this holiday season.


The Gift That Keeps On Giving!  A new trend in holiday gift giving is giving the gift of a memorable experience rather than material items. Sure, they won't get to use your gift as soon as they open it but when they take a trip through one of Missouri's best show cave adorned with incredible mineral deposits. giant columns, delicate soda straws, and massive draperies, they will thank you for such an incredible gift! 
The best part is becasue…

Indoor Family Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks

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We are already off to cold start at the Lake of the Ozarks and it's technically not even winter yet. Whether you are on vacation or you are a local looking for something fun to do in the area, there are still plenty of fun family attractions at the Lake of the Ozarks if you are already starting to get cabin fever. Today, our natural attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you the inside scoop on what to do at the Lake of the Ozarks during these colder months.


Minor Mike's Indoor Fun Center  If you are looking for quality family fun, Miner Mike's has a 50,000 sq ft facility that features exciting rides, challenging games simulator, and delicious food. If you've been to Miner Mike's before but you haven't check out their brand new indoor go-kart track you've got to go check it out! Minor Mike's is the perfect fun zone for children of all ages.


Jetz Trampoline Park  Indoor trampoline parks have been popping up in cities all across the United S…

What People are Saying About Bridal Cave!

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Our weekly blog typically features all of the wonderful things we have going on at our scenic attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks and why we think you should come and visit. This week, we'd like to put a special twist on the blog and share with you what our customers are saying about their experience at Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park. Of course, we think you should visit us frequently but don't just take our word for it that we are truly a site to see, see what our recent visitors are saying about their trip to Bridal Cave! 



I was one of the lucky winners of a family pass this August and today we had a most amazing tour of this beautiful cave! It has the most formations of any other cave I have visited! So worth a trip!!!!

~ Carolyn Herrell Gilby, Facebook Review
My Grandparents celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary recently and we had a fantastic time. Lindsey helped us organize my Aunt and Uncles to play their instruments inside the cave, Tiffany was our guide an…

Great Places For a Thanksgiving Day Feast at the Lake

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November is here, which means it's officially the holiday season! Thanksgiving is all about reflecting on what each of us are thankful for and a time to be with family and friends. Of course, we can't forget about all the delicious food! Although, all that delicious food isn't going to cook its self... Want a great Thanksgiving meal but don't want to have to cook? The Lake area has several options for getting a delicious Thanksgiving feast without all the work! You will, however, want to make your reservations as soon as possible becasue they will book up fast! Your favorite family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks has all the details on where to fest on Thanksgiving!


The Lodge of Four Seasons  The Lodge of Four seasons will be carving the roast baron of beef and laying out the sweet potato mash and pumpkin pie. Of course, they will have the traditional fixings as well, roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and much more! See their full menu here. To…

FREE Fall Decor & MORE! πŸŒΎπŸŽƒ

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Our second annual Fall Festival was a HUGE success! We want to say THANK YOU to everyone who came to enjoy the fall festivities, and everyone who helped make this spectacular event possible. The park was decorated phenomenally this year! With that being said, we have a ton of leftover decorations. Rather than them going to waste, we are giving these decorations away for FREE! Beginning Friday, November 2nd at 9am at Bridal Cave, we will be giving away all of the produce used in decorating the park.


Here Is What We Have  If you have a use for straw, mums, corn, corn stalks or pumpkins it will be available for FREE. Whether you are a farmer, you want your home to be perfectly decorated for November, or you want to make some delicious homemade pumpkin pie for the holidays, help us recycle these decorations! Below is what we have available:

Over 1,000 bales of straw that can be used for animal bedding, mulch or planting grassOver 1,500 pounds of corn for animal feed or deer huntingA few hu…

LAST Weekend for Our Fall Festival! 🍁

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We have been having a blast at our Thunder Mountain Fall Festival this year! If you haven't had the chance to join in on the fun fall activities at Bridal Cave, it's not too late! Our Fall Festival at the Lake of the Ozarks will be open on Saturday and Sunday but it will be your last chance until next year. Why not bring your whole family out for some Family Fun...As It Should Be!


Exciting Demonstrations and Live Music!  As part of our Fall Festival, we have some exciting demonstrations and live music in the park! From 12pm to 3pm the extremely talented Bluegrass Duo Jim & Darlene will be in the park playing bluegrass music. 
We will also have a demonstration on how to make sarsaparilla. Sarsaparilla is an old time root beer and surprisingly delicious! You'll get to see how it's made and even get a free sample to try!  Our Fall Festival Activities  For the price of admission to tour Bridal Cave, the activities for our fall festival are all included, which makes our…

BEST Weather This Weekend for Some Fall FUN!

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Our fall festival at the Lake of the Ozarks is off to a great start and if you haven't got the chance to check it out, this weekend is going to be the perfect weekend to bring the gang out to Bridal Cave! The weather forecast is looking perfect for some fall fun at our scenic attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks. In addition to the natural scenic beauty, the whole park is decorated with pumpkins, mums, straw bales and more! Coming to see the decorations alone is worth the trip.


Beautiful Scenery  Bridal Cave is known as one of Americas most scenic caverns. You will see room after room of incredible mineral deposits, giant columns, stalactites and stalagmites, massive draperies, and so much more all created over millions of years of formation. Take a tour of our cave at the Lake of the Ozarks and our fall festival activities are included with your cave admission which adds even more excitement to our family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Take a step outside, in Thunder Mount…

Origins of Sarsaparilla

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We have one weekend under our belt for our 2nd Annual Thunder Mountain Fall Festival and both our staff and guests had a great time enjoying all the fall activities in the park. If you missed us last weekend, no worries because our Fall Festival at the Lake of the Ozarks will take place every weekend in October, so you still have plenty of time to join in on the fun at our family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks. From pumpkin painting, caves tours, pedal tractor racing, and much much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Fall Festival. One of the popular stations at our Fall Festival is our sarsaparilla making tent! Not sure what sarsaparilla is? Continue reading to find out!


What is Sarsparilla?  During our Fall Festival, we show you what goes into making sarsparilla soda, which is much like an old fashion root beer. But what exactly is sarsparilla? Sarsparilla is a vine that grows in warmer clients in southern states in the US and Central & South America. The…

Our Fall Festival Opens THIS WEEKEND!

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It's finally here, our 2nd Annual Thunder Mountain Fall Festival at Bridal Cave! Our staff has worked hard the past few weeks to transform our family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks into the best decorated fall event at the Lake of the Ozarks. In addition to our normal cave tour, there will be so many fun activities to enjoy while you are here in the park. Our Fall Festival will take place every weekend in October so you will have plenty of opportunities this October to join in on the fun! Read on to find out what this spectacular event will entail this October!



This festival is the best decorated event at the Lake with Over 3,000 pumpkins, 1,000 bales of straw and hundreds and hundreds of fresh blooming Mums…all for sale at discount prices with a cave tour. Get your fall decorations and have Family Fun as it Should be.
Included In Paid Admission to the Bridal Cave Tour!  In addition to touring one of Americas most scenic caverns, every weekend in October you will get enjoy f…