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The Lake's BIGGEST Single Day Boating Event: AquaPalooza!

Summer is in full swing here at the Lake of the Ozarks! If you are planning to be in the Lake area for the weekend but you're not sure what to do, head out to Dog Days Bar & Grill at the 19 MM for their annual concert on the water at AquaPalooza! This all-day boating event will take place on Saturday, July 21st from 12 pm- 5pm and is a family-friendly event! Your favorite cave at the Lake of the Ozarks has all the details you need to know below!

Photo Credit:  Biggest Single Day Boating Event  If you love boating AND music, you will not want to miss this annual event! Thousands of people gather at this event by land and by water. Hundreds of boats will gather around to view the lakeside concert. Some have already reserved their slips at the docks but don't worry, if you don't have a boat slip reserved, boats will tie up throughout the cove. However, if you don't own a boat, no problem! There will be hundreds of folks coming by land to enjoy this conc…

Enjoy Bridal Cave All Year With a Season Pass!

Bridal Cave is one of America's most scenic caverns! When you walk through our Missouri Show Cave you will find that almost everywhere you look you will find gorgeous draperies, giant stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, and more! Our cave tours last about an hour and while you get to see a lot while exploring for an hour, sometimes it's hard to take all the beauty in! For that reason, we offer a season pass so that you can come back and see us all year as many times as you would like!

Perfect For Locals!  If you are a local in the area, a season pass to Bridal Cave will offer fun for the entire year! Great for rainy days, hot days, cold days, well, as a matter of fact, its good every day! If you are looking for a family activity at the Lake of the Ozarks, having a season pass gives you the freedom to take the gang to Bridal Cave several times a year! We promise, every time you go through our cave you will find something new and exciting! 
In addition to taking your family a…

Rave Reviews from Our GREAT Customers!

If you have yet to visit our family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks, you are missing out on one of Lake of the Ozarks best natural attractions! If you are vacationing to the Lake of the Ozarks be sure to put Bridal Cave on your list of MUST SEE attractions. Bridal Cave is the perfect activity for kids of all ages and adults to take a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the natural beauty of the Ozarks. From our one hour guided cave tour, gemstone mining, feeding the fish at our boat dock, natural trail, and rock shop, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Don't just take our word for it, check out what our GREAT customers have to say about their experience at Bridal Cave.

Our guide Anthony, goes by Blue, was perfect for this job! Blue entertained all ages, was very knowledgeable and was great at getting the group to engage in conversation. Great tour for all ages and our 2.5 year old walked the entire time. It was a great Memorial Weekend activity and perfect to es…

4th of July Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks!

It's hard to believe that it's almost the 4th of July! This year, the 4th of July Holiday is unique in the fact that it's on a Wednesday. This just means that it gives you that much more time to celebrate! If you plan on staying the entire week or for an extended weekend you defiantly won't be short of something to do. From firework displays, concerts, caves, and more the Lake of the Ozarks is the best place to celebrate the 4th of July! See what the Lake has planned for the holiday below!

See a Concert at Ozarks Amphitheater!  Ozarks Amphitheater is an open-air performance venue with more than 10,000 seats! Located in Camdenton, Mo if you haven't been to a concert at this venue you NEED to check it out this Summer! In fact, Jamey Johnson, Graig Campbell, and Stoney LaRue will play on Friday, July 6th at 7:00 pm. Go make memories at the best outdoor concert venue at the Lake of the Ozarks, perfect for the week of the 4th!

Old Kinderhook Fun Fest  If seeing a concer…


We recently celebrated our 70th year in business at our Missouri Show Cave this past April. To celebrate, we threw a great big employee reunion to thank all the wonderful employees that have helped shaped our Lake of the Ozarks attraction into the success it is today. We had a great night celebrating this accomplishment. In fact, we had so much fun celebrating it got us to thinking, why stop the celebration when we could continue celebrating all Summer long? To continue our celebration we thought it would only be fair to also thank our guests who have supported our family owned business over the past 70 years. So in honor of celebrating 70 years in business, Bridal Cave is going to give away 70 FREE Family Passes to Bridal Cave throughout the Summer! Entering is easy, just follow the steps below!

1) Submit Your Entry on Our Website  Visit our website HERE and submit your entry. By submitting your entry you will qualify for our FREE giveaway and you'll be among the first to receive…

Check Out Our Weather Station at Bridal Cave!

Whether you are a local in the area or planning a vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks soon, knowing what the weather outside is going to do plays a role in our day to day activities. If you currently have a weather app on your phone that predicts the weather for the lake area, the prediction source is typically at least an hour away. National weather networks can be reporting from much farther away. Your favorite natural attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks has a solution for a more accurate forecast! We have our very own weather station right here in the park!

Rainwise Weather Reporting Station  Our weather station is apart of the Wunderground Weather Network, which is a subsidiary of The Weather Channel. However, since the weather station is located right here at our attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks, it has the capabilities of predicting very precise forecasts. The Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park Weather Station uploads live data every four seconds. This information is used…

Bridal Cave Lantern Tours are Back for the Season!

Our lantern tours are officially back for the season and if you didn't get a chance to go last year, you will want to make sure to make it a top priority this year! Go back in time almost 150 years and explore Bridal Cave as the first explores lantern! This is our second year offering lantern tours at our family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks and we are excited to have this special tour back for the Summer season. Get all the details about our lanterns tours below!

About the Lantern Tour  This special 75 minute guided tour of Bridal Cave details the adventure of what cave exploring used to be before electric lights. Imagine the excitement of seeing this now famous cavern by hand-held lanterns. Your guide will give an in-depth history of Bridal Cave, Lake of the Ozarks and cave exploration over the centuries. Don’t miss one of the most exhilarating cave explorations in the Ozarks.
When are the Lantern Tours? Our lantern tour is only offered on Saturday evening at 7pm…

Lake Race 2018!

Lake Race is THIS weekend! You won't want to miss this event this year! This week-long event at the Lake of the Ozarks will be full of exciting powerboat racing and racing theme parties around the lake! The first event for Lake Race this year is on Thursday, May 31st and the Offical Race day is Saturday, June 2nd. This will be the ultimate race this Summer and you won't want to miss out! Even though the race is only one day, there will be other Lake Race Themed Events going on all week! Be sure to stick around the area and experience all the fun that goes along with Lake Race. Below are the schedule of events for Lake Race this year. 

Photo Credit: Schedule of Events  Thursday, 5/31/18; 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Lake Race Festival of Speed Location: Big Thunder Marine Showrooms in Lake Ozark
Kick off the Lake Race at Big Thunder Showroom with exhibits on fast cars, boats, motorcycles and more! Big Thunder Showroom is on Bagnell Dam Blvd. but all parking will be loc…

June 6th is National Caves and Karst Day

The National Caves Association is celebrating their second annual National Caves and Karst Day on June 6th. Members of the NCA created this day to raise awareness of the crucial roles both caves and karsts play in our lives and encourage people to get out and visit a cave this Summer! One of the best spots to learn all about caves is right here at the Lake of the Ozarks! Missouri is known as the "Cave State" with 22 show caves open to the public. The Lake of the Ozarks is the only area in the world where you can find four show caves within 30 minutes of each other. These caves include: Bridal Cave, Jacobs Cave in Gravois Mills, Ozark Caverns in Linn Creek, and the newly reopened Stark Cavern in Eldon. Even if you do not have the chance to see a Cave, it is the perfect day to take the time to sit down with your family and plan out a couple days this Summer to get out and see some of the best Missouri Show Caves! Learn more about National Caves and Karst Day below.

What is a K…

The Most Award-Winning Bridal Chapel in the Ozarks!

Bridal Cave's first modern-day wedding occurred almost 70 years ago! Since then, our unique wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks has joined over 3,600 couples in marriage. Our cave has a long history of weddings, starting with two Native Americans from Osage Indian Tribes a very long time ago. We have continued the wedding tradition inside our Lake of the Ozarks underground wedding chapel since our first wedding and have become the most award-winning Bridal Chapel in the Ozarks! In fact, we have received several awards from well-known news sources, take a look! 

Award Winning Bridal Chapel!  We are grateful for the success of our wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have had the honor of being a part of so many couples special day, and that is the reason we continue this tradition at Bridal Cave. We think our underground wedding chapel is pretty special, and so do a lot of other people. Check out the awards we have received:   Trip Advisor Top RatedRural Electric Missour…