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Last Blast of Summer! Visit Bridal Cave Labor Day Weekend!

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Labor Day Weekend is quickly approaching and it's considered the "unofficial" blast of summer! If you get the chance while you're down, we hope you'll join us at our scenic attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks over the long holiday weekend. While you're here, check out some things you can enjoy at our family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Boat to Bridal Cave The top activity of the weekend is, of course, going to be boating but did you know that Bridal Cave can be reached by water? You can reach our lakefront attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks at the 10.5 MM of the Big Niangua Arm of the Lake. Dock your boat at our dock and come on up for some family fun! You can enjoy feeding the fish, take a cave tour, and enjoy your lunch at our lakeside pavilion!


Last Lantern Tour  If you've yet to go on one of our lantern tours, Labor Day Weekend will be your last chance before next summer! This is your opportunity to explore Bridal Cave just like the first …

The 31st Annual Shootout is Almost Here!

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The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is almost here! For 31 years the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout has been one of the most anticipated annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks bringing the largest unsanctioned boat race in the US with boats toping over 200 mph! In addition to the big race, there are a lot of fun activities to participate in and it starts right here at Bridal Cave! This year, Bridal Cave will host the Mini Shootout Meet and Greet on Friday, August 16th! Read on to get all the details for the 2019 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout!


It All Starts at Bridal Cave!  On Friday, August 16th from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Bridal Cave will host the Mini Shootout Meet & Greet! This is your opportunity to not only meet the drivers of the fastest remote control and also participate in the fun activities we have in store! There will be live music, food trucks, and cave tours! 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019 6:00 p.m. - Mini Shootout Meet and Greet Location at Bridal Cave, Friday from 5 to 8, registratio…

The Mini Shootout Meet and Greet at Bridal Cave is Almost Here!

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Have you heard? Bridal Cave is hosting the Mini Shootout Meet & Greet at our natural attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks! The Meet and Greet will take place on Friday, August 16th from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. This is your opportunity to not only meet the drivers but also participate in the fun activities we have in store! Read on to learn more about the Mini Shootout Meet and Greet at Bridal Cave!


Mini Shootout Meet and Greet  Friday, August 16th, 2019  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park
525 Bridal Cave Rd Camdenton, Mo 65020  Meet the Drivers! The night before the big race, you'll have the chance to meet the drivers and see the remote control boats up close and personal! If you've never had the opportunity to see what these remote control boats look like, you're in for a treat. They certainly aren't your average remote control boats - they can go over 100mph and they look like miniature versions of real speedboats! Plus, you'll get to interact…

Make Summer Memories Before School Starts!

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It's officially August which means the kids will be back in school shortly! Do something fun AND educational that will make memories for a lifetime and visit our family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks! We have plenty of things to do in the park to keep you busy and the kids will love getting to do something fun before they head back to school! Don't worry though, we won't tell them that it's educational too. Read on to find out what we have in store for you during your visit!


Take a Hike  As a part of Thunder Mountain Park, we have a 1/2 mile nature trail. Wind through the gorgeous scenery and make a stop at our outdoor classroom, see beautiful limestone shelves, and enjoy the beauty of the Northern slopes of Thunder Mountain Park. You should be able to catch a few cooler days in August which is perfect for taking a hike on the nature trail. There is no charge to hike the trail so you have no reason not to go!


Check Out Our Rock Shop  We have one of the largest ro…

Mini Shootout Meet & Greet at Bridal Cave!

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The fastest remote control boats on the water are coming to the Mini Shootout at the Lake of the Ozarks and the event starts with the driver's meet and greet on Friday, August 16th from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm right here at Bridal Cave! We are super excited to be sponsoring the 2019 Mini Shootout meet & greet at our natural attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks and it's going to be a lot of fun! Read on to learn more about the Mini Shootout Meet and Greet happening at Bridal Cave!

Photo Credit: www.LakeoftheOzarksShootout.com
Meet the Drivers! The night before the big race, you'll have the chance to meet the drivers and see the remote control boats up close and personal! If you've never had the opportunity to see what these remote control boats look like, you're in for a treat. They certainly aren't your average remote control boats - they can go over 100mph and they look like miniature versions of real speedboats! Plus, you'll get to interact with the drivers…

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…

June 6th is National Caves and Karst Day!

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One of our favorite holidays at Bridal Cave is coming up very soon - National Caves and Karst Day! June 6th, 2019  is an entire day dedicated to raising awareness of the crucial roles both caves and karsts play in our lives and encourage people to get out and visit a cave! See what the National Caves Association has to say about National Caves and Karsts Day below in a press release that they published!



The National Caves Association, which represents 90 show caves in the United States, Bermuda and Barbados has declared June 6 as National Caves and Karst Day to increase awareness of the roles both play in our lives and the environment. This year, 2019, marks the third year for this special event.
According to www.CavesLive.org, which is sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and Prince William Network, caves, and karst make landscapes diverse, fascinating and rich in resources, including the largest springs and most productive groundwater on Earth and 175 different minerals, a few of wh…