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Christmas Around the Lake of the Ozarks! πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸ¦Œ

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December is here and the Christmas spirit is in the air! From Christmas shopping at local retailers and shops around the Lake Area, to participating in the many local events there is plenty to keep your spirits bright at the Lake of the Ozarks! Read on to find out all of the happenings for Christmas around the Lake of the Ozarks!  Christmas Village at Old Kinderhook  November 27th - December 27th The Lake of the Ozarks' only Christmas Village is at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton, Mo. Every weekend (Friday-Sunday) experience s'mores around the campfire, gingerbread house making, horse-drawn carriage rides, elf storytelling, Santa visits, and more. Versailles Unity Circle Of Lights Nov 26, 2020 - Jan 01, 2021 Versailles City Park The city of Versailles will light up its city park for the Unity Circle of Lights from Nov. 26 - Jan. 1. The holiday light park is named after the "Unity Circle," a monument erected at the park entrance to show cooperation among various entities i

Host Your Holiday Party at Our Thunder Mountain Park Event CenterπŸŽ„

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The holiday season is here and you may have held off on making some of your holiday plans in advance but the time is here to start getting those plans solidified. One of the most scenic caves in America is proud to be home to one of the best places to host a party at the Lake of the Ozarks , as well! Our Thunder Mountain Park Event Center is the ideal place for an upcoming holiday gathering. Whether it's for an organization or a personal party with friends or family, you're sure to love this spot. Did we mention the amazing view of the Lake of the Ozarks you and your guests can soak in while inside the event center?! About Our Event Center: Thunder Mountain Park Event Center is an intimate mountaintop venue located on one of the highest points of Camden County with a million dollar view of the Lake of the Ozarks and the surrounding Ozark Mountains. This newly remodeled facility is available for any group occasion but is ideal for: Weddings Receptions Family Reunions Corporate

Walk Off Those Turkey Calories the Friday After Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving is almost here! Thanksgiving is time to gather with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks. Our attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks will be closed on Thanksgiving day to allow our staff to enjoy the day with family but we will be open all weekend and every other day from 9am - 4pm! A tour through Bridal Cave is the perfect family activity to get out of the house and walk off some of those Thanksgiving calories! Read on to find out what we have in store at Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park.  Gorgeous Views, Inside and Out You never know what the weather is going to bring our way in this area, so there's an excellent chance that the temperatures will be favorable for a nice walk along the trails of Thunder Mountain Park. We've also got a breathtaking view of the Lake of the Ozarks here, with a couple of amazing scenic overlooks.  Once you step inside  America's most scenic cave tour , it doesn't matter what the weather is like outside, because

Gift an Experience this Year AND Help Local Small Businesses!

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 Christmas is well on its way and it's time to start knocking out your holiday shopping! Trying to decide what to get everyone can be a challenge but Bridal Cave is here to help make it easy! Why not gift experiences this year! An experience is a great gift and the receiver will love getting to cash in on some fun later in the year. This year especially has been tough on small businesses at the Lake, particularly attractions that had to close their doors due to health concerns. Gifting an experience this year is not only a great gift idea but a way to support your local community! Read on to get a few ideas from our Lake of the Ozarks attraction !  Jolly Mon Indoor Water Park Tickets to the indoor waterpark located at Margaritaville Lake Resort is something that could be used at any time of year! Enjoy fun and excitement at Jolly Mon Indoor Water Park, featuring 600 feet of water slides, an activity pool, an over-sized whirlpool, and a lazy river for tubing, and floating. The high

Gift an Experience this Year AND Help Local Small Businesses!

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 "Tis the season for Christmas shopping! Sometimes crossing off your Christmas list can be a challenge when you are trying to find the perfect gift for everyone. Something you or may not have thought about is giving an experience versus purchasing material gifts. Shopping local for your Christmas this year is a great way to boost your local economy and help out the many Lake Area attractions that fell short this year due to the late start to their season from Covid-19. Read on to get a few ideas for gifting an experience this year!  Lake West Cinemas  Lake West Cinemas is a family-owned business on the West Side of the Lake that offers fantastic service and family fun. Their business was forced to be closed down for longer than most businesses and they need our help to remain open! They are offering special VIP passes through November - 5 Admissions for just $20.  Movie passes make great stocking stuffers of white elephant gifts. Head to Lake West Cinemas to purchase your tickets

Gift an Experience this Year AND Help Local Small Businesses!

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The holidays are right around the corner and it's never too early to start your holiday shopping! 2020 has been a hard year for many businesses with COVID-19. The Lake Area, especially attractions, got a late start to their season. Shopping local for your Christmas gifts this year is a great way to help those businesses who fell short this year due to businesses being closed and less traffic to attractions. Gifting an experience will give the receiver something to look forward to and you can play a part in helping small businesses at the Lake! Read on to get a few ideas for gift ideas!    Day Pass to Big Surf Waterpark  Purchasing a day pass to Big Surf Waterpark is the perfect stock stuffer for kids or other family members.  Big Surf Waterpark  has a ton of thrilling rides and relaxing attractions for surfers of all ages to enjoy. Looking for a gift to really "WOW" the kids this year? Purchase them a season pass to enjoy all Summer long!  Concert Tickets to Ozarks Amphit

Bridal Cave is OPEN All-Year for Warm Winter Fun!

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While lots of lake area businesses are closing down for the season Bridal Cave is gearing up for some WARM WINTER FUN! The cave is always a comfortable 60 degrees but during the winter months, it's especially cozy compared to the outside temps. And we will be here all winter as we are open 362 days per year. Just closing down for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Read on to find out what is in store for you at Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park !  Spend an Hour Underground You can take a guided tour through the cave any day of the week which lasts approximately one hour. Tours are conducted over concrete pathways through the Cave’s cozy 60-degree environment. Park interpreters will lead you and your family through room after room of incredible mineral deposits. Giant columns, delicate soda straws, and massive draperies abound throughout the cave. Millions of years of struggle between water and rock have created this cavern with more onyx formations than any

Missouri Department of Conservation Predicts Peak Fall Colors at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Fall is an absolutely gorgeous time of year to visit the Lake of the Ozarks! The weather is beautiful and the Ozarks region boasts many trees, shrubs, and vine varieties making our fall colors phenomenal. In fact, USA Today named Lake of the Ozarks one of the best destinations for leaf-peeping by boat! Read on to learn more about when the leaves will peak and the best ways to enjoy the gorgeous scenery around the Lake of the Ozarks!  Photo Credit: Funlake.com  Missouri Department of Conservation Resource  The Missouri Department of Conservation has a handy guide on their website that gives lots of great information for when the leaves will peak throughout the state. They predict that the Lake of the Ozarks is at it's peak or getting very close!  From the Department of Conservation "Now is a great time to explore nature in central Missouri. The weather is beautiful, and most of the tree species are at or near peak color. Oaks are the exception; they remain green the longest. So

Hey students, your ticket to extra credit in class! πŸ‘

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With many kids in our local area transition to online learning, parents are looking for ways to get the kids out of the house and away from the computer screen. Did you know Bridal Cave is not only a fun experience for the entire family, but it's also educational! There is a lot to learn when you experience an underground ecosystem and we have been getting lots of student visitors throughout the week. Read on to find out how some students are even getting extra credit to visit our educational attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks.   Visit the Cave - Recieve Extra Credit!  We are seeing lots of kids through the week now that a lot of them are attending classes virtually. One thing we get asked about is something they can take back to their teacher to get extra credit for visiting the cave. We suggest they just use their ticket stub or the souvenir photo we take of every family. Some students are getting extra credit for history, geology, and biology. And some are getting extra cre

Fall Festivals at the Lake of the Ozarks you Can't Miss!

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We are sad to say that we will not be holding our annual Fall Festival this year but don't worry, there are still plenty of places around the Lake Area to get your Fall Festival fix! From area pumpkin patches to fall festivals, the Lake Area has plenty to keep you busy this fall! Read on to get the details for all of the area fall happening! Pumpkin Patches  You can't go through fall without enjoying a day at a pumpkin patch! There are several spectacular ones in our area.  MECCA Pumpkin Patch 425 Delmar  Roach, MO 65787 Open Saturday's & Sunday's in October  www.meccafarm.com Directions: Hwy 54 West of Camdenton to Delmar on the right-hand side of the road just past Davis Baskets. It is easy to find and right off the highway MECCA Pumpkin Patch has plenty to keep you busy from a big slide, corn cannon, obstacle course, face painting, petting zoo, make and take scarecrows, hayrides, corn crib, maize walk, concessions, and more!    Still Waters Farm Pumpkin Patch 28

Fall Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks! πŸ‚

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Summer may be over, but doesn't mean the fun is over! As the weather begins to cool off, it's a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors. The Lake of the Ozarks still has plenty to keep you busy and we were even voted in USA Today as of the best leaf-peeping destinations in the US! Read on to find out what fun fall activities the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer!  Oscar Mayer Weinermobile at Bridal Cave!  Visit us at Bridal Cave on Sunday, September 27th, from 11am - 3pm and get your picture with the famous Weinermobile! Jacob's Cave Fall Swapping Days  October 1st - 4th, 2020 23114 Hwy TT Versailles, MO  Missouri's largest swap meet featuring antiques, guns, fishing tackle, crafts, small animals, fowl, flea market items, etc. Offshore at the Ozarks Powerboat Racing  October 2nd - 3rd  Camden on the Lake Resort  2359 Bittersweet Rd  Presented by Performance Boat Center, Offshore at the Ozarks - a SuperStock & SuperCat powerboat racing event! For race times and detail

Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest is Here! 🏍️

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 The 14th annual Bikefest is here! We welcome all bikers to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks and we couldn't be more excited to have you! This year, the 14th Annual Bikefest will take place  September 16-20th, 2020. Thousands of Biker Enthusiasts from all across the United States will be cruising the Lake of the Ozarks for some of the most scenic rides! Whether you are local or you are just coming into town, read on to get all the details for 2020 Bike Fest Lake of the Ozarks!  Live Entertainment!  There will be some great live entertainment throughout the entire BikeFest weekend! Check out the Live entertainment lineup below.  Thursday: Sept 17, 2020 Friday: Sept 18, 2020 Saturday: Sept 19, 2020 Sunday: Sept 20, 2020 Passport Stops! Participating in the Bikefest Passport program is one of the best ways to ride around the Lake of the Ozarks! Not to mention you have the chance to win a brand new 2019 Harley-Davidson FLH Road Kind Police Motorcycle! 1. Participants are required to re

Lake of the Ozarks Air Show THIS WEEKEND! ✈

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 We are gearing up for an exciting weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! The Lake of the Ozarks is happening this weekend! Exciting air show performers, historical aircraft, and entertainment await you at the Lake of the Ozarks Air Show! This years event, themed “Operation Welcome Home”, is a salute to our Vietnam Veterans, 45 years after the end of the Vietnam War. The event will feature the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) . Read on to get all the details for the Lake of the Ozarks Air Show!  Lake of the Ozarks Air Show  Saturday, September 12, 2020, 8:00 am-3:30 pm LOCATION Camdenton Memorial-Lake Regional Airport PARKING COST $10 Per Vehicle. This applies to all vehicles on Saturday, September 12. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall can be viewed for free on Thursday (Sept 10), Friday (Sept 11) and Sunday (Sept 13). PARKING LOCATION Camdenton Memorial-Lake Regional Airport. Off-site shuttle bus parking will not be available this year. VI