Lake of the Ozarks Staycation -- Things to Do in Your Backyard!

How many times of you said, “We can go do that anytime as it is right here.” And then 30 years go by and you haven’t seen it. With travel uncertain, now more than ever is the time to explore your own backyard. The Lake of the Ozarks has so many incredible things to do and if you live here, why not take advantage of the area you live in! Even if you are a local, there may be places and attractions you've never heard of! Read on to get a full guide from your friends at Bridal Cave

Look For Things off the Beaten Path 

Camden County Museum
206 S Locust St, Linn Creek, MO 65052

Our museum is perfect for self guided tours. We also offer group tours by appointment. Historical journals and publications, genealogy services and vintage exhibits. Our exhibits include tools, clothing, furniture, firearms and Civil War memorabilia as well as the new addition of the Indian relics display.

Fire Tower in Camdenton
783 Thunder Mountain Rd, Camdenton, MO 65020

Camdenton Lookout, a 60' steel tower, was built in 1942 on a 40-acre site acquired the previous year by the Missouri Conservation Commission. The cab was overhauled in Fiscal Year 1970.

Shrine of St Mary Laurie
176 Marian Dr, Gravois Mills, MO 65037

The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church is a place of pilgrimage which exalts the Blessed Mother, calls all to pray and reflect and serves as a Catholic voice promoting motherhood and the integrity of family life.

Wilmore Lodge
1 Willmore Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049

A Visitors Center and a museum specialize in the history of Willmore Lodge, the Lake of the Ozarks area, and Bagnell Dam . The museum shows the area before the dam, building of the dam, how the dam works, and its wildlife.

Conservation Areas
Love to spend time in nature? Camden County has many great outdoor conservation areas to explore that are free to the public! Check out their website to learn more

Fun Things to Do

Lake Ozark Helicopters, Inc

2101 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Lake Ozarks Helicopters offers a variety of tours from Bagnell Dam, Lake Tours, and State Park Tours.

Big Surf
954 State Highway Y, Linn Creek, MO 65052

The Biggest, Fastest, Funnest, Safest, Cleanest, Number One-en-est Family Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO! For any age, for any amount of time, Big Surf has a variety of rides and attractions. 

Miner Mike’s

4515 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065

35,000-sq-ft family fun center with an interactive maze, rides & games, plus a snack bar. 

Celebration Cruises
1009 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Cruise the Lake on the Celebration Cruise! It's fun for the whole family.

Jolly Roger Pirate Cruises
28449 Polk Dr, Rocky Mount, MO 65072

Come aboard Calypso for a two hour cruise on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks to see the sunset and subsequent firework displays along the shoreline by local businesses and residents! 

Mini Golf  

Pirates Cove
5850 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065

Pirate-themed mini-golf chain with 18-hole, landscaped courses set among waterfalls & caves. 

Sugar Creek Mini Golf 

3001 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Outdoor miniature golf course with a rustic, Western-themed setup & lots of trees.

Lazer Tag - Lazer Force

5473 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065

Lazor tag is fun for all ages - even parents!

Stark Cavern
125 Cave Dr, Eldon, MO 65026

Located near Lake of the Ozarks, Stark Caverns takes you on a journey through the ages as you explore amazing geological formations, Native American artifacts, & ancient bear beds. See Moonshiner's Dam, the Wishing Well, and our own Grand Canyon.

Jacobs Cave
23114 Hwy Tt, Versailles, MO 65084

Jacob's Cave offers visitors a one mile long tour where you will see every type of cave formation, the world's largest geode, and much more! Jacob's Cave is handicap accessible which makes them a unique cave for some poeple that might not be able to enjoy a cave tour otherwise.


The Lake of the Ozarks is full of great wineries! Spend the day enjoying the beautiful area and visit all the wineries in the area. Head over to Lake of the Ozarks Wine Trail to get a full listing of the wineries in the area.

Concert at Ozarks Amphitheater
2629 North Business Route 5, Camdenton, MO 65020

The Ozarks Amphitheater has a great lineup of concerts this season! You won't want to miss going to a concert this summer at Ozarks Amphitheater

Tour Bridal Cave! 
We have many local guest that come in that say, "we've lived here for 20 years and we've never toured your cave!" If you had to cancel your summer vacation plans or if you're looking for fun activities, explore your backyard this summer season! Bridal Cave is open for tours daily from 9am - 5pm! We have lots of fun things in the park from our world famous cave tour, panning for gemstones, nature trail, feeding giant fish, and enjoying being in nature! We hope to see you soon at our Lake of the Ozarks attraction soon!

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