The Spring Bridal Cave Experience
Why was it Named Bridal Cave?First, you may be wondering why it was named Bridal Cave. This vicinity was inhabited by the Osage Native Americans. The following incident is a legend that brought romance and tragedy to this section of the Ozarks and gave the names to many places as they are known today.
You can read the full story on our website. Long story short, according to the “legend of Conwee”, the son of an Osage chief who desired to marry the daughter of the chief of the opposing tribe. He is said to have kidnapped her for this reason.
Wasena, the daughter of the opposing tribe, ran swiftly toward a high cliff that towers two hundred feet above the Niangua River. When Conwee had her almost within his grasp, she reached the edge of the cliff and without even a backward glance sprang over the brink into the valley below, choosing death rather than life with one she did not love.
Learn more about the history of Bridal Cave and the Lake of the Ozarks during the best cave tour at the Lake of the Ozarks – Bridal Cave!
Journey down a path through the cave that ends with a crystal-clear underground lake! We are open from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., for tours of the vastly scenic cave.
Explore the ancient wedding chapel in the cave, or even get married here if you feel adventurous! You can book the chapel inside the cave to tie the knot or renew your vows!
We have several treasures for you to take home to remember your time here. Whether it is memories or treasures, you’ll be able to take home something special to remember your time here with your family and friends.
Panning for Gemstones at Thunder Mountain Park
Outside the cave, we offer an outdoor activity perfect for a spring outing! Panning for gemstones is the perfect way to find a souvenir after touring the cave. You may find some unique fossils and gems! Come see what you can find, it’ll be worth it!
Mark your calendar and come visit us soon! Whether it is an event or a spontaneous adventure, we would love to have you. These views will not disappoint and will be worth the drive! Please visit our website for directions or to book us for an event. We will see you soon for your next marvelous adventure!