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Learn More About Caves with the Missouri Department of Conservation Virtual Exploration!

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Missouri is known as the Cave State with over 7,500 natural caves! There is a lot to learn about a cave's habitat and this coming Tuesday, you have the opportunity to learn from Missouri Naturalist, Shelly Colatskie. The Missouri Department of Conservation is putting together an Introduction to Cave's and Caving that can be attended virtually! Read on to learn more about this free event! Habitats: Introduction to Caves and Caving  Registration period: May 17 - June 14 Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:30 am - Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:30 pm Location: Online only Come and join us virtually as we discuss the caves and cave life of Missouri and why we need to protect this unique ecosystem. We will briefly go over caves and safety. There will be a brief break as the in-person crew caravans over to Cliff Cave at Cliff Cave County Park. We will then hop back on virtually and go through folks getting gear on, and entering the cave. This will be a hybrid event, with a limited 10 person in-

Make History at the Guinness World Records Attempt for the Largest Boat Parade!

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 The Lake of the Ozarks is attempting to make history this summer by attempting to break the Guinness World Records for the Largest Boat Parade! This fun parade is part of the Best Dam Birthday Bash celebrating Missouri's 200th birthday and Bagnell Dam's 9oth birthday! Want to help us attempt to break the Guinness World Record? Read on to get all the details from our Lake of the Ozarks attraction !  MHQ – Mortgage Headquarters presents the Lake of the Ozarks GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt for the Largest Boat Parade. MHQ will be the Grand Marshall of the parade leading the rest of the boats to try to beat the world record of 1180 boats. The Lake of the Ozarks is excited to attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest Boat Parade. The record is currently held in Malaysia with 1180 boats. Our goal is to not only bring this record to Missouri but to Lake of the Ozarks. We NEED your help to accomplish breaking this record! All boats must register to be able

Memorial Day Weekend Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

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 The unofficial start to summer starts this weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! Many folks will be traveling and enjoying the Lake of Ozarks this weekend. If you are heading to lake this weekend and you're seeking a lot of FAMILY FUN, Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park has all the details for a family fun weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks . Read on to find out how to make the most of your weekend!  Fireworks Around the Lake!  One of the best ways you can quick off summer is to enjoy some fireworks on the water. Multiple venues will be offering fireworks around the Lake of the Ozarks. Below is where you can find the best displays.  May 29, 2021 - May 30, 2021 MEMORIAL WEEKEND FIREWORKS DISPLAYS; May 29–30 Bear Bottom Resort (Sunrise Beach) May 29 & May 30; 9:45 pm View by Water at the 38MM 573-374-6905 • BearBottomResort.com Margaritaville Lake Resort (Osage Beach) May 30; Display Begins at Dusk View by Water at the 26MM 573-348-3131 • margaritavilleresortlakeoftheozarks.com

Make History with Us at the Best Dam Birthday Bash! 🎆🎂

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Have you heard? Missouri is turning 200 years old and we are gearing up for the biggest Missouri Birthday Party in history! This summer, not only is Missouri turning 200, but Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks is turning 90 years old. It's going to be an entire summer of celebrating but in August, the Lake Area is hosting the BEST Dam Birthday Bash at the Lake of the Ozarks! Read on to get all the details for the party of the year!  Birthday Celebrations Around the Lake!  The entire Lake of the Ozarks area will be celebrating with multiple events taking place from June 12th - August 14th. Check out what events are in store for Missouri's Birthday Celebration at the Lake of the Ozarks!  Best Dam Kids Photo Contest Presented By:  Studio T Images Presents Best Dam Kids Photo Contest Age Groups: Up to 11 yrs 12 yrs. to 14 yrs. 15 yrs. to 17 yrs. Categories: Landscape/Waterscape: yard, park, lake, river, stream. Insects/Wildlife: pets, or other interesting creatures. Family/People: 

The BEST Summer Yet with BEST Lake Attractions! ☀️😎

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We are gearing up for what is predicted to one of the biggest and BEST summers at the Lake of the Ozarks! With Memorial Day in just a couple of weeks and we are getting excited to welcome everyone back to the Lake of the Ozarks! If you are planning a trip this summer, make plans to visit the BEST Lake Attractions !  Big Surf Water Park  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: Zambezi Falls – Exhilarating four-story drop down the Lake’s largest halfpipe Challenger Flumes – Race and rush down duelling 300 feet water slides Lazy River – 600 feet has never felt like such a long, relaxing trip  Wave Pool – Our 375,000-gallon pool generates waves up to three feet tall The Rapids – Whirl and twirl your way down the white water rapids at Big Surf Space Bowl – Our Space Bowl drops you from a sweet, swift slide into a 30-ft wide bowl Splash

The BEST Place for Family Entertainment this Summer! ☀️

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If you are planning a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks this summer with your family, you have to put a trip to Bridal Cave on your bucket list! Bridal Cave recently named the BEST at the Lake for Family Entertainment in Lake Lifestyles Magazine! The Best of the Lake is the Official Community Choice Awards! Ready to start planning your Lake of the Ozarks Vacation ? Read on to find out what is instore for some family FUN below!  Panning For Gemstones  Kids (and adults!) LOVE panning for gemstones in our sluice. All you have to do is purchase a bag of sand inside the gift shop and take it outside to our sluice and pan for a variety of rough cut gemstones! The kids love finding treasures in the sand and the best part is this fun activity doubles as a souvenir! Depending on which bag you choose, you will go home with a variety of Emeralds, Fools Gold, Amethyst, Garnets, Sapphires, and more! Take a Hike  As a part of  Thunder Mountain Park , we have a 1/2 mile nature trail. Wind through the g

A FUN and Exciting Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks has Begun! Car Show & Harbor Hop!

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 The season is beginning to kick off at the Lake of the Ozarks! With two fantastic Lake Events kicking off, it's the unofficial start to summer here at the Lake! Two popular annual events will be taking place - The 33rd Annual Lake of the Ozarks Street Meet Nationals and the Spring Harbor Hop! If you are in town this weekend you'll want to check out these events. Read on to get all the details Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals  The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. The show celebrated its 30th year in 2018 with phenomenal weather, 1,000 participants and close to 10,000 spectators. Located in Central Missouri, we bring 30 years of show experience to the historic Bagnell Dam Strip at the Lake of the Ozarks. The strip is closed to normal traffic during show hours, so we only have show vehicles within the boundaries. This creates and absolutely electric atmosphere! Some say it's like being on t