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National Caves Association Convention Hosted at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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This week Bridal Cave had the pleasure of hosting the National Caves Association Convention right here at the Lake of the Ozarks! Our friends over at Old Kinderhook Resort helped us accommodate over one hundred cave owners and operations from all over the United States! Read on to learn all about the week we had and we can't thank all of the generous Lake Area business who displayed their incredible hospitably to our fellow caving friends!  You may have noticed several vehicles around the area this past week from caves from all across the United States! Cave Owners and Operators spent the week exploring the area and were able to visit many of the local attractions right here in the Cave State! This past week, they got the opportunity to experience the following outings. Bridal Cave  Stark Caverns  Jacobs Cave  Ozarks Amphitheater  Ballparks National  Margaritaville  Tropic Island Cruises Seminar on Social Media from MSW Interactive Designs  THANK YOU LAKE AREA BUSINESS!  We wanted

🥎 That 70's Tourney at Ballparks National Presented by Bridal Cave! 🥎

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Ballparks National opened last fall at the Lake of the Ozarks as a premium facility for youth baseball and softball! Featuring five all-turf fields, the complex opened in September 2020. BPN hosts week-long and weekend tournaments, with teams coming from across the country to compete at this new, state-of-the-art facility. Bridal Cave is a proud sponsor of one of their upcoming tournaments - That 70's Tourney! Read on to get the details and how to sign up!  That 70's Tourney Presented by Bridal Cave! THE INVASION OF THE 14U SOFTBALLERS! We have a GREAT GROUP OF 14U TEAMS coming here on Saturday, Oct 16th! Registration closing has been extended to the end of the day on Sunday, October 10. $300 - 3GG, REGISTER NOW! Here's who is coming: 1. Central Arkansas Bears 2. LOZ Horsepower (Tenacity) 3. LOZ Horsepower (Warriors) 4. Lunachix 07 5. Missouri Vengeance 6. Powerhouse 7. Regal Athletics 8. Sandlot Elite 9. Tenacity Fastpitch 10. Tri-Lakes United 07 11. Willard T

Visit Cave's Across Missouri - Part Two!

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Missouri is known as the Cave State with 18 show caves and over 6,950 wild caves. If you've been to Bridal Cave and you're looking for more caves to explore, you have plenty of options in Missouri alone! Read on to get Part 2 from our Visit Caves Across Missouri blog series!  Visit Caves Across Missouri Part 1! #9 Mark Twain Cave  Located in Hannibal, The Mark Twain Cave Complex boasts America’s Oldest and Newest Show Caves. Mark Twain Cave is Missouri’s first Show Cave. The cave was first shown in 1886 and is a Registered National Natural Landmark. Experienced guides will escort you on the 55-minute tour of Mark Twain Cave where the walkways are level and smooth, and there are no steps. Because of the natural state of our cave, it is not wheelchair accessible. As always, boys and girls can whitewash the fence just like Tom and his friends, Mark Twain Show (maybe you can ask him questions about Tom), New Lantern Tour which will take you off the regular tour path – begins Memori

Help Save Swinging Bridges

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The famous Brumley Swinging Bridge was closed down early in the year after an engineer deemed it unsafe. Although eligible for a historic landmark, the cost for repairs is higher than the county is willing to pay. Locals in the area have banned together to fundraise to help save the historic landmark and fix the bridge to once again allow traffic across. Read on to learn more about the bridge and how to get involved.  The Grand Auglaize Bridge was built in 1922, is 500 feet long, and it has a span of 414 feet. It is located over Grand Auglaize Creek on Swinging Bridges Road (Lake Road 42-18) southwest of Brumley. Closed to Traffic and Pedestrians in January  Engineer Bob Lynch says county officials contacted MoDOT on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 with a concern. He explained: “Basically, these cables go into a concrete block that’s buried in the ground, and when Miller County was cleaning up the vegetation around that area, that’s when they discovered some issues with that concrete anchorin

Pumkin Chunkin Palooza at Ozarks Amphitheater! 🎃

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 Fall is in the air which means fall activities around the Lake of the Ozarks are getting ready to kick-off! One of our favorite fall events happens at Ozarks Amphitheater! The Pumkin Chunkin Palooza will be happening on Saturday, September 25, 2021, and Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park want to make sure that you have all of the important information to attend this fun event. Read on to learn more!  Event Activities Pumkin’ Pie Eating Contest Food and Beverages Local Artisans Trebuchet Demonstrations Talent Contest Family Events Face Painting Petting Zoo Bounce Houses On-site Pumpkin Decorating Pirate and Magic Show EVENT SCHEDULE Gates open at 10 AM Trebuchet contest to start at 11AM-4PM – DOWNLOAD APPLICATION Trebuchet demonstrations will be held every hour on the hour. Pirate and Magic Shows in the kids area Lake Area Arts Council Sidewalk Art Contest and Exhibition Pie Eating Contest – Rules and Registration Contest will begin at 1:00 pm, Each contestant will be given three

Bridal Cave is Open All Year for Cave Tours!

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Another summer season is in the books as the season winds down after Labor Day weekend. Next up is fall, and although we don't get as many visitors, it's truly one of the most incredible times of year to visit our park! Gorgeous fall foliage and cooler weather make being outdoors enjoying nature even better! Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountian Park is open year-round for family fun!  It's Comfy in the Cave Even if it's a little chilly to be hanging around outside at the park, it's always a comfortable 60° inside  Missouri's most scenic cave tour , allowing you to get out of the house and into nature without freezing! Shimmy out of that heavy winter coat once you're inside the cave and feel like it's a nice, cool, fall day again. Instead of getting stir-crazy stuck inside the house, bring the family here to hang out with us over the holidays. We are open daily from 9 am - 5 pm with Bridal Cave tours leaving often. The only exception will be that we will be

Close Out Summer with a Bang! Labor Day Weekend Fun and Fireworks!

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Labor Day Weekend is here! It's the last blast of summer here at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate summer one last time, there will be fireworks all across the lake area! Read on to find out where to view the best fireworks over the weekend!  Labor Day Fireworks  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th 1) Bear Bottom Resort, Fireworks @ 9:45 p.m. Live Music by Nashville Fiddle Dickers, 7 - 11 p.m. View fireworks by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 MM. Parking is limited, so arrive early. Call for details: 573-374-6905 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th 1) Bear Bottom Resort, Fireworks 9:45 p.m. Live Music by The Nashville Fiddle Dickers, 7 - 11 p.m. View fireworks by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 MM. Parking is limited, so arrive early. Call for details: 573-374-6905 3) Margaritaville Lake Resort Fireworks, after dusk (About 8:30 p.m.) Viewing by land from Margaritaville property is for their resort guests only. View by water at the 26 MM.