Showing posts from July, 2017

Spend a Day on the Quiet Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks - the Niangua

The Lake of the Ozarks is a gigantic body of water filled with beautiful things to see and exciting things to do. During the summer season, the lake sees a lot of traffic, mainly focused in the main channel. There are plenty of quieter, less busy arms that have just as much to offer, including our very own Lake of the Ozarks family attraction !  Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park are located on the Big Niangua Arm of the lake. With a bit less "hustle & bustle" happening on the water in this area, the Niangua Arm offers one of the smoothest boating experiences you will find. This happens to be the most pristine arm of the lake due to the fact that so many natural springs flow into it.   The springs flowing directly into our section of the Lake of the Ozarks turn it into a crystal clear, refreshing experience. Bennett Springs State Park's spring has an average of 103 million gallons of water flowing out of it per day. The spring at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Enjoy Some Bridal Cave Fun Online

We realize that not everyone is lucky enough to live right next to our mid-Missouri family fun attraction year-round. If you're far away but still longing for Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park , you can have some fun on our website! As a matter of fact, you'll even learn a thing or two while you're there.  Look Inside When you visit , you'll find a lot more than a couple of photos and directions to the park. There are many cool pages to explore. Under the "Look Inside" tab, you can see an entire gallery of photos from inside the cave. You can also take a 360° virtual tour of one of the cave rooms. You'll even find some information about the history of this natural wonder. Just in case you forgot the story, you can read "The Legend of Bridal Cave" on these pages. Our on-site weather station can be found online 24/7 so that you can prepare for the weather on your next visit, or simply see what it's like here co

Celebrate International Rock Day!

Thursday, July 13, happens to be International Rock Day. As you probably know, we love rocks here at Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park ! We have one of the coolest rock and mineral shops around featuring specimens from all over the world. We even have a couple of fun activities you can enjoy involving rocks here at our Lake of the Ozarks family attraction . After reading today's blog, we hope you'll become a rock-lover too.  Rocks... well, they rock!  Rocks are a naturally occurring phenomenon, much like the amazing formation of Bridal Cave. Some are composed of only one mineral, while others are made with a mixture of different minerals. When you visit our gift shop, you will see a wonderful variety of rocks, minerals, and gemstones to marvel at. Some of these include Amethyst, Pyrite, Citrine, and Calcite.  Some people may think that rocks are cool simply because of the way they look. The variety of shapes, sizes, and colors is intriguing, and we even carry some

This October 2017 - Join Us For The Thunder Mountain Fall Festival!

Even though summer has just gotten started, and we hope to see all of you at some point before this fall, Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park is already making plans for some really exciting events in October! In addition to all of the wonder and beauty awaiting you at our family attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks , this October we will be hosting a Thunder Mountain Fall Festival every weekend in the month.  Demonstrations & Entertainment We've got some pretty cool things lined up for you to learn about, listen to, and enjoy! More may be added before October rolls around, but for now we have scheduled each weekend:  9 am - noon Sarsaparilla Making 1-4 pm Pumpkin Painting Artist noon - 3 pm Live Bluegrass Music Fun Activities During our Thunder Mountain Fall Festival, all of the regular family fun activities will still be going on, plus we're adding a few more to fit the season. Included with your Bridal Cave admission ticket, you can:  Pan for gemst