Showing posts from October, 2020

Gift an Experience this Year AND Help Local Small Businesses!

The holidays are right around the corner and it's never too early to start your holiday shopping! 2020 has been a hard year for many businesses with COVID-19. The Lake Area, especially attractions, got a late start to their season. Shopping local for your Christmas gifts this year is a great way to help those businesses who fell short this year due to businesses being closed and less traffic to attractions. Gifting an experience will give the receiver something to look forward to and you can play a part in helping small businesses at the Lake! Read on to get a few ideas for gift ideas!    Day Pass to Big Surf Waterpark  Purchasing a day pass to Big Surf Waterpark is the perfect stock stuffer for kids or other family members.  Big Surf Waterpark  has a ton of thrilling rides and relaxing attractions for surfers of all ages to enjoy. Looking for a gift to really "WOW" the kids this year? Purchase them a season pass to enjoy all Summer long!  Concert Tickets to Ozarks Amphit

Bridal Cave is OPEN All-Year for Warm Winter Fun!

While lots of lake area businesses are closing down for the season Bridal Cave is gearing up for some WARM WINTER FUN! The cave is always a comfortable 60 degrees but during the winter months, it's especially cozy compared to the outside temps. And we will be here all winter as we are open 362 days per year. Just closing down for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Read on to find out what is in store for you at Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park !  Spend an Hour Underground You can take a guided tour through the cave any day of the week which lasts approximately one hour. Tours are conducted over concrete pathways through the Cave’s cozy 60-degree environment. Park interpreters will lead you and your family through room after room of incredible mineral deposits. Giant columns, delicate soda straws, and massive draperies abound throughout the cave. Millions of years of struggle between water and rock have created this cavern with more onyx formations than any

Missouri Department of Conservation Predicts Peak Fall Colors at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Fall is an absolutely gorgeous time of year to visit the Lake of the Ozarks! The weather is beautiful and the Ozarks region boasts many trees, shrubs, and vine varieties making our fall colors phenomenal. In fact, USA Today named Lake of the Ozarks one of the best destinations for leaf-peeping by boat! Read on to learn more about when the leaves will peak and the best ways to enjoy the gorgeous scenery around the Lake of the Ozarks!  Photo Credit:  Missouri Department of Conservation Resource  The Missouri Department of Conservation has a handy guide on their website that gives lots of great information for when the leaves will peak throughout the state. They predict that the Lake of the Ozarks is at it's peak or getting very close!  From the Department of Conservation "Now is a great time to explore nature in central Missouri. The weather is beautiful, and most of the tree species are at or near peak color. Oaks are the exception; they remain green the longest. So

Hey students, your ticket to extra credit in class! 👍

With many kids in our local area transition to online learning, parents are looking for ways to get the kids out of the house and away from the computer screen. Did you know Bridal Cave is not only a fun experience for the entire family, but it's also educational! There is a lot to learn when you experience an underground ecosystem and we have been getting lots of student visitors throughout the week. Read on to find out how some students are even getting extra credit to visit our educational attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks.   Visit the Cave - Recieve Extra Credit!  We are seeing lots of kids through the week now that a lot of them are attending classes virtually. One thing we get asked about is something they can take back to their teacher to get extra credit for visiting the cave. We suggest they just use their ticket stub or the souvenir photo we take of every family. Some students are getting extra credit for history, geology, and biology. And some are getting extra cre

Fall Festivals at the Lake of the Ozarks you Can't Miss!

We are sad to say that we will not be holding our annual Fall Festival this year but don't worry, there are still plenty of places around the Lake Area to get your Fall Festival fix! From area pumpkin patches to fall festivals, the Lake Area has plenty to keep you busy this fall! Read on to get the details for all of the area fall happening! Pumpkin Patches  You can't go through fall without enjoying a day at a pumpkin patch! There are several spectacular ones in our area.  MECCA Pumpkin Patch 425 Delmar  Roach, MO 65787 Open Saturday's & Sunday's in October Directions: Hwy 54 West of Camdenton to Delmar on the right-hand side of the road just past Davis Baskets. It is easy to find and right off the highway MECCA Pumpkin Patch has plenty to keep you busy from a big slide, corn cannon, obstacle course, face painting, petting zoo, make and take scarecrows, hayrides, corn crib, maize walk, concessions, and more!    Still Waters Farm Pumpkin Patch 28