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Mental Health Benefits of a Family Vacation😃

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Summers are all about family vacations and what better place to bring your crew than Lake of the Ozarks! Our Best Lake Attractions provide some of the most exciting family-friendly entertainment in the area. Bridal Cave, Ozarks Amphitheater, and Big Surf Waterpark make the perfect combination for fun the entire family can enjoy! If you've been feeling down in the dumps or itching to get out of town, a family vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks can provide a much needed mental health break! Check out some of the benefits of a family getaway:


Improve Sleep Rest is vital to a healthy mind, body, and spirit. It can be difficult to get enough sleep on a regular basis. A vacation can be a great time to enjoy more hours of sleep! You're likely more active and out of your normal routine while on vacation with the family. These kinds of things can wear your body out sooner than you're used to, which also promotes a good night's sleep!

Reduce Stress Stress can be a big mental blo…

😎Big Surf is Opening SOON!🌊

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Woohoo! Big Surf Waterpark is set to open for the 2020 season on June 12th! Our Best Lake Attractions couldn't be more excited as another of our Lake of the Ozarks attractions is opening up. It's been a challenging time for many and the best waterpark in mid-MO is thrilled to be a safe and enjoyable place for families to spend time this summer! Check out the awesome rides that await at Big Surf this summer:


Get your Thrills on Zambezi Falls Drop down three stories in the area's largest half pipe full of rushing water. Grab a tube & hold on tight as it's going to be a thrilling ride!

Race Down Challenger Flumes Which slide is the fastest? You'll have to test it out to see! The dualling 300-foot slides send you rushing to the catch pool at the bottom. The orange flume is open while the blue flume twists and turns around in covered darkness. It's really a rush!


Spin Round and Round in the Space Bowl A swift 30-foot drop sends you into the bowl which will have …

Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake😎

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Can you believe Memorial Day Weekend is almost here? There are many families itching to getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks for this long holiday weekend. Our Best Lake Attractions are happy to welcome you and your crew to the beautiful area! With the current situation, we have tweaked a few opening dates for our attractions, but we're happy to let you know that Bridal Cave will be open for the holiday weekend! Check out the fun that awaits at Lake of the Ozarks this Memorial Day!


Explore Bridal Cave: Don't miss the awesome adventures that await your family at Bridal Cave! Explore the area's most amazing cavern to get a glimpse of what early cave explorers experienced. The formations are breathtaking throughout the hour-long guided cave tour. Tour guides will share in-depth information about caves and the Lake of the Ozarks history. You may even get some cave kisses along the way (water drops that fall from above are referred to as kisses)!

Bridal Cave is taking extra precaut…

Family Fun How It Should Be: BRIDAL CAVE IS OPEN!

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You read that right -- Bridal Cave is open for tours! We're excited for this Lake of the Ozarks attraction to be able to open it's doors again. There are some extra safety precautions taking place on behalf of Thunder Mountain Park & Bridal Cave and all guests. (These protocols can be found below). The best cave at the Lake of the Ozarks is here for all of your family entertainment needs! Check out the fun you can expect to find at the park.


A Tour Through Bridal Cave Bridal Cave is excited to be open for business! The cave is proud to provide a fun and safe environment for families to make memories together. Each guided tour leads you through the cave as guides point out unique features and facts about formation, the cave, and the history of our area. It's an educational and interesting experience for kids and adults of all ages! Everyone loves a tour through Bridal Cave!


All About Thunder Mountain Park The fun continues at the Thunder Mountain Park facility. The cave…

Make the Most of Your Summer Getaway to the Lake🌞

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The Lake of the Ozarks is a popular destination for family vacations in mid-Missouri. Our Lake of the Ozarks attractions are here to help make your family getaway unforgettable! Ozarks Amphitheater, Bridal Cave, and Big Surf Waterpark can take your vacation from fun to FANTASTIC! Check out the details about each of our three Best Lake Attractions below:


Rock out at Ozarks Amphitheater The best outdoor live music venue in Missouri is thrilled for the amazing acts we have this summer! Live music brings joy to so many and we're excited to be that source of joy for so many locals and vacationers to the Lake of the Ozarks. Don't miss our spectacular lineup and be sure to plan your trip around your favorite acts that will be rocking the stage at Ozarks Amphitheater! The lineup dates for this venue may change, be sure to check www.OzarksAmp.com for regular updates as you  make your summer plans.

Explore Bridal Cave If you've got a need for adventure, the best cave at the Lake of th…

Our Favorite Summer Activities

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As the weather warms up and summer begins, we are hoping and praying that we get to see all of your smiling faces soon! With that being said, we wanted to share a few things that we can’t WAIT to get back to. Summer activities at the Lake of the Ozarks are the highlight of the season, and we are so excited to make memories and enjoy family fun. Without further ado, here are a few of our FAVORITE summer activities at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Ride the Waves at Big Surf Waterpark There’s nothing quite like getting out of your car on a warm summer morning, grabbing the kids and the swim bags, hearing the rushing sounds of water, and smelling the faint aroma of sunscreen. These are what memories are made of, and it’s one reason why we love Big Surf Waterpark so much. Whether you enjoy riding the waves in the wave pool, zooming down Zambezi Falls, or swirling down the space bowl - summer memories happen here.

If you’re looking for a fun way to get the summer started, don’t forget to order y…

Fun Ways to Finish Out Active Dog Month!

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April is Active Dog Month, and what a month to focus on those furry pals! Many of you are spending a lot more quality time with those four-legged friends, so why not find ways to make it even more fun and active. The Lake of the Ozarks is a very pup-friendly place, as many vacationers bring their dogs with them for their lake vacations. Here are a few fun ideas of things you can do to get out and get active with your dog, as well as a few places you can take them.


Get Out and Get Active! The Lake of the Ozarks is a wonderful place to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Here are a few ways you can get out and get active with your pup.

Nice Long Walks Grab the leash and a few doggy bags and take a nice stroll on one of these cool spring mornings! Your furry friend is sure to enjoy watching squirrels, smelling the trail, and maybe greeting other pup friends along the trails. The best thing about walks is that they can happen anywhere! Whether you get out and walk through your community …