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BRIDAL CAVE: The Best Year Round Attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Bridal Cave is open daily and features one of America's most scenic cave tours. Thunder Mountain Park is where Bridal Cave is located and there are so many fun activities for you & your family to enjoy year round. The cave features breathtaking formations, informative guides, and an overall amazing experience for your entire crew to enjoy. Check out the details & learn why it's one of the best attractions at the Lake of the Ozarks! The Low Down on Bridal Cave:Guided tours leave every few minutes and last approximately one hour. Tours are conducted over concrete pathways through the Cave’s refreshing 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 other known cave or cavern. In fact thousands of sc…

It's NEVER Too Early to Make Plans for Family Fun Next Summer!๐Ÿ˜Ž

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As we move into the off-season, our attractions are already making plans for next summer... and we think you should be, too! If you don't start planning your 2021 family vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks, how are you going to squeeze in all the fun that is to be had with our Best Lake Attractions?! Don't worry! We've got you covered for all things family-friendly and FUN at the Lake! Check it out: Rock Out with Ozarks Amphitheater!The Ozarks Amphitheater was voted the Best Live Music Venue in Missouri. The acoustical brilliance of the theater enhances the concert experience for both performer and audience. Conveniently located in Central Missouri at the Lake of the Ozarks, this open-air venue has over 10,000 dedicated seats and is surrounded by stunning landscapes. A concert at Ozarks Amphitheater is unlike anything you've experienced! Check out the concert lineup for 2021:Jamey Johnson & Whiskey Meyers – Saturday, June 19, 2021 – Show Time 7:00 pmLake Arts Counci…

The Tastiest Appetizers at the Lake!๐Ÿ˜‹

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There's no better way to start a meal at Bear Bottom Resort than from their appetizer menu! The flavors are phenomenal and will have your taste buds screaming for more. Lucky for you, the generous portions will hit the spot! Whether you're stopping by for a meal at the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks or want to grab a quick bite, the appetizer menu at Bear Bottom is where it's at! Check out the mouthwatering goodness that awaits:  Bear Bottom NachosBiggest and best at the Lake! Homemade chili and melted cheddar jack cheese, mounded over crispy corn chips with lettuce, diced tomatoes and sour cream with salsa on the side.Breaded Chicken TendersLightly breaded chicken tenderloins, fried golden and served with Ranch dressing for dipping.Crab Stuffed AvocadoYou guessed it, our crab salad, stuffed into a beautifully ripe avocado. Served with club crackers and lemon wedges.Spicy Fried Green BeansCrumb breaded green beans with a kick of chili and jalapeno. Ser…

Enjoy a Relaxing Fall Day Inside Thunder Mountain Park!

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We are sad to see summer go here at Best Lake Attractions, but fall brings spectacular sights to our area and there are still plenty of fun things to do in the off-season! Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park is open year-round and if you've never visited them in the fall, you have to put it at the top of your priority list! There is plenty to keep you busy inside Thunder Mountain Park - read on to get the ultimate guide for visiting Bridal Cave this fall! 
Family Photo OpportunitiesAlthough Bridal Cave will not be hosting their Fall Festival this year, their staff still did an amazing job with the fall decorations! The main areas of the park are filled with pumpkins, straw bales, mums, and corn stalks! Take advantage of the gorgeous fall decor and snap a few family photos!  


Gemstone Mining Kids love panning for gemstones in our outdoor sluice! This is a fun activity for all ages and it also makes the perfect souvenir to take home. Head inside the visitors center and purchase a ba…

Fun Fall Happenings at Bridal Cave & Bear Bottom Resort!

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The Lake of the Ozarks had the biggest summer yet and we're excited to see what fall brings! Two of our Best Lake Attractions are here to help you make the most of the upcoming months for you and your family. Whether it's a weekend getaway or you live here full time, the best attractions at the Lake of the Ozarks have you covered for making memories this fall! Fall at the Lake of the Ozarks:Our area is absolutely breathtaking this time of year. As the leaves start to change and a crispness enters the air, there's nothing like fall at the Lake of the Ozarks! From boating to hiking to visiting attractions to dining, there are so many ways you can catch the best fall foliage in the state! Get Adventurous at Bridal Cave:Bridal Cave is a great spot to catch the fall foliage! Located in the heart of the Ozark hills, a cave tour features a rich history of the area, as well as some very interesting facts about caves. Guided tours leave on a regular basis throughout the day so you a…

๐Ÿ˜ŽAll About Bear Bottom Resort๐Ÿ˜Ž

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We're thrilled to have Bear Bottom Resort as the newest member of Best Lake Attractions. Our partnership showcases the best in family-friendly attractions at the Lake of the Ozarks and this Sunrise Beach, MO resort fits in with our goal perfectly! We wanted to give you the full run down on all things Bear Bottom Resort so you can get more familiar with our newest member. Check it out:  Welcome to Bear Bottom Resort!The name, Bear Bottom Resort, was inspired by our family’s love for the outdoors and our children’s love of spending the summer barefoot.Originally built in 1959 by Mr. Eddie Bryant, the resort opened as The Holly Air Resort, boasting such “lavish” amenities as air conditioned rooms, electricity and a pool. The Bear Bottom Resort family purchased the resort on August 1, 2008, and immediately started to renovate, repair and re-invent a classic lakefront resort.This 58 acre resort features lakefront rental units, two restaurants, three bars, an RV park and campground, two …

THREE Awesome September Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

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The lineup for exciting events at the Lake of the Ozarks has taken off this month. There are a TON of ways to stay entertained, whether you're visiting from out of town or live here full time. Don't miss these fantastic events and make plans to visit our Best Lake Attractions while you're out having fun!  Magic Dragon Street Meet NationalsBagnell Dam StripSeptember 11th - September 13thThe annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Consistently bringing 1,000 participants and close to 10,000 spectators each year, this is a big event for the entire Lake of the Ozarks area. The strip is closed to normal traffic during show hours, so only show vehicles within the boundaries. This creates and absolutely electric atmosphere! Some say it's like being on the set of "American Graffiti". Lake of the Ozarks Air ShowCamdenton Memorial Lake Regional AirportSeptember 12thCelebrate aviation and…