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Lake of the Ozarks

#302 of 1,458 things to do in Missouri
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Created when the Bagnell Dam was constructed in 1931, this lake covers more...

Created when the Bagnell Dam was constructed in 1931, this lake covers more than 54,000 acres and has more than 1,150 miles of shoreline.

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We came to visit and never left

Two and a half years ago, while living full time in a 40ft motorhome, traveling from state to state, learning about the history, people and natural wonders in this great... read more

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Camdenton, Missouri
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Camdenton, Missouri
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two and a half years ago, while living full time in a 40ft motorhome, traveling from state to state, learning about the history, people and natural wonders in this great country,we came upon the Lake of the Ozarks. After a short stay we realized this was where we wanted to call home. This great recreational lake is a combination of... More 

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Roach, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

retired to the lake in 2011,living the dream,summer months are full of lake activities,tourists can rent boats,wave runners,go para sailing.ride a jetboat,ozarkland and dogpatch have tshirts,hats,a friendly old timer greets you when you enter,a must see tour the dam on the strip,stop in at grandmas fudge shop Friday nights its the happening place, bridal cave,many mini golf and go cart... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I grew up going to my family lake house on Lake Rathbun (Iowa) every weekend. I have seen countless sunsets over enormous lakes. I truly have never seen such a beautiful sunset over a more magnificent lake before. Definitely worth the trip!

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Roach, Missouri
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I'm not exaggerating! Lake of the Ozarks is so big (1300 miles of shoreline) that if you like lots of activity you can go to the Bagnell Dam Strip area, or if you want a quiet fishing spot, you can go roughly 40 miles upstream to the "quiet side" of the lake. Either way, you'll pass by excellent restaurants, premier... More 

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Riverside, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have been coming to the Lake of the Ozarks for years. One thing I noticed about some of the reviews are about such a small area of the Lake of the Ozarks. What you need to understand is the Lake of the Ozarks is a long lake, nearly 80 miles. Parts of it near Osage Beach have huge wakes... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This huge winding lake is just breath taking. Scenery, wildlife, fishing, camping. All kinds of stuff to do around the area.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great place for a couples get away, if you like boating, water sports, golf, shopping or just a relaxing time this area is for you. Accommodation abound with locations close to the lake and in nearby towns which surround the lake. See you there

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Having never been to Lake of the Ozarks, I was thoroughly impressed with the area - the quality of the accommodations, the food, the local attractions and so much more. I stayed in three different places - Alhonna Resort, Old Kinderhook and Rainbow Shore Resort. All three were top notch in their own special ways. I will write reviews for... More 

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Seneca, Illinois
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We had a blast! There's a ton of stuff to do! We rented a boat for the weekend and the whole family enjoyed it! I recommend renting one of the houses on the water we rented one in a cove and it was nice and quite the water was calm the kids could fish and swim without worrying about all... More 

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Rocky Mount, Missouri
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

There is something for everyone here. It's January and so nice we are touring the dam. Summer is the best time to visit. There are still lots of mom and pop motels around and the big resorts too. It's easy to rent a boat or jet ski .

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