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Lake of the Ozarks

MO
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Ranked #308 of 967 attractions in Missouri
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Driving
Description: 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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Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First things first. If you can’t stay at a place directly on the water and/or have access to a boat, you will miss the real fun and beauty of this area. It gets hot here (up to 100 degrees with humidity) in the summer and you’ll want to take a dip daily. Plus, despite the backwoods feel of the area,... More

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RIDGELAND
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We went for 4th of July weekend and had a blast. The lake is huge and has everything. Tons of shopping, restaurants, boating, parasailing, and sight seeing. They had fireworks everywhere. We are definitely going to go back this fall.

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Morton, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Love this place. We go once a year with our friend who owns a condo in the St. Moritz condo's. Best time ever every year! We loved it so much that we took our family there for a family vacation instead of going to Mexico! We used a wave runner, ate many wonderful things at Wobbly Boots. Did not find... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Loved my visit to the lake with my family for a holiday weekend. It was so beautiful. A great lake for boating fun! I am looking forward to another trip there already...maybe next summer. :)

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usa
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192 reviews 192 reviews
87 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is probably one of the most beautiful lakes we have been to in the central US. We came during the shootout and had a blast. The lake is clear and deep, even though prior to our arrival they had monsoon rains and there was some debri, we never experienced any problem with our 22' boat. The lake can get... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It's always relaxing going down and lounging on the dock all weekend. Yes, the boating can be a little much on the weekends-especially holidays but that is to be expected. The outlet mall is always a nice visit.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Lots of water activity . Fun water front places to eat. Nice shopping center. Fun for the whole family. Such a pretty lake.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I love coming here. There is so much to do. People are friendly and it's a short drive from home. There isn't anything more relaxing that water and sunshine shared with good friends at a fun place.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We have a condo at the Lake and really enjoy visiting during all seasons. My only complaint is the big OCEAN cruisers and shore racers in the Lake. These crafts should be in the ocean. We own a pontoon boat and almost were taken under by the waves of these OCEAN cruisers. They do lake respect for other boats. This... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Every year I say I don't care if I ever go back, because our vacation has started out with problems every time we check in at Robin's Resort, since the new ownership. This year was no different, with the exception that they did fire the troublemaker, FINALLY. We arrived this year to only having one room booked, (and they were... More

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