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Lake of the Ozarks

MO
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Ranked #292 of 988 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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Columbia, Missouri
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157 reviews 157 reviews
92 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

There are so many places to go on this lake, it's impossible to hit them all in a weekend! That's why it keeps everyone coming back for more. The water could be much cleaner, yes, but the lake is so developed residentially and commercially, it will just remain the same. The Lake of the Ozarks is all about having fun!

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Lake of the Ozarks is a surprise to many with 91 miles of main channel water way and over 1100 miles of shoreline - more shoreline than the state of CA. It is an amazing vacation spot with great food and warm water - and reasonable prices. a top spot in the midwest and well worth a trip form... More

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missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We normally stay on the other side of the lake but decieded to go to the park area for waterboarding. The water was much calmer on this side. Fantastic time!

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Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 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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34 reviews 34 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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202 reviews 202 reviews
88 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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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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