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Lake of the Ozarks

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Ranked #234 of 991 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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Joplin, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The weekend after Labor day we planned a trip to lake Ozark. I spoke directly to the owner of Adventure Boat Rentals in advance. I needed help with the best places to stay and he was very knowledgeable. On the day we arrived to pick up the boat, Bill took us out into the cove and showed us all that... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lake of ozarks is one such place to get away.so much to do. We went there on labor day weekend, and did parasailing and jet skiing. we had only half a day to spend there and we headed to Branson. It was our first experience doing parasailing and jetski . Very good place. we reached there around 10am which was... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great place. Lots to do and beautiful sights to see. I really loved the shopping. Found some unique and useful items.

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Columbia, Missouri
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162 reviews 162 reviews
95 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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