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Willmore Lodge

1 Willmore Lane, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
800-451-4117
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Lake Ozark
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Hazelwood, Missouri
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Stopped off the road to visit. The lady working the information desk went above and beyond as far as courtesy and information was concerned. There is a display giving the history of how the Lake of the Ozarks came to be. Also a nice assortment of brochures and maps for local attractions. It also has a big balcony which overlooks... More

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Atascadero, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful building and immersing history. You can breeze through quickly or spend hours. A lot of depth in the history from original source material. I enjoyed the old videos and the book of invoices from the construction of the dam. There is history of the construction of the dam and how they had to clear towns, info on how the... More

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Holcomb, Missouri
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is gorgeous and a very big part of the history of the dam. It's amazing how the lodge has been maintained all of these years and it definitely has the best view of the lake! It only takes about an hour so well worth dropping in

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The lodge is an historical residence and is very pretty. The museum was small, but interesting. I did not realize the lake was privately owned until I toured the museum. The garden area was pretty, but the path was very steep, so it is not for wheelchairs, strollers,or people who have trouble walking.

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Dixon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great history display on how the Lake of the Ozarks was formed. Very knowledgeable regarding Lake news and things to do.

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a quaint old lodge that's been overlooking Lake of the Ozarks even before there was a lake. Completed in 1930, this historic lodge now houses the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. It has undergone extensive restoration and is now the best pace to learn about the history of Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks. Worth a quick... More

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Farragut, iowa, USA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is a very nice place to ake the family and learn the history of the area. I highly recommend taking the tour!

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Inn at Harbour Ridge
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

First timers to the Lake from Colorado and we loaded them up and took them to Willmore Lodge. It was a cold/wet weekday afternoon in April and we took our time showing them the architecture of the building, telling them stories about the renovation, and visiting with Karen, the hostess. There's also a mini museum with neat pictures and several... More

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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My husband and I had our wedding here last summer. They were VERY accommodating. The price was much better than anywhere else we looked, we felt we got A LOT for our money. Since we weren't from the area the site planner was able to give us names of caterers and florists to help. If you are looking to plan... More

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a perfect place to start a Lake of the Ozarks visit. The lodge building, although not original to the site, is the perfect semi-rustic environment for the exhibits there. Learning how Bagnell Dam was built and the lake formed give you a good overview of the lake and a real appreciation for the scope of the project. I... More

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