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Willmore Lodge

1 Willmore Lane, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
800-451-4117
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Lake Ozark
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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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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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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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Visited today again and each time you can't help but think of all the history that was created by the building of Bagnell dam. It's amazing how Engineers go out survey the lay of the land and can figure where all this water is going to settle. In the lodge this are many interactive historical displays giving the novice and... More

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Tipton, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

A small museum is there detailing the fascinating history of the Lake of the Ozarks just off the huge, impressive multi-story entrance hall with a beautiful view of the lake of the ozarks. Beautiful restored structure.

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Willmore lodge is well worth the visit. Good museum, lots of information on the local history and building Bagnell Dam, gorgeous views of Lake Ozark.

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Webster Groves, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great place to learn a little more about the building of Bagnell Dam and the creation of Lake of the Ozarks. The museum is in a historic home (1930s) with an incredible view of the lake from the top of a high bluff. Beautiful view. The turn for the Lodge is just across Bagnell Dam Parkway from the Dam overlook.... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

we attended a wedding last night at the Lodge, spectacular view of the lake and we were blessed with a wonderful sunset. The setting is wonderful, the log cabin quaint. We had a wonderful time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

If you are a history buff and intrigued about the past in the Ozarks, don't miss this spot. The building itself is intriguing and the view of the lake is wonderful. Lots of good info and nice exhibits

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Willmore Lodge is a free museum, ran by helpful volunteers. It is located just past the Bagnell Dam on a bluff overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks. It is an old log building that was built back in the '30's by the electric company that built the dam. It has been beautifully preserved and offers stunning views from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful volunteers; interesting info about how Lake of the Ozarks was formed by damming the Osage River. Much controversy at the time, as several communities had to be moved. Free, historic, nicely done.

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