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Address: 1 Willmore Lane, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Phone Number: 800-451-4117
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Worth the stop

If you like history, especially about the Bagnell Dam area, this is a great place to tour. It's a free will offering and a lot to see and read about the building of the dam.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Maurice B
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you like history, especially about the Bagnell Dam area, this is a great place to tour. It's a free will offering and a lot to see and read about the building of the dam.

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Esterhazy, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to Willmore Lodge. It was very interesting and informative. It gave us an incite into how the Lake Ozark area came about. The lady at the reception was very friendly and tried her best to answer any questions we had.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Historic Wilmore Lodge is well worth a visit. The lake view is spectacular from the deck and large picture window. The museum gives you a nice history of Bagnell Dam and the region. Staff members were particularly pleasant and helpful with suggestions on what to see and where to eat.

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Eldon, Missouri
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

This is an informative and well done museum of the history of Lake Of The Ozarks in a beautiful environment. The lodge and surrounding deck and path to the lake are beautiful.

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Minneapolis St. Paul
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Beautiful view and interesting historic building. Allow 15 - 20 minutes to walk about and enjoy the building and views. There is a room with tourist info, and someone on staff who will answer questions. Our boys enjoyed playing checkers at the checkers table in front of the large windows facing the lake.

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Gladstone, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Museum of how they built Bagnell Dam is extremely interesting and the Lodge is a beautiful building to see. The fall colors are awesome to behold from this location as well.

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minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Self guided tour with reading, and some audio, giving history of the area. Like how the dam site was selected and how the area was flooded to create the lake which destroyed several towns. Great view from a fairly high spot on the lake

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Tyler, Texas
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This was a great informative place. It had a very good lesson on how and why dams are built. The lodge is beautiful out and in.

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Rush Hill, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

As new residents at the Lake, we have been inviting friends and family to enjoy its many wonders. One of these is Willmore Lodge. If you are interested in the history of Lake Ozark, don't miss the small-but-fascinating museum. The Lodge itself is lovely and architecturally interesting, and has a great view.

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Searcy, Arkansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stumbled upon the center. It has a beautiful view from inside. There is information about the area and a lot of information about the dam as it was being built.

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