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Willmore Lodge

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Address: 1 Willmore Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7158
Phone Number: 800-451-4117
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Very impressive...found it by mistake. It was informative and worth stopping by. Great information on how the dam was made and interesting information on the area how it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sue S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive...found it by mistake. It was informative and worth stopping by. Great information on how the dam was made and interesting information on the area how it was developed.

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Thank Sue S
San Antonio, Texas
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little museum that brings the building of the dam and the conflict between those who wanted it and those that had to leave their heritage properties and towns into focus. Numerous displays of real artifacts, maps, photos, and commentary on video and tape recording bring the visitor into the rural Missouri timeframe of the late 1920's, the stock market... More 

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Thank Garry C
Illinois
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful lodge. It was air conditioned and comfy to look out at the view. Viewing is available outside too. Interesting history. It was a comfortable and beautiful morning to visit.

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Thank sunshinesteph
Illinois
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155 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a hard time finding this place. Our gps wanted to take us to a different location. When we were there (Labor Day) there was only one other couple in there. We never saw any employees. They have a couple rooms that shows the history of this area. Since you can't go on a tour of the bagnal dam,... More 

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Thank CruiserIllinois
Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to try to find an overlook of the lake. Found this place. It has a great view plus some interesting history of the Bagnell Dam. Great place to take pictures off the back deck.

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Thank Kathy G
Saint Charles, Missouri
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88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a step back in time visiting the Willmore Lodge. Originally the lodge housing workers for the Bagnell Dam construction, it now houses an interesting, interactive museum on the area pre-dam and dam construction. Plus the lodge itself is a beautiful example of CCC type lodge & hotel construction. Set on a point w/a lovely view, it's a great stop... More 

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Thank GardenDiva88
Indiana
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free, beautiful view of the lake. Lots of info on how/when the dam was built. Nice balcony to walk out on, and we played a game of checkers in front of the main picture window. He won :(

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Thank pattiq22
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have taken almost every person who has visited us since our move to Lake of the Ozarks. The information available her regarding the construction of Bagnell Dam is intriguing. There are ledgers showing the prices of items purchased during the construction.

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Thank KathyMac66
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit to learn about the Lake of the Ozarks area and building of the Bagnell Dam

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Thank bigsal5143
Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

It's hard to complain with a free museum. Details the history of the area, especially the construction and working of the Bagnell dam which formed the lake of the ozarks. Relatively short, but interesting and fun for all ages. And its free

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