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Swinging Bridge

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Address: Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Pretty area

When heading here do not go into the park to get to the bridges - you get to them on Swinging Bridge Road - which is all dirt and gravel. The bridges were pretty cool - it's hard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nancy B
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When heading here do not go into the park to get to the bridges - you get to them on Swinging Bridge Road - which is all dirt and gravel. The bridges were pretty cool - it's hard to believe they are still drive-able. We ventured down another road and ended up at the primitive camping sites. The road was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to wear your bug spray. Beautiful area, but be sure to wear your bug spray. I was being eaten by mosquitos.

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Thank Jaqueline B
Osage Beach, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for an old-timey swimming hole, look no further. The water under the bridges are spring fed,and it is almost TOO cold, even during this recent heat wave. Talk about refreshing! Grab a cooler and enjoy. The water is crystal clear, and not a trace of boat motor oil to be found!

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Glensted Mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lesser known attraction in the Missouri Ozarks. It is worth the trip, just make sure you have good information on getting there. There are two cable span swinging bridges over the back water of the Lake of the Ozarks. (they are less than a mile apart) It is a very beautiful area. There is a public park... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place 25 years ago before there was a Trip Advisor. Hasn't changed a bit except for the tourist traffic coming out to see them. Definitely worth the drive and if your lucky enough some of the local Brumleys will be out and about :). Hard to believe you can still drive over them only in Missouri. Lol.

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Thank B R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only reason my review is less than 5 stars is because it's was so confusing to find. Instead of entering the State Park, you pass it and "Swinging Bridges Road" will be 5 miles on the right. It's a dirt road so you can't miss it. There is no other entrance easier than that. Other than this confusion, beautiful... More 

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for things to see in the area. We read on Google about how the bridge was built, so we thought we would check it out. To us, it's fascinating that this man could build a bridge so long ago,that is still standing today. Definitely read the story before you see the bridge.

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Thank barkmarber
Roselle, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove here from the West side and got to the longer bridge first. Make sure you are on Swinging Bridge Rd. We were on there for a looming time before we got to the bridge. I am amazed that it does still hold cards, but it does. Kids liked going under the bridge and looking in the water.

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Granite City, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

In the middle of NOWHERE and I like the middle-of-nowhere. Crazy cool bridges that you can drive over, don't look down if you're weary of heights. The rec area is extremely primitive but a great place to wade in the water and a beautiful spot on the river with a view of the larger bridge (two bridges total) I can... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This bridge is hard to find, then when you get there, you see the bridge, the roads are gravelly, your car is dusty and you wonder why you went. It's a bridge that has some spring to it. I can't believe we went out of our way to see a rather ordinary bridge. Yah, it's rickety. Ok, and?

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