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Traveling through off highway 101 from Ventura county to Sonoma county. Nice stop

Traveling through off highway 101 from Ventura county to Sonoma county. Nice stop next stop San... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2018
Camarillo, California
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These old bridges are worth a look, and make a fun destination for an afternoon drive. Leave your... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Cindy L
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Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
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All reviews gravel road state park weight limit long drive beautiful area couple miles bit out of the way wooden deck well worth the trip unique experience fun destination deep breath an adventure turned around lots of history go ahead whole family
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Personally I like the back country roads, and a slower pace. We spent a few days in the off season down at Lake of the Ozarks State Park and took a drive to see these two swinging bridges. They aren’t scary as people have mentioned,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sallyninepatch
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Traveling through off highway 101 from Ventura county to Sonoma county. Nice stop next stop San Luis Obispo

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

It was scary. It was creepy. It was worth doing once. Once you start across there’s no going back!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank GetOutAdventure
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

I couldn't find an address to enter into navigation and couldn't get google map directions. However, in the reviews, I found directions from a woman visiting from England, that helped, but we almost gave up a couple times. It is worth the trouble. The drive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank gails381
Reviewed October 22, 2018

These old bridges are worth a look, and make a fun destination for an afternoon drive. Leave your dog at home, or if you decide to bring him along, leave him in the car if temperatures permit. Neither bridge was my dog's cup of tea....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cindy L
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

So maybe this isn’t the best find on vacation..but it is a quirky little local thing to do. I can’t say that I’ve ever drove over a small swinging bridge, or for sure two in a row. And we drove over the first and walked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank MicheleZurcherEvrard
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We have read about the swinging bridges for a few years and never went until this past weekend. It was actually worth the short drive and an hour of time. There is really nothing to do once you are there but to walk or drive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 2SmallTownTravelers
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The road leading in to bridges is dirt and we drove over both bridges before getting out to walk over the wooden one. There is a lovely swimming spot near the wooden bridge.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mon55
Reviewed August 31, 2018

A relic from the past, even before the Lake of the Ozarks was formed. Designed by Joe Dice, who had a 4th grade education. He had designed several bridges in the area, but I believe only 3 still exist. Some fell when the Lake was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank David N
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Remote & interesting. And route we passed the pumpkin cave! Looks like a really fun destination spot for October. I’m can patch, playground and a large cave. Pass that we’re the swinging Bridges. We walked on them and enjoyed going down to the water. A...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank seasiober
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May 29, 2017|
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Response from Kathyrose2013 | Reviewed this property |
No, free ride if you dare!
April 17, 2017|
Response from DustinHolmes | Reviewed this property |
The road is not paved. There are places to turn around on each side of the bridge so you can drive to the bridge and turn around without having to cross it.
November 14, 2016|
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Response from MissMem | Reviewed this property |
The suggestions below sound correct. All I remember is that it was futher than we expected. But we loved the adventure.