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“The Bagnell Dam Strip”
Review of Bagnell Dam

Bagnell Dam
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Osage Beach
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Has changed so much from the 1960's, very run down, businesses have closed, buildings closed and boarded up. Two t-shirt shops, tattoo parlor, arcade, fudge shop/salt water taffy, and maybe 3 bars. Was like a Ghost Town 6-15-14 and 6-16-14. Not a great vacation, unless you play golf.

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Reviewed June 11, 2014

....visiting the Bagnell Dam "Historic District" is not. Views from the dam are beautiful. The shops are a rundown collection of bars, t-shirt shops and tattoo parlors. Buildings are in terrible shape and the grounds are not being taken care of.
Was difficult to actually find the Historic District. No signage and the address is Bagnell Dam for all businesses. Didn't know on which side of the Dam to find the shops, or if they were even AT the Dam. The shopping area is not one of Missouri's finest.

2  Thank PaigeDagg
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Was here when I was a teen. A lot has changed on the strip. A handful of the business' that were there have since went out of business. While there are many t-shirt shops and boat rentals, Osage Beach has more to offer.

1  Thank Jeremy L
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Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

This was the entry to the condo we rented for our Lake of the Ozarks vacation. What a beautiful scenic view. If you have the time to cross the dam I would take the time. You won't be disappointed!

1  Thank Janet C
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Bagnell Dam is located around the Osage Beach area within Lake of the Ozarks. It's truly a beautiful piece of history to observe and learn about. Once you've seen the dam go across it and visit the old Bagnell Strip area. At one time this was the place to be!! It was jam packed with visitors every weekend! They are currently in the process of reviving this older strip area.

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