Lake Area Attractions
Not only has Lake of the Ozarks become one of the most popular locations in the Mid-west for shopping, boating and golfing, but the lake has many other attractions that will awe, entertain, and downright make you dizzy! There is plenty for nature lovers to do from exploring caves to hiking and biking the Ozark trails. For history buffs, visit the Wilmore Lodge and Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Many go-cart tracks and miniature golf courses are located right off Highway 54 in Osage Beach and Business 54 in Lake Ozark.
Lake Area Schools
Four high schools are conveniently located in the lake area, and the graduating senior classes have ACT scores that are consistently above the state and national averages. Two out of three graduates advance on to college. The area has two technical career centers, a four-year liberal arts college extension campus and a satellite community college. These educational institutions work closely with community businesses to provide needed training for the area's work force.
Morgan County R-II School
Lake West Christian Academy
Eldon R-1 Schools
Camdenton R-III Schools
Osage Beach Premium Outlets
4540 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065
This outlet mall located in the heart of Osage Beach has over 100 name brand stores that offer deep discounts. Bring the whole family - there is something for everyone including Bath & Body Works, Harry & David, The Gap, Banana Republic, Charlotte Russe, Coldwater Creek, The Children's Place, Bose, Le Gourmet Chef, Coach, Nike Factory Store, Skechers, Zales, and much more!
Stone Crest Mall
3797 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach MO 65065
On Hwy 54 in Osage Beach across from Hy-Vee
Stroll through the only enclosed mall in Osage Beach and find anything from women's fashion, books & toys, to gifts, and tools. Grab a cup of coffee at Starbuck's and enjoy the many events and festivals held throughout the year at Stone Crest Mall.
The Landing on Main Street
5845 Hwy 54
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Victorian architecture and cobblestone sidewalks create a unique shopping experience at The Landing. Find clothing, jewelry, artwork, and sweet treats or pick up the perfect gift for someone special. Shop until your hearts content and then catch a show at The Main Street Music Hall, located right in the same parking lot!
Bagnell Dam Strip
1000 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
You will feel a bit of lake nostalgia on "The Strip" as it is know by many, while finding t-shirts, souveniers, and crafts. There are also many arcades and amusements, including 10 Cent Skee-Ball, to keep the young ones busy while you shop! This historic area is just above the Bagnell Dam.
Every season is beautiful at Lake of the Ozarks! During the summer, the average day temperature is between 85 and 90 degrees. The water temperature averages in the high 70s to mid-80s. Summer is the best time for swimming and boating. It is also the time of year when the Lake is the busiest.
The springtime is another beautiful season here at the Lake. The trees and flowers bloom into beautiful colors and fishing becomes more popular as some of the best bass and crappie are abundant for the anglers. In addition, a wide variety of festivals make this season very enjoyable.
In the fall, the weather is still great with temperatures ranging from the high 60s to high 70s. People continue to go boating and fishing because the water temperature continues to stay comfortable. Golfing becomes popular as the drop in temperature adds a refreshing breeze to the links.
During the winter, high temperatures average between the low 30s and mid-50s. The Lake area experiences some snowy weather and the temperatures may dip into the 20s. Many people who visit the area during the winter like to go shopping. Many retailers have good bargains for shoppers during the winter!
A POPULAR PASTIME AT LAKE OF THE OZARKS
Casa De Loco, translated as "house of the crazy", has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Sites and has quite the unique story. Located west of Camdenton, the land was first developed in the late 1930's and went through several transformations, including The Mozark Health Care Facility, which was home to many elderly and mentally-ill patients. Enjoy their private labeled wines, such as Schizo Bianco, Labottleme Zinfandel, and Straitjacket Syrah atop a bluff overlooking the Big Niangua River.
This beautiful winery is located among the rolling foothills between Osage Beach and Camdenton. Share a bottle of wine or sangria with dinner while enjoying the live entertainment or just stay for a glass and seasonal fruit and cheese board. They also offer a shuttle from your lake location!
Shawnee Bluff Winery offers wine by the bottle or by the glass. We also offer wine tastings in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views of the Lake of the Ozarks. We are located on Bagnell Dam Boulevard in Lake Ozark, situated atop the bluff with a 14 mile incredible, panoramic view of Lake of the Ozarks. Originally renovated in 2011, we now have added new decks to enjoy our wine and view, an indoor tasting room and bistro if the weather isn't ideal, and a new brick oven to prepare the best pizza at the Lake. We have added a Banquet and Event Hall available for your special occasion of groups up to 50.
The 2011 Small Emerging Enterprise of the Year was awarded to the Golden Rock Winery in Camdenton. The criterion for this award is for a business to best display the innovation, entrepreneurial accomplishments and/or utilization of emerging technology.
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