The Lake of the Ozarks is considered one of Americas favorite Playgrounds and Getaways. Tucked away in Central Missouri’s Ozarks a hidden treasure awaits you, this may be the Midwest’s best kept secret, and there is something here for everyone and every lifestyle.
The Lake of the Ozarks is almost 100 miles long and has close to 1200 miles of shoreline from the quiet and tranquil side to the side that has all the amenities of a big city, whatever your taste you can find it here. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation or getaway at a World Class Spa or you prefer the Lakes many popular Lakefront entertainment venues, the Lake of the Ozarks has it all. It also is home to the largest outlet mall in the state, so you are in the right place if shopping is your thing, the lake has become a very popular shopping destination, with more Shopping Centers scheduled to open in the near future. There is no better destination for variety of styles and taste in the Midwest than Lake of the Ozarks.
Visitors Flock to the Ozark
The Lake has become much more than a summer destination, thousands of visitors flock to the Ozark Mountains at the Lake for the breathtaking fall foliage and the Holiday Festivals and Light displays. Take in a Holiday Show at the Main Street Music Hall and truly get in the spirit of the season, then sit back and enjoy the winter scenery around a fire at one of the lodges or resorts or what a great place to have your own piece of paradise. While tourism is the Lakes major industry, 2nd home ownership and retirement living are even bigger and growing. Real Estate is much more than just a great investment here, it is a lifestyle.
The season gets its spring start with the St Patrick’s Day Parade in March, with a Parade on Land and Water, big city celebrations and parades have nothing on this Lake in the Missouri Ozarks
In the summer the lakes hot spots are some of the most unique venues you will find anywhere in the country, with places like the famous Horny Toad and Shady Gators at Toad Cove, Docknockers, Franky and Louie’s, Bambooz, Backwater Jacks, Peckers, Shorty Pants, Dog Days, Captain Ron’s and Big Dicks Halfway Inn. You are sure to find your favorite Hot Spot and I almost forgot Lago Maggiore the infamous Party Cove which has made national news on several occasions, this is one place at the lake you don’t want to take the kids.
Maybe you would just rather enjoy the Lake on your boat or jet-ski and spend the afternoon coving out; there are plenty to choose from as there are literally hundreds of coves. From totally secluded to Party Cove and everything in between, the choice is yours.
Almost all of the waterfront restaurants and bars have nightly entertainment with very talented well known local and national artist. On the weekends entertainment is all day and into the evening. The City Grill Blue Room has National Acts with Wednesday’s Comedy Night. The Main Street Music Hall has a show every evening but Sunday during the season and is a very entertaining variety show with a mixture of comedy, country and gospel for a change of pace. And on Sunday you can attend the church of your choice, the only thing that outnumbers nightly hot spots are the churches and there are a variety of those as well, from traditional to contemporary.
The lake is also host to 2 of the largest boat races in the country, The Shootout at Captain Ron’s and The OSS Championships at Toad Cove with several Poker Runs throughout the year.
And for all of you Golfers the lake is home to the finest golf courses in the Midwest. There are many yearly tournaments and golf packages available through several area resorts. The golf courses are challenging and beautiful and you have 16 to choose from. Several of these overlook the Lake of the Ozarks itself.
Things start to calm down in the fall with the beautiful fall colors which lead back into the Holiday Season; this is truly a Four Seasons Paradise. There truly is something for everyone and I bet you can’t make just one visit. I couldn’t and now I live here.