3 Things for Your Summer Bucket List


When you live, play and vacation in the the premier resort destination like Lake of the Ozarks, summer takes on a life of its own. So much to do, see and enjoy.

Our beautiful area offers world-class boating, golfing and plenty of outdoor activities. Sometimes, there are not enough hours in a summer day to take in everything this beautiful region has to offer.

At the Lake of the Ozarks you can be as lively or laid back as you want to be. Bring your family, your friends and your colleagues to discover Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. Here at Big Thunder Marine, we’ve compiled a list from various sources of the fun things to do in our area, both in and around Lake Ozark and its communities.

So, let’s get out and enjoy.


Lake of the Ozarks offers a bounty of places to enjoy boating, whether you want to be around crowds or tucked off in a hideaway. Some even call is the best recreational lake in the country.

There’s nothing better than cruising on the lake, checking out the beautiful homes and the spectacular scenery. At Big Thunder Marine we know it as the premier lake destination. Of course, there’s all the lakefront dining and entertainment as well.


Check out Bridal Cave. There’s a reason it continues to be one of the top attractions in the area. Bridal Cave remains a constant 60 degrees inside, so you are good rain or shine. Guided tours happen on a regular basis and generally last about an hour. Expert park interpreters help visitors discover room after room of mineral deposits — creating giant columns, massive draperies and more throughout the cave.


Be sure to visit Bagnell Dam Strip. It offers family friendly restaurants, arcade games, sample some fudge — it’s all waiting on this main strip in Lake Ozark.