What to do and see in Osage Beach, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 29, 2017 Cedrick Jardin

Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Most of the city is in Camden County, while a small eastern sliver is in Miller County. The population was 4,351 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Osage Beach

1. Ozark Distillery

1684 Highway Kk, Osage Beach, MO 65065-4815 +1 573-348-2449
Excellent
91%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 162 reviews

Ozark Distillery

Ozark Distillery is a small family owned and operated craft distillery offering hand crafted spirits. We produce Corn Whiskey Moonshine, Bourbon Whiskey, Premium Vodka, Apple Pie Moonshine, Blackberry Moonshine, Vanilla Bean Moonshine and Butterscotch Moonshine. We offer tastings Tuesday thru Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Free tours on Saturdays. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and tastings follow free tour.

Reviewed By 68410 - Nebraska City, Nebraska

We showed up and were taken into his “work shop” . Where he came out and started joking with the crowd of 20 + people. He told us how he got started which was when he was 16 making beer for friend’s. Then he walked us into his life one story at a time this was very interesting. He also had a batch of something I can not remember what it was called but we could look into it and smell it then he told us what it was and what he did with it . He also showed us how he makes Apple Spice Moon Shine. After wards we got to buy product and he has a sheet of paper so that you know what to mix with what. This is a 5 star attraction for sure.

2. Lake of the Ozarks State Park

403 Highway 134, Kaiser, MO 65047-0170 +1 573-348-2694
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Enjoy the solitude of an undeveloped cove hidden along the shorelines of one of Missouri’s largest lakes. Swim, fish, boat or simply take in the view from a shady campsite or picnic area overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks. The park offers the opportunity to enjoy a variety of recreational activities on the lake, on shore or underground with a tour of Ozark Caverns.

Reviewed By Wolfeaj - Linn, Missouri

Our family rented 4 spots over the recent holiday weekend at this state park. Some of us had been there before, others hadn’t. The park itself is very large and has multiple loops – most loops had a playground area and/or shower house. Some interior roads may be hard to navigate for larger campers as there are many trees right along the thin roads. We’ve stayed at many state parks over the years and have to say this we were really underwhelmed with the staff and camp hosts at this particular park. There were bad storms forecasted for the Saturday of our stay – including the potential for tornados; service is incredibly spotty in the park so we had questions about safety etc that were not answered well. We went out Saturday morning (weather wasn’t bad then) and returned to find the power out due to a tree falling on a line. We asked at the check in station when electric would be restored and what safety measures were in place for the upcoming storms in the afternoon. We were told (when I asked specific questions only) that there are no sirens in the park, they didn’t know if you could hear sirens from town and that if there was lightening and wind we should take shelter in a bathhouse and they would “try” to send a ranger around to warn folks. So we proceeded back to our sites to decide what our plan was and realized the shower house was locked, so someone makes another trip back up to the station and is told the bathrooms are locked since the power is out. We warned others in our area and left to take shelter at a local family member’s house; when we left we did see a park ranger out that people were walking up to and getting info/weather. When we returned there were several trees down and power was still out.
The point of this long winded post is to warn folks that if you are camping here, you need to be weather aware and take action on your own as it is obvious they don’t have any means of warning everyone at once. Would be wonderful if state parks had a siren/intercom system since most do not have very good cell service.

3. Willmore Lodge

1 Willmore Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7158 +1 800-451-4117
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Willmore Lodge

Reviewed By Marcia G - Lake Ozark, Missouri

We love going here with the kids. Especially on a hot day. The view is spectacular and the small museum is great. It does not take long and is very interesting. They have rocking chairs and checkers set up so if you just want to rest you can. I also like the coupons they have. Great place to start your visit to the lake area.

4. Seven Springs Winery

846 Winery Hills Est, Linn Creek, MO 65052-3507 +1 573-317-0100
Excellent
62%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

Seven Springs Winery

Reviewed By lrbishop

What a beautiful setting for lunch and a "getaway" from lake life. The service was friendly and informative re: wine choices. The prices seemed to be in line with the gorgeous surrounding. All they need is a fire pit to go with that water feature and that amazing setting and it would be a perfect place!

5. Show-Me Trail

760 Highway 134, Brumley, MO 65017 +1 573-348-2851
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 13 reviews

Show-Me Trail

Explore the beauty of Missouri on horseback with Show-Me Trail Ride Outfitter. We supply the horses and all the equipment to give you the experience of having your own horses, but without the upkeep and expense! Each ride is customized to the skill level of the rider, or group. Our goal is to provide reliable horses that will take you on a fun and memorable ride, regardless of your riding experience.

Reviewed By Elsooner - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

We just "dropped by" on a Sunday morning. They said sure we can accommodate just the two of us. We did the one hour ride and loved it. My horse, Jake, had a great personality and would have ran off and left everyone if I...MoreGlad you had fun the horses are extremly well traind but you were never in danger of running off. Thanks for the great review

6. Swinging Bridge

Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 166 reviews

Swinging Bridge

Reviewed By Travelwithnise - Orlando, Florida

We simply saw this on the map while driving across country, so we excuse the pun swung by. You have to drive quite a way in, and there is really nothing there but 2 suspension bridges 1000 feet apart that carry traffic one way. Hubby drove the f250 across, while I walked haha with out problems. A little bridge groan, and some crackling wood. The 2 bridges were built in 1922 & 1925, the wire suspension bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Although an inspection conducted in 2015 rated it structurally deficient due to its poor superstructure condition, that doesn’t stop daily traffic from locals and the looking Lou’s from crossing it.

There is a nice place to swim and the river looks nice for a little kayak. I am not sure if the creek and land are private so you might ask before you put something in the creek.

7. BigSurf Waterpark

Hwy 54 & Y Rd, Linn Creek, MO 65052 +1 573-346-6111
Excellent
27%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
9%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

BigSurf Waterpark

4 Go-Kart Tracks, mini-golf, bumper boats, bumper cars, Kangaroo Hopper carousel, kids coaster, batting cages, paint ball, arcade, Speedway Cafe & more.

Reviewed By nanadel - Eldon, Missouri

We saw some negative reviews so we were hesitant to bring our son and his children to BigSurf Waterpark. They are from the Chicago area and well traveled so a substandard attraction is a disappointment for us. We didn't need to worry because they had a wonderful time and didn't want to leave after five hours! We rented a cabana and had lunch, too. The food was good and the waterpark staff was helpful. We will be back!

8. Bagnell Dam

Lake of Ozarks, Osage Beach, MO 65049 +1 800-552-7583
Excellent
33%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 244 reviews

Bagnell Dam

Reviewed By RockingT-Ranch - Edmond, Oklahoma

While the dam may be the main focal point, it's the area surrounding the dam that is really happening. Shops, restaurants and more line the road leading to the dam. It's cool to drive across, once on the other side their are scenic overlooks just a short turn to the left or right off the main road. If your in the area, this is the place to go!

9. Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace

4540 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065-2358 +1 573-348-2065
Excellent
34%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 382 reviews

Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace

Located in the Lake of the Ozarks, a popular family vacation spot. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day at 110 designer and name brand outlet stores including Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and more.

Reviewed By ritarealtor - Arkansas

Yes some stores have left and yes they are struggling==great deals to be had! We found awesome prices probably because they are struggling. Come get great deals and help the mall grow back:) i personally love taking a trip and coming here to shop instead of gaining weight sitting in my recliner shopping lol. This is better for me and I found tops for less than Goodwill at some stores. We love American Eagle, Aeropostle, Lane Bryant, Chicos, Publishers Warehouse, the chocolate shop and Under Armor!!

10. Shawnee Bluff Winery

2430 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-9700 +1 573-365-9935
Excellent
61%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 132 reviews

Shawnee Bluff Winery

Reviewed By dew417 - Kansas City, Kansas

The wine wasn't very good and the customer service we experienced was pretty terrible. Our waitress, who said she was one of the managers, was friendly, but was busy doing other things that needed her attention. Another woman brought our food out (after almost an hour wait) and was so over the top rude. She was extremely put out that we asked for napkins and silverware. She reluctantly brought them to us but made several sassy comments to us like it was our fault.

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