Congratulations to the Lake of the Ozarks’ own Bridal Cave!
They were recently named, by Glamour Magazine, in their article, “Unique Wedding Venues: 10 Crazy, Awesome, and Unexpected Places to Say “I Do”.
Here’s what Glamour had to say about Bridal Cave:
Wedding Venue Idea: Get Married in a Cave:Brides who long for stalactites in their wedding decor can book Bridal Cave in the Ozarks of Missouri. Native American legend has it that a couple first married here in the early 1800s. More than 2,500 couples have done so since then. One pair even flew from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands to be married in the Bridal Cave because beach weddings in their own paradise seemed too familiar and ordinary.
Photo Credit: VisitMo.com
Mother Nature seems to be throwing a lot our way these days, from snow to one “polar vortex” after another!
But rest assured, warmer temperatures are headed our way. Spring weather is just around the corner. Even though that brings out plenty of beautiful wildlife and gorgeous blooms on trees, there’s also one thing to keep in mind — rain.
Don’t let a little rain spoil your time at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are five activities to do at the Lake and still have FUN…even when the weather isn’t so nice!
- Visit the area Arcades and eat some fudge at Grandma’s Candy Kitchen.
- Go Spelunking: Research area caves and explore on your own or visit these great Caves with a professional guide – Bridal Cave or Jacob’s Cave.
- Plan an Educational Day Trip – visit any one of the area museums and visitor centers. Ravenwoods Estate is definitely worth checking out!
- Go Fishing on your covered dock – It so refreshing to breathe in the spring rains on a dock. And remember — the fish don’t know it’s raining! 🙂
- Stay inside: Play a game, read a book or put together a challenging puzzle as a family. There are so many options to consider! Let the creativity flow. I love this quote from Marcel Proust: “A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
Do you have any other indoor activities that you love at the Lake of the Ozarks? Leave your ideas in the comments below!
A few weeks ago, we wrote about some of the “you don’t want to miss out” events at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Here are a few to add to your list in case you’re coming down to visit!
FREE 65th Anniversary Concert at Bridal Cave | Thursday, October 17th: Bridal Cave is one of the Lake of the Ozarks’ true treasures. Centuries ago the Osage Native American Indians discovered the pristine beauty that lies beneath Thunder Mountain. Local folklore tells of a legendary Native American Indian wedding ceremony held in the cave in the early 1800s. If THAT hasn’t got your attention, the live music will be Seven Bridges Road, the PREMIERE Eagles tribute band. For more information, check out the flyer for the event here.
5K Walk for World Sight Challenge 2013 | Sunday, October 27th: Head on over to the Laurie Fairgrounds for this World Sight Day, the largest annual global fundraising campaign to address avoidable blindness caused by uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and glasses. The event is hosted by Family Eyecare Associates. To participate, all you need to pay is a $25 registration, which gets you a commemorative t-shirt, food and prizes! Register online at http://www.lakefamilyeyecare.com/.
Are you an adventurer at heart? An outdoorsman or woman? Enjoying the beauty at the Lake of the Ozarks means getting out there and trying something new. While boating and water skiing are great activities, here are five activities that you might not thought of:
- Horseback Riding: Here’s your chance to soak up the scenery and to encounter some friendly and “not so wild” horses. Broken Gate Trail Rides and Circle R Stables are both great choices near the lake. Saddle up! Don’t forget your boots!
- Parasailing: This one is not for the faint at heart — but it’s also not as scary as you might think. Parasailing provides a priceless view of the lake and plenty of opportunities for photos to show your friends, family, and co-workers back home. Paradise Parasail and Hi-Flyer Parasail are both fantastic companies to check out.
- Scenic Air Tours: Ready to take flights? Lake Ozark Helicopters and Air Lake Aviation can take you on a breathtaking tours of the Lake of the Ozarks. An aerial view is the only way to soak up the beauty and wonder of the lake.
- Caves: Take a plunge into the darkness by exploring some of the local caves. Stalactites and stalagmites, giant columns, and ancient formations are what you’ll see on these unforgettable tours. Bridal Cave is a must-see — rated as one of the most scenic caves in America.
- Shooting Range: Locked and loaded! The Missouri Trapshooters Association and Pistol Plus are great places to test your aim. Pistol Plus has awesome taxidermy displays, along with a museum and pro archery shop.
Earlier explorers have done the hard work for you! Instead of navigating unknown caverns in the darkness, you’ll get the chance to journey into the earth accompanied by a knowledgable tour guide.
Hitting the lake or bathing in the sun can be perfect, but if you’re looking to cool off, why not head underground?
stays at a cool 60 degrees and is open for guided tours about every hour. You’ll also learn some intriguing folklore along the way! This is your chance to discover and see with your own eyes the secret that is “Mystery Lake”.
to see the rates for tours at Bridal Cave.