You came to the Lake of the Ozarks to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, from boating to hiking and more. But what happens if the weather puts a damper on your plans? Keep reading to learn what we recommend for things to do on a rainy day at Lake of the Ozarks. These family-friendly activities are sure to make you forget about the weather!


1. Take a Tour of Bridal Cave

Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park is a must-see family-friendly landmark at the Lake of the Ozarks! It’s the Lake’s #1 year-round attraction, open daily at 9 AM, with tours leaving every 30 minutes! Due to the fact that the cave remains a cool 60 degrees inside, it’s a great activity no matter the weather outside! Guided tours of the cave last approximately one hour. A tour through Bridal Cave is “a family adventure you will never forget.”


2. Try to Beat the Clock at Lake Escape

Lake Escape is the Lake of the Ozarks area’s first and only escape room venue! Race the clock as you solve the puzzle and mysteries inside your room. You have 4 different themed rooms to choose from, currently featuring: Lakeview Heist, Midnight on the Bayou, Dr. Lakenstein’s Laborartoy or the NEW Blue Cat Cabin. Or tackle their game cube experience, Jungle Box! This exciting, fun for the whole family experience is located on the Historic Bagnell Dam Boulevard.



3. Catch a Show at Main Street Music Hall

Get ready for some great shows this summer! Capital City Productions in Jefferson City, Missouri is reopening the Main Street Music Hall at the Lake! The theater will reopen on June 1, 2023 with Route 66, The Musical as their first production. The lake area has been lacking in live theater for too long, so we are extremely excited about this addition to the community. It will be great for locals and tourists alike. Be sure to checkout a show while you’re here!


4. Enjoy a Game of Bowling

Whether you’re staying on the west side or closer to Osage Beach, there’s a bowling alley nearby! Bowlmor Lanes II is located on Highway 42 in Osage Beach. Not only can you enjoy a fun game of bowling here, but they have “Just 1 Mor” Sports Lounge where you can get food and beverages to enjoy during visit. VIP Westside Lanes is located on Highway O in Laurie. It features 32 lanes, party rooms, lockers, video games and O’Malley’s Bar & Lounge.



5. Watch a Movie in Theaters

Is there a new film you’ve been wanting to see? Catching a movie in theaters is a great way to kill some time while waiting for the rain to let up! Eagle’s Landing Cinema in Lake Ozark, MO or VIP Lake West Cinemas in Laurie, MO both offer great venues for catching the latest box office releases. Grab your popcorn, candy and soda, sit back and relax, and pass the time until the sunshine comes back out!


6. Jump Around at Jet’s Trampoline Park

If you’re looking for something fun for the kids to do indoors, look no further than Jet’s Trampoline Park in Osage Beach! Attractions include: Free Style Tarmac, Sky Diving Foam Pits, Rodger Dodger Dodge Ball, B2 Bomber Basketball, Dog Fight Battle Beam, Crosswind Surf Board, Top Gun Ninja Course, Turbulent Fidget Ladder, and Little Jet Jump Zone. Add this family-friendly activity to your list of things to do on a rainy day!



7. Stay In and Play Games

More and more vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks are choosing to add game rooms to their homes. From board games and small libraries to pool tables and pinball machines, many of our home rentals in Camdenton, MO and surrounding areas offer games and other amentias to keep guests occupied on rainy days. While we hope your Lake of the Ozarks vacation is filled with sunshine and warm weather, that’s not always the case. Booking one of our homes with a game room ensures you’ll be able to have fun on your vacation no matter what the forecast holds.


Let Your Lake Vacation help you plan the perfect family vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks! With nearly 150 rental homes and condos, we have accommodations to meet everyone’s needs. Give our office a call today at 573-365-3367. Our friendly staff is standing by ready to assist you in your mid-Missouri vacation planning! And while we hope your vacation is filled with warm weather and sunshine, Your Lake Vacation has you covered with things to do on a rainy day, just in case!


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4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Phone: 573-365-3367