Lake of the Ozarks Family Fun |
by Dave Huffman
Bringing the whole family on a vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks can lead to plenty of good, family fun. There is so much to do and see in the area. Many of the activities are made for families. Of course, if you are looking for specific family fun activities or events in the Lake area, there are many to suit families with members of all ages, even the most finicky. In short, the Lake of the Ozarks has family fun for everyone.
The following locations and activities are just a brief sampling of all that Osage Beach and surrounding areas have to offer families of all shapes and sizes.
If you are looking to get wet and have a splashing good time the Lake of the Ozarks water parks is a great place for family fun. There are two water parks in the Lake Ozarks area.
The first water park, Big Surf Water Park, is an outdoor park offering something for everyone. You can enjoy a wave pool, trips down the space bowl, or a luxurious float down the river. Babies can enjoy their very own tropical splash island and there is an activity pool for older children.
The second water park, Timber Falls Water Park, is an indoor water park located at Tan-Tar-A resort. This water park is modeled to resemble a three story tree house in the Lake Ozarks wilderness. This amazing tree house comes complete with buckets, suspension bridges, water blasters, and web crawls. Additionally, a huge water bucket is constantly turning and drops loads of water on everyone in the tree house every two minutes! This park is amazing to look at and equals tons of family fun for everyone.
The Big Shots Amusement Park is owned by Big Surf Water Park. At this great park you will have your chance to enjoy numerous rides and attractions. You will be able to partake in water rides and traditional rides. Some of the more popular rides include bumper boats, Naskart, Go Karts on the Turbo Track, and the Bumper Cars. Smaller children will love the Junior Stock Cars, the Carousel, and the Happy Kangaroo.
Additionally, the Mill Creek Mini-Golf and the Bungee Trampoline are family favorites by both residents and visitors to Lake of the Ozarks.
Family Fun Parks
There are six family fun parks in the area. One of the most popular parks is Miner Mike's Family Fun Park. Miner Mike's allows your family to enjoy the Runaway Mine Train roller coaster, the Chuck Wagon Ferris Wheel, the Gold Mine Bumper Cars, and much more. There is also plenty of opportunity to win prizes as you play games of different types. Smaller children will love the Miner Maze, which has tons of balls, cushions, and connected tubing.
No discussion of activities is complete without mentioning the Lake itself. With over 1100 miles of shoreline and a main channel running for over 90 miles there is plenty of room for boating, fishing, skiing, or tubing. Anchoring in one of the hundreds of coves to enjoy an afternoon of swimming is a favorite pastime. Some sit by the lake and just relax, always a favorite activity.
This is just a small sample of all of the family activities visitors can partake in when they travel to Lake of the Ozarks. As you can see, this beautiful area has activities indoors and outdoors. From sporting events and outdoor activities to cultural events and educational options, there is plenty to do and see for everyone at Lake of the Ozarks.
About the Author
Dave Huffman is a property manager for vacation rentals in Tan Tar A Estates at the Lake of the Ozarks. Go to http://www.davehuffman.com for lodging.