Things to Do Near Lake of the Ozarks

Below you’ll find links to our favorite Web sites ~ excellent area restaurants, golf courses, and fun things to do during your Missouri vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Begin planning your visit with information about outdoor adventure sites like Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Lake of the Ozarks State Park, where you can enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, and more. There’s also information about our area’s many golf courses. You’ll be pleased to find such unique attractions as Bridal Cave, Big Surf Waterpark, and the Main Street Opry, as well. So before you check-in at The Inn at Harbour Ridge, check out these places!

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Tropic Island Cruises – Enjoy a luxury experience aboard Captain Omer and Jacquie’s new 150 passenger motor yacht. Daily sightseeing cruises.

Celebration Cruises – Off Jeffries Road (54-37) Osage Beach, MO 65065 (5730216-2242. Choose either scenic cruises or dinner cruises with great food!Tell Captain Mike we said “Ahoy there!”

Main Street Music Hall – 1048 Main St , Osage Beach, MO 65065 (573) 348-9500 – has been voted the #1 Music Show at the Lake. Just down the street from the B & B!

Big Surf Waterpark – Splash into the wave pool. Enjoy an easy float down the lazy river or a thrilling ride down the space bowl. Big Surf Water Park and Big Shot Amusement Park are just a five minute drive from The Inn at Harbour Ridge.

Bridal Cave – The Underground Adventure You’ll Never Forget and just a short drive from The Inn at Harbour Ridge!

The Mother’s Shrine – Located on the grounds of St. Patrick’s Church in Laurie, Missouri on Highway 5. The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church features an inspiring 14-foot stainless steel sculpture of Mary with her arms outstretched. Surrounding the sculpture are large slabs of polished black granite that form the Mother’s Wall, into which are etched the names of 2,400 mothers, living and deceased, from 37 states and 14 countries so far. Guests can visit any time of day. For details call 573-374-MARY (6279).

Art & Ambiance Trail – Discover over 20 artists around and about the Lake on the art and ambiance trail. We’re proud to support the Lake’s art communtiy AND we know what ambiance is all about!
573-348-4053 – brings the Lake’s night life to your PC. Check out who’s playing where and when!


Osage Beach Premium Outlets – Shoppers who prefer designer labels have found that all outlet centers are not all the same.  The Premium Outlets  at Osage Beach are home to the finest brands, unique outdoor settings, and savings of 25 to 65 percent every day.

Nautical Landing – Ahoy there, maties! It’s a new specialty store at the Lake bringing “nautical” to landlocked coastal lovers. Choose from tropical and nautical decor. Then take home a taste of the islands.


Baxter’s Lakeside Grill – 2124 Bagnell Dam Boulevard Lake Ozark, MO (573-365-2669) One of our favorite spots….view is great; service excellent; you’ll love the food! Allow us to make your dinner reservation.

J Bruner’s Restaurant – 5166 Hwy 54 Osage Beach, MO (573-348-2966) Ron’s favorite steak place at the Lake. Located in the heart of Osage Beach on Hwy 54, we know you’ll love the Bloody Mary’s, onion rings (must have), and a cocktail in the new Red Room lounge. Allow us to make your dinner reservations

JB Hooks Restaurant – 2260 Bagnell Dam Boulevard Lake Ozark, MO (573-365-3255) Great food, great service, and the best view at the Lake! We know you’ll enjoy this Lake favorite!!!

The Duck Restaurant – 67 Cherokee Road Lake Ozark, MO (573-365-9973) The Lake’s premier fine dining restaurant on the waterfront. Beautiful sunsets, too! Allow us to make your dinner reservation.

Bentley’s Restaurant – 3100 Bagnell Dam Blvd. Lake Ozark, MO 65049 (573-365-5301 Amazing prime rib! Allow us to make your dinner reservation.

Shorty Pants Bar and Grill – located at the Salty Dog Marina….Just down the street from the B & B, it’s a great place for a fun lakeside supper or appetizers. If you like Cajun, you’ll love Shorty Pants. Sue’s favorite is the crab cakes!

City Grill –  5384 Highway 54 Osage Beach, MO (573-302-0848) Dining room, sports bar, night club! Food is good! Check out Papa’s German cuisine on Thursday nights and Sundays. (Ron’s favorite!)

Michael’s Steak Chalet – Michael’s Steak Chalet, voted the best steak house at the Lake, invites you to enjoy an evening of romance, fine cuisine, and impeccable wines. Spectacular views. We’ll be happy to make reservations for you or call 573-348-3611. Give Brent a “shout-out” and let him know we referred you! Love the baked potatoes and lima beans!

Paradise Tropical Restaurant & Coffee Plantation – Our personal “on the water” favorite! Ron and I recommend their Irish nachos, “Bird of Paradise” sandwich, and a little Lake Water, too. Their Paradise coffee is awesome! Located on the 24 mile marker at Lake of the Ozarks.

Toad Cove –  Surely, you’ve heard about Jeremiah’s and the Frisky Frog at Toad Cove! It’s Party Time (and sober chaffeur time, too)!!! By land they’re five miles down Bittersweet Rd on Horseshoe Bend; by water at the 7 mile marker….

On the Rise Bakery & Bistro – One of our favorite luncheon spots! During warm weather their outside patio is a great place to dine.


Seven Springs Winery – 846 Winery Hills Estates Linn Creek, MO (573-317-0100) Just seven minutes from the B & B. Go for the wine, stay for the atmosphere, remember the view! Great place for a late lunch, dinner or music.

Golden Rock Winery – 955 N. Bus. 5 Camdenton, MO (573-317-9463) More than 30 wines to choose from. Lunch and dinner served. Un-Wine-D with them!

Casa de Loco Winery – 442 Riverbird Lane, Camdenton, MO 65020 (573) 317-9695. Bit of a drive; gorgeous view overlooking the Niangua River.

Summit Lake Winery – Come join us to sample our wines in our year-round tasting room. Then, choose from our Native American and French Hybrid wines, or choose from our wide variety of foreign and domestic beers.


Wehrenberg Theatres – Osage Village 5 Cine ~ Hwy 54 in Osage Beach. Check Wehrenberg’s site for movies playing here at the Lake during your B & B stay! Cuddle up with your honey and enjoy a good movie at the Cine; then come back to the Inn at Harbour Ridge and watch one of our complimentary chick flicks or action movies. . . P.S. The popcorn is free here!

Orr’s Studio – Visit Joe and Rita’s studio located at 1405 Hwy KK, just up the street from the B & B. They’re open daily by chance or appointment from 10AM to 5PM. Featuring original paintings of the Lake area by Joe and original paintings and hand pulled serigraphs in a contemporary style by Rita.

The Vine Wine Bar & Gallery – 1375 Rt. KK, Osage Beach, MO 65065 (573) 302-0066 Sip on an exceptional glass of wine and view amazing art all in one place!


Missouri’s State Parks
Ha Ha Tonka State Park – Discover Ha Ha Tonka’s castle, spring and the 3000 acre state park just moments from Harbour Ridge.

Missouri’s State Parks
Lake of the Ozarks State Park – Lake of the Ozarks State Park is Missouri’s largest state park and a 17,300 acre playground.


Sycamore Creek Golf Course – Voted the #1 Golf Course at Lake of the Ozarks by Reader’s Poll for six years! The best value in golf at the Lake is just getting better with age. (Ron loves it when his balls miss the catfish ponds on this course!) Say “hi” to my old banker friend, Danna, give her a big hug, and say “don’t you just love life after banking?” Wink, Wink!

Eldon Country Club – Set a mid a backdrop of wooded areas, Eldon Country Club is sure to provide a pleasurable experience for your golf outing.

Indian Rock Golf Club & Estates – Play at this outstanding golf course, located in Laurie, on your way down to the Lake or as you head for home. This course’s signature 17th hole is a golfer’s favorite.

Rolling Hills Country Club – Some of the Lake area’s best bentgrass greens are highlights of this well maintained Versailles, Missouri, golf course. Close to the Lake, yet removed enough to ensure a tranquil golf experience.


The Bed and Biscuit Resort – where your pet gets treated like royalty. Ditto “W” Westenhaver, our cocker spaniel, recommends their doggie condos, daycare, spa services, and gourmutt treats (homemade cookies)!

Dog Days Inn – Just can’t bear to leave your puppy at home, but really want a worry-free getaway? Dog Days Inn and Lou are located just 3 miles from the heart of Osage Beach. Ditto W. has enjoyed playing and staying at her doggy inn!


Harper Chapel Methodist Church – 10AM Sunday morning services. Pastor Jon will be glad someone from The Inn at Harbour Ridge made it to church!