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).


Osage Beach Outlet MarketPlace – 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.


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.

Jeffrey’s Prime Rib and Lobster – 1252 Hwy KK Osage Beach, MO (573-348-DINE) Just down the street from us. We think the level of service and eye for detail that Mary and Chef Jeff demonstrate will amaze you….and the food! Happy to add you to the “wish list’ at Jeffrey’s

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!!!

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  … 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!

Michael’s Steak Chalet – Michael’s Steak Chalet 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.

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!

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.


 Marcus Eagles’ Landing Cine ~ Hwy 54 on the other side of  Osage Beach. Check Marcus’ 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.


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.


Bear Creek Valley Golf Club is in the heart of Osage Beach. The course meanders through 250 acres of colorful Ozark forest, meadows and scenic valleys along “Little Bear Creek.” Their restaurant is a great place to stop by for lunch and they have a great driving range where you can warm up!

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.


Harper Chapel Methodist Church – 9AM Sunday morning tradional service; 10:27 Praise Service. Pastor Jim will be glad someone from The Inn at Harbour Ridge made it to church!