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Willmore Lodge

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Address: 1 Willmore Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7158
Phone Number:
+1 800-451-4117

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Pretty cool lodge and free!

Went here on the recommendation of the guide at Bridal Cave. Great way to spend a short time learning about the dam. Also the lodge was built elsewhere and then disassembled and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Green, Ohio
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Green, Ohio
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of the guide at Bridal Cave. Great way to spend a short time learning about the dam. Also the lodge was built elsewhere and then disassembled and reassembled here in MO. Very cool. A lot of history in a cool setting. About 1/2 hour visit.

Thank Kathyrose2013
Camdenton, Missouri
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Willmore Lodge is a Welcome Center, Museum and Information Center. The volunteers are there to answer all your questions and are very helpful. The lodge takes you back in time when the lake was created by the Bagnell Dam. Worthwhile to visit and see how this wonderful area came to be. Check website for times. It's not always open... More 

Georgetown, TX
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283 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't really get to tour the building, but they do have an excellent little museum that chronicles the story of the Bagnell Dam. Worth the time to visit ti find out what it took to build the dam/

Thank Tom O
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome view of the lake from an old lodge. Kids and adults learn how a dam creates electricity from water

Thank Christophe S
Marys Home, Missouri, United States
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We re-visit the lodge ever few years just to refresh our memory of the unbelievable story of the making of the dam and to view the beautiful view of the lake. It is truly worth your time!

Thank Mary S
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11 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I went here with my mother in law who was suffering with Cancer.. we were able to enjoy an easy walk for her and take in all the beauty.. one of the best days we shared together.

Thank jenna b
Rockaway Beach, Missouri
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We are just a little bit prejudiced by anything rustic or log-style, but this place is fantastic. It doesn't take long to go through the building and museum but the architecture and the view of the lake are phenomenal and well worth the stop. The lodge was taken down piece by piece from where it was first built in Oregon... More 

Thank Monica R
Sunrise Beach, Missouri
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Learning about the history of the forming and building of the lake of the ozarks. very interesting. if people have not visited here they are missing out on alot.

Thank upngon
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1 review
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful wedding thanks to Wilmore lodge. They decorated very well on top of the view being amazing to begin with

Thank Ashley H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

What a hidden gem. You pass the Willmore Lodge when you cross over the dam and many times I just passed it right up. After a visit there, i always recommend guests to go to Willmore Lodge. The views are fantastic and the volunteers are always happy to share a bit of history about the building, previous owners, and the... More 

Thank Mooreadog

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