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January 9, 2011

Winter Travel Tips & Story Starters
Fun isn't Frozen Out at Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. - 
The winter off-season at the Lake of the Ozarks means smaller crowds, discounted rates and plenty of fun activities for the whole family. Read on for hot topics and tips to get you started on winter stories about the Lake of the Ozarks.  For more info, color images or other assistance, please contact
Marjorie, Jo, Gene or Kyle at The Beenders-Walker Group.

REDEFINE YOUR VACATION ...

Bridal Cave leaves visitors in awe year around.

Don't limit yourself - vacations aren't just for the spring and summer anymore! Load up your vehicle and drive the family to the Lake of the Ozarks for some off-season excitement. The Lake has a variety of family events and attractions that are open year-round. From activities like hiking, visiting a show cave, snowshoeing, fishing and bird watching to the exciting rides for kids and great games at arcades or even the wet-and-wild amusement of an indoor waterpark, there's always something for families to do at the Lake of the Ozarks.

 

Timber Falls Indoor Waterpark at Tan-Tar-A Resort is a hit with the kids in the winter months.

Or perhaps a nice, peaceful trip to the Lake is more your style. Spas provide that relaxation you're seeking with pampering via soothing massages, facials and body treatments. Approximately 30 local restaurants offer dining with a view of the sparkling Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you're seeking winter excitement or just a little peace and quiet, there are plenty of lodging options, including cozy cabins, resorts, condos or romantic bed and breakfasts where you can sit by a fireplace to unwind. For more information about all of the attractions, events and lodging at the Lake, please call 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) or visit the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau's website, FunLake.com.

MARDI GRAS PUB CRAWL ...

On Feb. 11, eighteen buses safely transport revelers to bars and restaurants around the Lake of the Ozarks area for a night of fun, entertainment and great food at the 11th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. Buses start at 4 p.m. and the cost for a ride on the shuttles is $5 per person. Bus fee includes drop off and pick up at participating hotels and motels. For a complete schedule of entertainment and for an up-to-date directory of hotels, motels, bars and restaurants participating in the Pub Crawl, visit LakePubCrawl.com. For a list of all resorts, hotels and motels available in the area, please contact the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau at 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) or visit the CVB online at FunLake.com.

 

BEATLEMANIA AT THE LAKE...

Liverpool LegendsLiverpool Legends, the world's premier Beatles tribute band, will invade Osage Beach's Main Street Music Hall (at the Landing on Main Street) for the fourth straight year. The Legends are scheduled for two performances at the Music Hall - one on Friday, March 2 and another on Saturday, March 3. Shows start at 8 p.m. on both evenings. Come together to watch as the Liverpool Legends take you on a Magical Mystery Tour through the Beatles' entire career, as well as the solo work of John, Paul, George and Ringo. The tribute band was hand-picked by Louise Harrison (George Harrison's sister) and has been heralded by notables such as former President Bill Clinton, Beatles lead singer Sir Paul McCartney, Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer and former St. Louis Cardinals skipper Tony LaRussa. Tickets are available from the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau. Premium seats are $30 for adults and children; regular reserved seating is $25 for adults and $20 for children. Tickets sold out quickly in previous years, so it's recommended that you get them as early as possible. For more information, please call 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) or visit the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau's website, FunLake.com

 

POLAR ICE, ICE BABY...

Join costumed sub-zero heroes as they run into frigid waters for charity or merely be an on-shore witness to all the chilly insanity by cheering on your friends during the

Polar Plunge. The unique event is set for Feb. 25 at Lake of the Ozarks State Park's Grand Glaize Beach in Osage Beach. Featuring wild costumes, great music and a ton of laughs, the Plunge is all about fun and fundraising for local athletes competing in the Special Olympics. To find out more, please call Crystal Chalk at 573-256-6367 or visit Somo.org on the web.

 

CAN YOU HANDLE THE "CHILL?"...

Brave the elements for an ultimate test of endurance and skill in the Bonk Hard Chill adventure race on Feb. 18 at Ha Ha Tonka State Park near Camdenton. This Heartland Adventure Race Series event, sponsored by Bonk Hard Racing, is a thrilling 7-13 hour adventure race consisting of mountain biking, paddling, running, trekking and orienteering through the beautiful scenery of the Lake of the Ozarks. For more information about the Bonk Hard Chill race, including participant registration, viewing locations for spectators and race-official volunteering, please call 573-302-0250 or visit the Bonk Hard Chill website.  

 

LOOKING AHEAD...

The winter season is loaded with fun fairs, festivals and events at the Lake of the Ozarks! For more information about winter getaway packages, lodging, dining, shopping, events and attractions throughout the Lake area, contact the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau at 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) or visit the Bureau's website, FunLake.com.

 

MARCH 17

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE ON THE WATER

At Ozark Bar-B-Que in Sunrise Beach

573-374-5500    

 

MARCH 24-25

16TH ANNUAL EARLY BIRD OPEN  

BUDDY BASS TOURNAMENT

At Alhonna Resort in Lake Ozark

573-365-2637 

  

MARCH 29-31

GREAT LAKE OF THE OZARKS GOSPEL SING

At Main Street Music Hall in Osage Beach
888-285-7464

 

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Winter is the season of exciting travel stories at the Lake of the Ozarks!  For more information, media assistance or high-resolution photography, please call The Beenders-Walker Group toll-free at 800-544-8474 or email Marjorie, Jo, Gene or Kyle.

 


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LAKE OF THE OZARKS TRI-COUNTY LODGING ASSOCIATION & CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU

Phone: 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) Fax: 573-348-4292 

P.O. Box 1498  Osage Beach, MO 65065

Website: www.FunLake.com  Email: Info@FunLake.com   


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