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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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Fantastic View of the Lake & Interesting History of the Dam/Area

We've been going to the Lake my entire life and we've never even heard of the Willmore Lodge, I found it via Trip Advisor and it was perfect for a cold Lake day. The Lodge is an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristen M
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to the Lake my entire life and we've never even heard of the Willmore Lodge, I found it via Trip Advisor and it was perfect for a cold Lake day. The Lodge is an impressive log mansion. We were all blown away by how pretty it looked in person. The view off the balcony is the best... More 

Thank Kristen M
Belleville, Illinois
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10 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a number of artifacts on display about the area before the dam was built as well as the dam con.

Thank Peajay26
Lake Ozark, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one beautiful spot! It has a very informative and interesting museum dealing with the construction of Bagnell Dam. However, if you're not into museums, it's still a great place to relax for a bit and enjoy the view from this Beautiful old historical log building! Don't forget to visit the gazebo on the lake front. Wow!

Thank sparso
Green, Ohio
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 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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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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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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

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