City of Laurie, Missouri

Lake of the Ozarks

The City of Laurie, Missouri

Fun Attractions

Lake of the Ozarks

Bagnell Dam was completed in May, 1931, forming the largest man-made lake in the world at that time. It formed the "Lake of the Ozarks" that is 92 miles long and has 1,150 miles of meandering shoreline. Camdenton is near the western edge of the lake on the Niangua arm.
The lake provides residents and vacationers alike the opportunity to enjoy many water sports, including skiing, fishing (bass, crappie, catfish), boating, riding of personal water craft,
and swimming.
The lake draws over 3 million people annually who enjoy the beautiful outdoor activities available in the area.
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State Parks

Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Located just 5 miles from Camdenton's Town Square is Ha Ha Tonka State Park, where breathtaking scenery, hiking trails, castle ruins, and spelunking await you. This geological wonderland combines caves, a huge natural bridge, soaring bluffs, an interesting assortment of trees, wildflowers and rock formations, and one of Missouri's largest springs that helps feed the lake. Accessible, paved walkways and rugged rocky trails provide adventure for all types of hiking levels. Stretching over 5,000 acres, this wonderland merits a visit to uncover the natural beauty as well as the fascinating story of how the European-style castle ruins became the focal point at the highest point of this Lake-area wonder.

Ozark State Park
Nearby Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Missouri's largest, offers caving as well as a variety of wooded hiking trails on which to walk, run, bike, or ride a horse. Trails from a half-mile to 15 miles provide spectacular views and a closer look at the quieter side of nature.
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Old St Patrick Church

The history of St. Patrick Church dates back to 1822 when a group of seven Osage Indian Chieftains rode into Florissant, Missouri to the home of Bishop Louis W.V. DuBourg S.S. of the Louisiana Territory and the Floridas, to request a missionary to visit and minister to their people living in various villages along the waters of the now-named Osage River. Click Here for more History.

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National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church

The shrine was constructed in the mid-1980's as a way to honor Mary, the mother of Jesus and to handle the overflow crowds at the summer services. In 2003, the shrine was recognized as the 16th National Shrine in the United States. The Mother's Wall is a tribute to all mothers, living or deceased. Click Here for more info.

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Golf Courses
Experience the Legend of Indian Rock

Long ago Osage Indian tribes lived in this remote area.  These densely wooded rolling hills were one of their principal meeting places.  Numerous "thong trees" (saplings bent to the ground and tied down), found throughout Indian Rock, were used by the Osage Indians as markers to show the way to various destinations.  While playing golf at Indian Rock it's not hard to imagine the sheer beauty and serenity that early natives must have experienced when they discovered these picturesque grounds.
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Westlake Aquatic Center

Is an indoor pool open to the public year round.  The mini-olympic size pool houses 4 lap lanes and ranges in depth from 3 ft to 9 ft with water temperatures at 85 to 87 degrees daily.The pool offers daily water aerobic classes, lap swims, as well as wellness and open swim times.  Swim lessons are available. 
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WestSide Lanes Bowling

Bowling center. Snack bar, with state of the art automatic scoring, a rockin' sound system and amusement area.

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Other Attractions

Laurie Nature Trail - Located at the Laurie Ball Park on State Road RA

Other area attractions include:

Water Parks
Caves
Trout Fishing
Festivals
Summer Concerts
Museums
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Orion Center

Orion Science Center is the fun learning place for kids and adults at Lake of the Ozarks . Whether you like rockets or dinosaur fossils...indoor museum or outdoor activities - it's the place for you. Indoor attractions include space exhibits from the St. Louis Science Center , the Clifford Wilson Archaeology Collection, the Bone Room featuring a life-size cast of the head of Stan the T-Rex, the Paleo Lab fossil casting room and more.  Then go on an adventure to the land of the dinosaurs in our DinoSpace Adventure Fun Park where civilized technology confronts the dinosaurs.  Walk an Ozarks nature trail while you build and launch a paper rocket, shoot a Tyrannosaurus with a trebuchet, fight off giant beasts with the water balloon Slingasaurus and climb into a tree on the liftasaurus.  Great family fun.
 
Orion Center is on Highway 5 about a mile south of the Hwy 54 intersection in Camdenton , Missouri .  Call for hours at (573)346-5516