The building of Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks brought people to the area and created a solid economic base during the time of the Great Depression. Today, the economy continues to do well along the historic Bagnell Dam Strip. With so much to do and see along "The Strip", locals and visitors alike continue to flock to the area.
At the entrance to the strip a giant Indian stands with an upraised arm. He is one of the notorious "muffler men" created in the 1960's for various gas station chains. Made entirely of fiberglass, this chief once held a giant muffler as advertisement for the services of his particular station. He now stands guard at the entrance to Bagnell Dam Strip, welcoming guests to the fun and entertainment that awaits.
Currently there are 95 stores along The Strip selling clothing, shoes, swimwear, fireworks, and handmade items. There are gifts and souvenirs galore. If you are here for a visit and left something at home - don't worry, we have it!
Following a morning of shopping, you might find you are a little hungry. The Strip has all kinds of food for all sorts of tastes! Whether you want to grab something on the run from a carnival type kiosk or you prefer to sit down in a classy restaurant, you will find it here. And oh! Oh! Oh! ..... the Fudge and Ice Cream! You can't leave without having some!
With the shopping done and the meal finished, it will be time for a bit of entertainment. The Strip has that too! Bumper Cars, Batting Cages, Climbing Walls, Parasailing, Bungee Jumping, Boat Rentals, Cable Cars, Miniature Golf, and 10¢ Skeeball - yes, you can still have fun for under a buck -- at the Bagnell Dam Strip! We guarantee you won't be bored here.
The perfect end to a fun and full day might just be attending a great country music show. Some of the best country music plays at Lake of the Ozarks. Three Oprys have provided great entertainment for more than 5 decades. In addition, there is an awesome fireworks display every Saturday night at dusk down by the dam.
Many visitors come to play but find they want to stay. The beautiful countryside and friendly towns and communities have much to offer. If you are one of those folks feeling drawn to our neck of the woods, we would like to offer our services.
Lake Real Estate Pros has over 20 years experience helping people find the home of their dreams. We have everything from condominiums to multi-million-dollar mansions. Lisa Elliott and the team at Lake Real Estate Pros are ready to help you find your dream house. Call us today at 573-365-7332 or visit our site and check out the current Lake Ozark luxury listings. Lake of the Ozarks is calling. Come join us!