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Stop here if you have time!

This is a lovely lodge, high on a bluff with gorgeous lake views. It is loaded with history about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kansas City, Missouri
Beautiful building

Free to visit. Beautiful building. Interesting history of the area. Well presented exhibits show... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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1 Willmore Ln, Lake Ozark, MO 65049-7158
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely lodge, high on a bluff with gorgeous lake views. It is loaded with history about the lake and building the dam. Even if you're not a history buff, stop here and check the place out!

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Free to visit. Beautiful building. Interesting history of the area. Well presented exhibits show you what it was like while the dam was being built.

Thank MadisonLabra
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Every stay at the Lake brings us to a spot that we had not explored yet. This trip, it was the historic Willmore Lodge. The little museum inside was detailed about the history of the Bagnell Dam, the lodge, and the area. There's a time...More

1  Thank DonnaR57
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We have been coming to Lake of the Ozarks for 40+ years and have never been to Willmore Lodge. Big mistake. The building is a stunning, beautiful piece of architecture and the museum about the building of Bagnell Dam is really interesting. So glad we...More

Thank MaggieB07
Reviewed July 12, 2018

I don't know how we've lived here so long and did not know about this treasure. If you are in the area it's well worth a visit, very educational, scenic and interesting indeed.

1  Thank RJBandRDB
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This Lodge is full of history and absolutely beautiful architecture and scenery. It’s is a visitor center as well as a museum and a great place to start our visit to the area. It only took a half hour or so to go through and...More

1  Thank Mary Jo S
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The historic Willmore lodge was built as the administrative center for the building of the Bagnell Dam. Volunteers greet you entering the lodge with explanation and to answer ?'s. The museum has an abundance of actual photos and information about the history of the dam....More

1  Thank Dick P
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a great place to visit if you want to know about the history of the dam and lake. A real 1930 experience! And also a great view of the lake from the north shore! And it’s free!

1  Thank Blake W
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This place was the worst stop of our entire spring break trip. There is free parking. That bathroom is limited to one stall. The building is historic & has displays down one hallway. We just could not believe how unfriendly the workers here were! There...More

Thank nowincolorado
Reviewed May 31, 2018

What a spectacular building. It reminded me of the lodges that we have seen at National Parks. The view from the windows and the decks outdoors is spectacular also. We wound our way through an in depth and enthralling museum that tells all about the...More

2  Thank Eva S
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William V
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Eva S | Reviewed this property |
It was free. However, the volunteer was so interesting and the exhibits so interesting that I bought a post card and put a small donation in the box (I think it was by the entrance?).
September 14, 2015|
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Response from Bill0522 | Reviewed this property |
9:00-4:30 M-F and 9:00-3:00 Sa and Su. From the Wilmore Lodge website.