Chosen by Rural Missouri readers as Missouri's best Day Trip destination, Lake of the Ozarks was lauded as the Best Recreational Lake in the U.S. by readers of USA Today/10 Best in 2015. With more than 1,100 miles of shoreline and an abundance of recreational activities, the Lake of the Ozarks offers fun for all ages.
In September 2008, the Guinness Book of World Records awarded Dan and Carolyn Sanazaro's 42-foot, 1-inch steel rocker the designation "World's Largest Rocking Chair" which it held until 2015, when a larger chair was completed in a neighboring state. It's still a sight to behold - and Rural Missouri readers' favorite Roadside Attraction - and is situated along Route 66 (Route ZZ) outside of Cuba.
The remains of a huge, circa 1905 European style stone castle add an air of mystery to this Missouri State Park. Situated atop towering bluffs, the views of the Lake of the Ozarks are majestic. More than 15 miles of winding trails take you past caves, a spring, sink-holes, a natural bridge and down to the lake.
One of Missouri's most beautiful show caves, Bridal Cave has been the spot of more than 3,000 weddings, which is perhaps one of the reasons it was selected as the state's best cave by readers of Rural Missouri.