Located in the idyllic Ozark Highlands, Meramec Vineyards offers visitors a full experience of drinking, eating, shopping, and learning. Its small, cozy eatery, Bistro d'Vine, is open for lunch daily and serves a menu of fresh, seasonal bistro fare, such as quiche with baby greens ($7.35), pork tenderloin with fresh fruit, cheese, and caramelized onions ($7.45), and salmon served over a greek salad ($9.95). Meramec also has bottled wine ($8.95–$23.95) available for purchase for sipping or for christening cruise ships. There's a wine to suit all occasions, including Celebration White ($9.95) for clambakes, New World Red ($8.95) for Thanksgiving feasts, and a pumpkin-flavored Harvest Moon ($10.95) for scaring already skittish Ichabod Cranes. Guests can commemorate their time at Meramec with non-liquid souvenirs from the gift shop, such as gourmet food, wine openers, or a local artist's rendering of you buying his painting.
The Zone, a family fun center, includes skating, a fully loaded arcade, laser tag, laser maze, soft play area, bounce areas, and fun for the whole family! Kokomo Joe's consists of mini-golf, go karts, blow up obstacle course and water slide. Batting cages coming soon!
Though its calm flow and smaller volume make it an ideal venue for kayaking, it's not unusual for paddlers traversing the Little Piney River to go an entire trip without seeing another human being. Unlike destination rivers choked by tourists carted in by the busload, the Little Piney offers serenity in its seclusion, whether for lazy floats along its banks or fishing. Blue Heron Boatworks caters to all aspects of a successful kayaking trip, from shuttling guests to their starting points to politely encouraging the river to reverse its flow for visitors who drop their paddles on the shore.
Lake Ozark Helicopters shepherds tour-goers in FAA-certified ethereal steeds over the scenic Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Missouri’s largest state park. Stratospheric sojourners undergo a safety briefing before embarking on the aerial adventure. During the 26- to 30-mile tour, passengers enjoy window views as they soar over the glistening Lake of the Ozarks, whiz over the Bagnell Dam, and catch sights of deposed wizards filching gold bricks from Million Dollar Row. The Robinson R-44 four-seater zips through the atmosphere over Shawnee Bend and Grand Glaize Bridge as an experienced guide delivers local area information via voice-activated headsets worn by each passenger. After the motorized bird touches down to earth, staff members unlock the helicopter doors and allow passengers to exit with a jubilant flap of the arms.
2 Story 7800 SqFt lazer tag arena with upto 30 people playing at a time. Indoor blackilight mini-golf, arcade with redemption and fresh made pizza and soda. Great family fun for kids and Adults. Riverfront Times 2010 winner Best Place for a Grown-up Birthday Party. Winner 2010 Best of Business for Amusement Concession.
Bass fishing seems to be in Jay Grave's blood. Jay inherited his love of angling straight from his father, who taught him how to catch and haul in the large fish in the Iowa Great Lakes before he could even walk. When he grew up, it was no surprise that Jay would enter the world of career fishing. After fly-fishing stints in a few western states, he returned to the Midwest to compete in tournaments, winning Southwest Minnesota Bass Casters Club's Big Bass Payout in 2011. Eventually, Jay settled in Lake of the Ozarks, founding Grave Fishing, LLC to teach others how to fish in the bass-rich waters. He even offers tournament-style experiences, in which he competes with his passengers in a contest to see who can snag the most fish or Jimmy Hoffa pinky rings.