National Tiger Sanctuary was established in 2000 to create a safe haven for animals and to teach visitors about the environment. The educational facilities explore the conditions that are affecting the planet’s ecosystems, and a group of resident tigers and lions demonstrate the potential beauty of the earth. The Sanctuary houses both big cats, including a mountain lion and a black Asian leopard, and domestic cats and dogs, which often come through homelessness or abandonment. While living at the sanctuary, tigers eat only food approved for human consumption, each portion weighed to the health needs of each animal. Staff members get to know every cat in their care to discover their particular likes and dislikes, and to learn about their personalities. To reduce stress, humans never go into the animal area and never lock the cats in at night.
Year-round, the Ozark Yacht Club provides visitors with a gateway to the 40,000-acre Lake of the Ozarks, a place to store and rent boats in premium wet slips or on-land, and prime spots for hanging out—like the lakeside café and sandy swimming beach, to name just two. Mariners with their own watercraft can launch boats up to 60 feet long, while boatless sailors can browse through the extensive fleet of sailboats and powerboats available for rental, sale, and privateering excursions. There's also a clubhouse with a large room that can accommodate up to 150 guests during private events and celebrations.
Daron Wilkins doesn't just send arrows through the air—he also sends his words. On his prominent radio program and podcast, Wild Idea Outdoors, Wilkins interviews all sorts of personalities from across the hunting industry and dishes on the latest news related to the sport. That expertise comes in handy at Wild Idea Archery, where the certified instructor teaches fledgling archers techniques for hitting a target in the bullseye or delivering an urgent note to the 20th floor of a castle. The archery-only facility encompasses 7,200 square feet of range space, including indoor paper ranges, an outdoor 3D range, and a DART computer system. It also includes a pro shop stocked with bows by brands such as Mathews, Mission
and Hoyt, along with a variety of accessories.
Even if you're running into some bad luck on its 18-hole miniature golf course, it's difficult to feel anything but relaxed at Ozarks Beach Club. That's because the club transports guests to a tropical island with its laid-back tropical theme, enveloping rounds with gurgling waters, sand,
and palm trees. Though they probably won't cross paths with sunbathing pirates looking for some help with their lotion, guests will most definitely come across the club's concession stand stocked with cold drinks, candy, and ice cream. A large on-site patio area also beckons to birthday parties and other group gatherings.
Take a nautical adventure around Ozark when you rent a vessel from Sport Boats USA.
Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a full meal, the restaurant at this center is sure to dish out something delicious.
Grab the kids when you head to this center — its family-oriented atmosphere perfect for the whole clan.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Discover a new form of art at Laura Ingalls Wilder Home in Mansfield, a museum that caters to art enthusiasts.
Feeling hungry? Sit down for a bite to eat at this museum 's restaurant.
Take the kids along too — this museum is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.