Bridal Cave, Camdenton

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Bridal Cave is a cave located near Camdenton, Missouri, in Lake of the Ozarks. It takes its name from the Osage Native American legend of Conwee, the son of an Osage chief who desired to marry the daughter of the chief of the opposing tribe. He is said to have kidnapped her for this reason. She committed suicide, and later her companion was wed to Conwee's brother Prince Buffalo in Bridal Chapel. Historically, the first couple to be married were married in June 1949, just one year after the cave was opened to the public. Over 3000 weddings have taken place in this cave.
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  • Love this cave. However brought husband for his first time. Despite covid signs posted, not a single employee wore a mask or practiced social distancing anywhere in the ticket area, shop , or tour...  more »
  • Great cave in the Lake of the Ozarks. Cute gift shop, very nice employees. Tour was great! The cave is really beautiful and fairly easy to maneuver. Tour lasted about 30 minutes I think. There are...  more »
  • I visited this cavern with my wife. We visited others in the past and this is a real one. Beautiful colors and forms inside. If you like this type of trips, you must visit this one  more »
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  • A Lake of Ozarks hidden treasure! A guided tour through cave systems that date back thousands of years and a few artifacts left behind by early discoverers. Would definitely be an amazing spot for a very small wedding since the chambers do not allow for large groups and include passage ways that are extremely tight but necessary to get into the main chamber for the classic Bridal Cave photo that they will take for you and available for purchase after the tour. Definitely recommend gift shop full of cute small jewelry and larger geode creations for purchase $$$
  • This is a nice little tourist spot. Tours begin every several minutes. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The cave is quite cool and damp. Parking is available for both cars and boats. There is a gift shop on premises, and a lookout spot with a pay-per-use telescope for viewing the lake.
  • This is an absolutely beautiful cave. This was our first time ever coming here. Definitely recommend it to anybody. The prices in the gift shop areas are pretty expensive. Other than that customer service was wonderful. And our tour guide she was awesome. Thank you again
  • Great hour long tour through an amazingly beautiful caves system! We had River as our tour guide and he was fantastic and very knowledgeable. With the heatwave this was a great escape from the heat! Definitely will be back again to pan for stones or crack some geodes in the visitor center.
  • If you are visiting Lake of the Ozarks, this is definitely worth a visit. Cave guides are really fun and interactive. The cave demonstrates how amazing nature is!

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