Bagnell Dam Shopping
Bagnell Dam Strip is a famous shopping area in Lake of the Ozarks, known locally as “the strip”. It draws locals and visitors alike, all keen to explore the varied shops and retails outlets. There are shops in Bagnell Dam selling everything under the sun, from local crafts and souvenirs, to high fashion and clothing galore. There are also loads of restaurants, amusements and arcades.
Visitors will instantly recognize Bagnell Dam strip when they reach Rebel Arcade and see the iconic big 50-foot tall Indian figure located by the batting cages and Two Bit Town. It’s a local gathering place for teenagers who come to enjoy the amusements. Kids of all ages will love the batting cages with slow, medium, and fast pitch machines. There is mini golf and bumper boats, plus a spooky haunted house and shooting gallery near the giant Indian. There is skee ball and old time bumper car rides, or why not try the Rocket Launch and get launched 500’ into the air.
T-shirt shops are big in Bagnell Dam Strip. Look hard enough and you are sure to find a store selling a t-shirt you like. You and your family can have your photograph taken in old time memorabilia—an old fashioned sepia tinted picture makes a wonderful gift to take home. As you wander around, you can explore the many gift shops and check out local arts and crafts.
In keeping with the old town feeling of Bagnell Dam, there are several historic bars to have a drink in. There are also a wide selection of restaurants where you can enjoy a snack or a meal while you rest your feet after a hard day’s shopping. Pudding can be had from Godot’s Ice Cream Shop. Choose from a wide range of delicious flavors—there is sure to be one you can’t leave without tasting.
The strip is open from 9am – 9pm Monday to Saturday, and 9am – 6pm on Sundays. The amusements stay open until midnight every evening during the summer season, but they are closed during the winter.
Bagnell Dam is the place where Lake of the Ozarks first originated, and is well worth a look once you have exhausted the shopping opportunities. Head down the hill from the Bagnall Dam Strip and take a scenic trip on the sky ride, or perhaps enjoy a cruise around the lake on one of the pleasure boats.
Bagnell Dam Strip Hours Of Operation
Monday Thru Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm
Many amusements open until midnight every night