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Discover Summertime in the Ozarks at Big Cedar Lodge

by Mary Melnick

May 6, 2024

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Destinations / North America

This summer, take family summer travels to Big Cedar Lodge. To celebrate the warm season, the award-winning, family-friendly wilderness resort launches the Best Summer Ever offer filled with memorable adventures and family fun.


Highlights include:


Guys’ Getaway

Tee off your trip with a round of golf at award-winning Payne’s Valley Golf Course, designed by Tiger Woods. Set off on a cave adventure on the Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail. End the night at Buffalo Bar or the resort’s Whiskey Bar for a cigar and nightcap. The next day, fish on Table Rock Lake, play another round of golf at one of Big Cider’s five golf courses or go bowling at Fun Mountain.



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Summer Date Night

Leave the kids behind and enjoy a memorable date where you will learn how to decorate candy bars while piecing together meats, cheese, veggies, fruits and more for a delicious charcuterie board. Finish the night by burning your favorite design on a souvenir charcuterie board.


Lady Liberty Cruise

Set sail on the custom-built, 62-inch, luxury dinner yacht. The yacht has a beautiful main cabin; a unique fantail veranda; and a spacious, open-air upper deck. Plan your next family reunion or summer get together on Lady Liberty.



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Luxury Glamping

Soak up the dog days of summer by glamping at Camp Long Creek. Stay in one of the camp’s stylish new camp cabins and camp huts along Table Rock Lane. Family-friendly activities include access to the lake and surrounding beach, a pool with luxury lounge chairs, games, and a s’mores kit.


Summer Dance Party

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Swimmin’ Hole with a night of non-stop fun. The dance party will feature a DJ, dance music, games, thrilling competitions, s’mores and much more. The event takes place July 1 at 7:30 p.m.




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