Monday, July 12, 2010
The Ozarks tourist spots
The Ozark hill region of central and southern Missouri is famed for its wooded mountaintops; clear spring-fed streams; and water playgrounds, the Lake of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake. Branson, the nation’s second country music capital after Nashville, attracts 7 million visitors a year to its star studded theatres.
Central Missouri’s Lake of The Ozarks, formed by the damming o the Osage River in 1931,is the state’s largest lake, with 1,300 mi of shoreline sprawling over 58,000 acres. In summer crowds of vacationing families descend on the numerous resorts, motels and tourist attractions; better times to visit may be spring, when the dogwoods are in bloom, and fall, when the wooded hills come alive with color.