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Lake West

          Ever since the Lake of the Ozarks was created in 1931, its
          west side has been known as the “quiet side.” But, that’s
          slowly changing. The Community Bridge, opened in 1998,
          has made it easier to access the Highway 5 corridor. As a
          result, more visitors are discovering the scenic west side.

                                                               Home to many unique places to relax
                                                               Highway 5 from Laurie leads to Sunrise Beach, Hurricane
                 Captain Ron’s; Home of the Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout  Deck and Greenview. Other west-side towns include Climax
                                                               Springs and Stover.
          Versailles serves as the western gateway to the Lake. Its
          historic Martin Hotel, once a stop on the 1846 stagecoach                  Lake of The Ozarks West
          line, houses the fascinating 20-plus-room Morgan County                    Chamber Of Commerce
          Museum—truly a must-see. Versailles’ nostalgic downtown                    Lake West Visitor Center
          features unique shops, restaurants and the circa-1930 Royal                125 Oddo Dr, Sunrise Beach
          Theatre. The Old Tyme Apple Festival, held in October,                     Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
          attracts more than 30,000 visitors. Nearby are golfing,                    (573) 374-5500
          dining, attractions and a cave that is the only completely       
          handicap-accessible show cave in Missouri.

          In Gravois Mills, the Lake Area’s oldest town, platted in 1884,            Stover Chamber of
          you’ll find antique shops, quaint restaurants and a scenic                 Commerce
          trout hatchery that offers fishing.
                                                                                     P.O. Box 309
                                                                                     Stover, MO 65078
          On Highway 5 on the north end of Laurie, is the Shrine of                  Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
          St. Patrick Church, home of the National Shrine of Mary,                   (573) 746-1011
          Mother of the Church. This internationally recognized non-       
          denominational shrine is dedicated to mothers everywhere,
          regardless of race, color or creed. Off Highway 5, on State                Versailles Area
          Rd O, is the original Old St. Patrick Church, Cemetery and                 Chamber of Commerce
          Museum. Built in 1868, it has been lovingly restored and is
          now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.                    Versailles Visitor Center
                                                                                     109 North Monroe, Versailles
          Laurie offers a wide array of lodging and dining choices to                Monday, Wednesday and Friday:
          suit your vacation needs.  You will find very unique specialty             10:00 am - 4:00 pm
          and antique shops, a multi-screen cinema, golf, nightlife and              (573) 378-4401
          live music, both on and off the water.                                                                                                        7
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