Tucked behind the Bagnell Dam Strip behind and to the side of Dogwood Arcade rests a monstrous section of a Redwood tree more than 1,000 years old when it was chopped down in the 1960s.
Near Swinging Bridges Road in Brumley lies a concrete structure simply known as "The Spaceship." Constructed decades ago by a strange gentleman who had every intention of using it to blast off into space, a visit to the site became a sort of right of passage for teens who covered it in graffiti.
2. The History Tree
Tucked behind the Bagnell Dam Strip behind and to the side of Dogwood Arcade rests a monstrous section of a Redwood tree more than 1,000 years old when it was chopped down in the 1960s. According to a plaque at the vintage tourist site, this particular cross-section grew over 120 feet above ground. Count each ring, showing one year of growth, to trace back to major historical events marked by stickers on the stump.
3. Iberia Jail
Speaking of history, visit the old jail in Iberia for a look back in time when local jails were, let’s say, a little simpler. The tiny Iberia Jail was built in 1910 by Harrison Smith and his sons, Cap and Pea, according to the Miller County Historical Society.
4. Old Steps
Mounting steps can still be seen on the grounds of the Harper Chapel United Methodist Church in Osage Beach. Founded in 1868, ladies arrived for church in long, full skirts. The steps helped ladies and senior citizens get in and out of carriages and wagons and aided those on horseback.
5. Hollywood Signs
The newest items in this list, by far, are the two large, LED-lighted signs made with a similar look to the iconic Hollywood sign in California. The “Lake of the Ozarks” sign has been welcoming visitors from atop a bluff in Lake Ozark for 10 years. Just this year, the west side area of the Lake celebrated the completion of its new “Lake of the Ozarks Westside” sign placed on a hillside on the north end of Highway 5 in Laurie.