It may be a rainy weekend, but you can still have fun with these indoor activities.
1. Miner Mike’s & Buster’s
With 50,000 square feet, Miner Mike’s in Osage Beach, is a family fun center that features exciting rides, games, simulators and food. This fun zone also has Buster’s, a 12,000 square foot, high-tech playground, including a new elevated indoor go-kart track.
2. Jetz Trampoline Park
Free Style Tarmac? Check. Sky Diving Foam Pits? Check. Rodger Dodger Dodge Ball? Check. B2 Bomber Basketball, Dog Fight Battle Beam, Crosswind Surf Board, Top Gun Ninja Course, Crash Pad Slackline, Turbulent Fidget Ladder and Little Jet Jump Zone? Check all of the above. This Osage Beach establishment is pretty self-explanatory and loads of fun for the family, tropical storm or no.
3. Go to the movies.
Sometimes you can’t go wrong with a classic. Head to the theater at Eagles Landing in Lake Ozark for a movie. A few of the movies now playing include “The Nun” (horror), “God Bless the Broken Road” (drama), “Peppermint” (action/adventure), “Operation Finale” (suspense/thriller), “Happytime Murders” (comedy), “Mile 22” (action/adventure), “Alpha” (action/adventure) and “Crazy Rich Asians” (comedy).
4. Go bowling.
Another classic! Three bowling alleys offer family fun as well as a place to kick back with your buddies. Head to Eagle Lanes in Osage Beach, Westside Lanes in Laurie or Eldon Lanes in Eldon.
5. Go swimming.
The Lake of the Ozarks is fortunate to have an indoor waterpark so you can get your swim on even if the weather outside is gloomy. Timber Falls at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach comes with the requisite lazy river, slides, an activity pool plus plus a large aquatic playground.
6. Lip Sync Battle
This fun fundraiser for the Children’s Learning Center is Friday evening, September 7 at the Inn at Grand Glaize. This event is a blast. Cost is $20 in support of a good cause. Solo, duo and group acts are invited to sign up to win prizes. The first 12 acts to register will perform with the competition judged by a panel as well as the audience. Tickets to the show include appetizers and a cash bar with prizes given away throughout the night. Go to CLC Lip Sync Battle Fundraiser on Facebook or call 573-346-0660 for information.
7. Art show
The Yacht Club at Porto Cima in the Sunrise Beach area is featuring local and regional artists with a show this weekend. The Yacht Club at Porto Cima will host “Art for the Seasons – A Fine Art Extravaganza,” sponsored by the Lake Arts Council. Visitors will have the chance to meet local and nationally-known artists, view their original artwork and purchase the pieces that personally inspire them. There will also be live music for the ears, and, for the taste buds, the culinary art of Porto Cima will be available, along with a cash bar. Doors open Saturday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. As a special feature, the Club will host a meet and greet with the artists 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 7 at the Golf Club House, located 133 Club House Drive in Sunrise Beach. Find out more about the Arts Council at www.artsatthelake.com.
8. Jam out.
The Camdenton Library hosts a Jam Night on the first Friday of the month for those interested in playing music. They have a few instruments available but invite you to bring your own. So you’re in luck, the next one is this weekend, September 7, from 6-9 p.m. Vocalists are also welcome. Or just come by to appreciate. It’s the library. It’s free.
9. Lego play.
Head to a library at the other end of the Lake area for a kid-friendly event indoors on Saturday morning. The Morgan County Library in Versailles is hosting free Lego Play time for kids 10:30 a.m.-noon September 8.
10. Go to the library.
We hate to be redundant, but every library is a great resource. Head to the one nearest you to check out a book and spend your weekend curled up with a good story. Some new books at the Morgan County Library include “Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win” by Jo Piazza, “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World” by Anand Giridharadas, “Give Me Your Hand” by Megan Abbott and “Pieces of Her” by Karin Slaughter.