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Spring into adventure this season at Big Cedar Lodge

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the perfect family destination awaits. America’s Premier Wilderness Resort, Big Cedar Lodge has been a key part of families’ lives for decades. Over the years the adventure and beauty of the rustic luxury resort continues to grow and pave the way as a one-of-a-kind family destination. With a multitude of activities and events, your family will be eager to return for more memory-making year after year.

Spend time connecting to nature during our Adventure in the Great Outdoors Season this March-May and immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural landscapes of the Ozarks. We have everything you need to disconnect from the busy world. With so much to offer, your family can enjoy fishing, the beautiful scenery, cozy evening campfires, and much more.

A father and daughter fish together of the shores of Table Rock Lake
A father and daughter fishing on Table Rock Lake
A father and young boy play mini golf at the Big Bass Mini golf course at Big Cedar Lodge
A father and son enjoying the Big Bass mini golf course

With our roots in conservation, bringing families together through outdoor adventures is an instrumental part of our unique resort offerings.

Whether it’s a family movie night on the Swimmin’ Hole Lawn every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday or a round of golf at our nine-hole putt-putt course, the opportunities for family fun are endless. You’ll even end up taking a shot from inside a large-mouth bass.

Guests enjoying Movie on the Lawn at Big Cedar Lodge
Guests enjoy a summertime outdoor movie on the lawn
A young boy playing on the Big Bass Mini Golf course
A young boy enjoying the Big Bass mini golf course

No trip to Big Cedar Lodge is complete without a trip to Fun Mountain. This one-of-a-kind experience brings out the kid in all of us! With 50,000 square feet of action-packed activities, the whole family will never want to leave. You’ll enjoy a full arcade, bumper cars, underwater-themed bowling, laser tag, a golf simulator and so much more.

Fun Mountain go-karts for the kid in all of us at Big Cedar where adults can drive the Nascar-inspired track.
Experience the adrenaline rush of our NASCAR-inspired go-carts
Mom helping daughter bowl at Fun Mountain underwater-themed bowling alley at Big Cedar
Dive into our underwater-themed bowling at Fun Mountain

Not only can families come together through interactive activities, but children can also learn and grow together through our numerous kids’ adventure club offerings. While mom and dad enjoy Brunch on the Lady Liberty Cruise or a trip to the Cedar Creek Spa, the kiddos get to enjoy four hours of Big Cedar-style fun! We will have a skill lesson followed by an excursion where the kids get to practice what they learned. We will do a themed craft, make a cozy critter, and enjoy games that go along with our adventure! Excursions include fishing, BB Guns, Archery, and seek and find (an outdoor scavenger hunt). 

A young man playing archery tag at Big Cedar Lodge
Get some extra dose of excitement at our Archery Tag course
The Lady liberty sails on Table Rock Lake
Take in views of the Ozarks aboard the Lady Liberty cruise
Kid playing checkers at the Discovery Center at Fun Mountain at Big Cedar
Children playing checkers at Kids’ Adventure Club

Nothing brings families together like family game night, and at Big Cedar Lodge we have an exciting lineup of games for all ages. Parents, before you head off to Bingo & Beverage, drop the kids off for some bingo fun of their own. They’ll enjoy a couple of rounds of Kids’ Bingo and earn prizes for winning! We also have games the entire family can participate in. Learn if your family has what it takes to win it in a minute? Join us at Fun Mountain for an hour of silly and challenging games. Winning teams will be awarded prizes and random trivia questions will be asked throughout the activity for bonus prizes.

A little girl reviews her bingo board at Kids Bingo at Big Cedar
A little girl plays bingo at Kids’ Bingo
A group of adults playing Beverage & Bingo at Big Cedar Lodge
A group of adults enjoys a game of Beverage & Bingo

Experience award-winning golf in the Missouri Ozarks! Inspired by a deep desire to connect people to nature, Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, set out to create one of the greatest golf experiences in the country. Guest can discover the beauty of the Ozarks at some of NATURE’S FINEST™ courses that Big Cedar Lodge has to offer, designed by some of the top names in golf: Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Rates vary by course and season.

Set among the majestic Ozark Mountains near the Big Cedar Lodge, Payne’s Valley is the first public TGR Design golf course in the United States. Sprawling, wide fairways  showcase playability, while also allowing strategic angles and shot values to be emphasized to challenge experienced players. The green surrounds are designed to promote creativity and a variety of recovery options, while the fairway rough will be maintained to low heights of cut to further promote a fun, enjoyable golf experience.
An aerial shot of Payne’s Valley by Tiger Woods
Family golfing together on putting green at Big Cedar Golf.
A family playing a round of Golf at Mountain Top

Resort guests can book tee times 30 days or more in advance of the arrival date by calling the reservations team. Resort guest rates are available when booking by phone only. For those not staying at Big Cedar Lodge, tee times can be booked up to 30 days in advance, and 60 days in advance for tee times falling between June 15th and August 15th. Reservations required. The booking window is subject to change.

Food is one of our many passions at Big Cedar Lodge, and we’ve designed some of the finest dining experiences in the region. With award-winning options ranging from casual to fine dining, immerse yourself in our world-class cuisine experiences. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy genuine Ozarks hospitality, breathtaking views, and an unforgettable experience.  Eleven incredible restaurants plus catering are available to overnight guests and the public.

Osage Restaurant rotunda room at Top of the Rock at Big Cedar
Osage Restaurant rotunda room at Top of the Rock at Big Cedar
A couple makes a toast over dinner at Osage Restaurant, just as the sun dips below the horizon
Cheers to an amazing vacation experience at Big Cedar Lodge
Guests enjoy dinner with a lakeside sunset view at the Historic Worman House Bistro, overlooking Table Rock Lake
Dining with a sunset lake view at The Worman House Bistro

After a jam-packed day of fun, head to the Truman Lawn for s’mores around the campfire. The opportunities are truly endless at Big Cedar, we want to help make this an unforgettable season for your family! Come discover a place where your to-do list can wait, and the whole family can unplug, unwind, and reconnect to what matters.

Marshmallows being roasted over a fire for s'mores
Marshmallows being roasted over a fire for s’mores
Family sitting near campfire roasting marshmellows
A family roasts marshmallows over a fire at Big Cedar Lodge