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The Vision of Top of the Rock

Admiring and Caring for the Natural Landscape

Located on a bluff overlooking the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake, Top of the Rock preserves Missouri’s rich history and intrinsic beauty. Top of the Rock features world-class activities and attractions, including Top of the Rock Golf Course, Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail, and the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum.

As a young man, Johnny Morris, founder of Big Cedar Lodge and Bass Pro Shops, spent time spelunking in a vast cave, hunting for mushrooms. Years later, as part of his goal to sustain and share the history of the Ozarks, he acquired the land, working with a team of craftsmen to unearth what we now cherish as Top of the Rock—using the natural landscape as a guide.

Bass Pro Shops believes that caring for the land and the water that surrounds, breeds a fierce desire to sustain it. It’s this belief that has guided Johnny Morris to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience that exists at Top of the Rock today.

The Secrets of Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve is a national treasure in America’s heartland. Not only is it home to one-of-a-kind attractions, but it’s filled with hidden gems that make it a destination unlike any you’ve visited before. Take a look to see some of the Top of the Rock secrets revealed right before you.