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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.

Top of the Rock is proudly part of the Johnny Morris Foundation - a non-profit comprised of three world-class conservation attractions. The Johnny Morris Foundation has a profoundly positive national impact on wildlife, conservation and education. Learn more about our sister properties at and

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.