Construction of a highly anticipated family-friendly resort with rides and entertainment at Lake of the Ozarks is set to begin this year, with plans to dazzle tourists by summer 2024.
Developers of the $350 million project known as Oasis at Lakeview promise the new resort and entertainment district set in Osage Beach will be packed with winding roller coasters, playful rides, an indoor water park, an amphitheater, a marina, luxury hotels and a variety of eating options.
The land was acquired by Big Thunder Marine back in 2021, and plans for the new year-round tourist destination have been in the works for the past couple years. The project is set to span twenty-five acres along the Lakeport property at Highway 54 and Jefferies Road.
The project’s two main developers are SkyView Partners and Tegethoff Development, both based in St. Louis.
“The Osage Beach community has been asking for more family-friendly entertainment options, and I am proud to work with SkyView Partners and Tegethoff Development to help deliver such a large investment to our city,” says Osage Beach Mayor Michael Harmison.
SkyView has brought several amusement-oriented attractions to cities across the country, including the SkyView Atlanta observation wheel in Georgia and SkyStar ferris wheel and Bay Plunge tower in San Francisco, California. Tegethoff Development is responsible for numerous luxury lifestyle developments in the Midwest.
The development team recently announced an agreement with Marriott International to build a full-service, four hundred-room Marriott hotel featuring a large conference center, full-service spa, outdoor pool and pickleball courts on the edge of the lake as part of the development. The hotel will be adjacent to both the fifty thousand-square-foot indoor water park being constructed by the manufacturer OpenAire and the two-hundred-foot-tall observation wheel. The marina will have public docks and a boardwalk leading out onto the water.
Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe estimated that the park would create approximately five hundred new jobs and bring at least five hundred thousand more tourists to the growing Ozarks area. “I welcome this project for its future impact on mid-Missouri’s economy as well as its commitment to bringing a centrally located, state-of-the-art entertainment district to the Osage Beach community,” Kehoe says.
Partners on the project hope to make Oasis at Lakeview a premier tourist destination for the Midwest. “We look forward to elevating the family-friendly offerings at this proven tourist destination,” says Todd Schneider, co-managing partner of SkyView Partners.