This is on my favorite place to visit list. The Willmore Lodge is a gorgeous Adirondack style building with an amazing view of the Lake of the Ozarks dam. The museum provides historic pictures of the area before the dam, while building the dam, and illustrating the dam features as well as its wildlife. This building was completed in 1930 by the Union Electric Company and is now the office of the Lake Area Chamber. I thoroughly enjoy a walk around the building to see all the pictures of the dam and the times as it was built.
I tell everyone who will listen to grab a sandwich and drink on your way there, tour the building, and sit out back (lakeside) to enjoy a casual lunch with a beautiful view. As you are leaving, head across and travel to the far side of the dam. It is fun to watch the power of the water as it is expelled and the fisherman as they pull in the big ones!