Play in Versailles Missouri
Things to do
It seems as though there is always something going on in Versailles, Missouri. From catching a live show at the Royal Theatre to grabbing a bite at one of the many restaurants in town – this small town has it all. Conveniently located close to Lake of the Ozarks, you will never run out of things to do. Explore the magic of Jacob’s Cave or grab your bike and zip around Mennonite Country for an authentic farm to table experience.
The Royal Theatre is an iconic active theatre in downtown Versailles showcasing talented artists around the lake. Every year the theatre puts together one grand musical during the Apple Festival and hosts a number of productions throughout the year. In the past, musicals have included Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins. Visit The Royal Theatre’s website to stay tuned on their upcoming shows and events.
Explore the world’s largest geode; reflective pools, and depth illusion at Jacob’s Cave. This awe inspiring cave has evidence of six ice ages! The lake area’s first commercial cave has been open to the public for over 80 years. Jacob’s Cave is known for hosting the midwest’s largest swap meet events, attracting 30,000 people to the town during each event. The swap meets are a thrifter’s paradise where you’ll find antiques, furniture, and animals for sale. They offer lake front camping with water and electric hookups.
Off the beaten path in the small village of Excelsior marks the heart of this Mennonite community. The Mennonites started moving to the area in 1970 and now offer over 100 merchant shops open to the public. There you will find bakeries, bulk food stores, fabric and quilt shops, bicycle shops, seed stores, farmer’s markets, custom furniture, restaurants, cafes, nurseries, school supply stores, and so much more! Take a look at the Explore Mennonite Country tab for a detailed look at this thriving community.
Rolling Hills Country Club
Rolling Hills Country Club is an 18-hole golf course managed by PGA Golf Professional, Steve Nolawski. The course, which is open to the public, is played over gently rolling terrain that makes it a great course to walk while providing challenges with three lakes, several bunkers, and native grass hazards bordering most holes. The club also has a natural grass driving range and practice green located in front of the proshop.
Lake of the Ozarks
Downtown Versailles is just a 15 minute drive from the north shore of Lake of the Ozarks and one of the lake’s more popular restaurants, Coconuts Bar & Grill. A day at Coconuts is a vacation all on its own. Take a dip in their pool with swim up bar while enjoying the beautiful lake vistas, play sand volleyball, or jump on a trampoline in the lake. Boat and water toys are available for rent as well. Once you’re done soaking in the rays, you can come back to stay at one of Versailles Bed & Breakfasts for the perfect balance of fun and relaxation.
Martin Hotel Museum
The Martin Hotel, also known as the Morgan County Historical Museum, operated as a hotel for 119 years (since 1853) by the same family. During the Civil War, this historical hotel used to house both Union and Confederate troops on IOUs that were never paid. Over the years they continued to house traveling salesman, train passengers, and even outlaw Jesse James. The Morgan County Historical Museum is located on 118 N. Monroe St. in downtown Versailles. For more information, visit their Facebook Page or call (573) 378-5530.