Nestled in the Ozark Mountains of South-central Missouri is a world-class boating, golfing, shopping, and fishing Mecca. The Lake of the Ozarks with more miles of coastline than California is the Midwest’s premier lake resort. Only a couple of hours from St. Louis, Jefferson City, and Branson, it is known as the best place to own a second home in the Midwest. Why is this area so special? True to Missouri’s nickname as the Show Me State, let’s show you!