Friday, December 9, 2022

Formal submission completed for planned $300 million amusement center in Central Missouri

St. Louis-based SkyView Partners and Tegethoff Development announced the formal submission of plans to Osage Beach, Missouri, for Oasis at Lakeport, a new $300 million family resort and entertainment district to be developed along the Lakeport property acquired by Big Thunder Marine in 2021, at Highway 54 and Jeffries Road adjacent to the Grand Glaize Bridge. Plans include the development of a family friendly tourist destination, with construction slated to break ground in 2023 and open in summer 2024.

“Oasis at Lakeport will be an offering unlike any other in the region. We are excited about the opportunity to form a partnership with the Osage Beach community to build a new entertainment district for generations to enjoy,” said Todd Schneider, co-managing partner of SkyView Partners. “We look forward to elevating the family friendly offerings at this proven tourist destination.”

Fred Ross, owner of Big Thunder Marine and the Lakeport property, saw immense potential in the location since he first embarked upon the four-year endeavor of its acquisition. “Our pursuit of this property was propelled by an unwavering vision of its eventual development into an iconic family focused entertainment epicenter, and a tremendous asset to the Lake of the Ozarks. I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with SkyView and Tegethoff to execute upon this vision, and witness its manifestation into what will soon contribute endless memories to visiting families and immense commerce to the Ozark community.”

Construction plans include the creation of a year-round entertainment destination offering 20 acres of amusement rides and attractions along with hotels, restaurants, amphitheater, marina and boardwalk. Amusement offerings will include roller coasters, thrill and family rides and a 200-foot-tall observation wheel.

“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,” said Osage Beach Mayor Michael Harmison. “This world-class team has a proven track record of providing high quality developments and attractions across the U.S.” 

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