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The Lake of the Ozarks is beautiful enough as it is before you even explore Bridal Cave, named after a local legend about lovers from different Native American tribes who had a wedding in these caves a la “Romeo and Juliet.” If you’re the type to find ancient tales and ghosts sweet and aren’t afraid of the dark, it’s quite romantic.