After nearly two years of construction, the new Dewey Short Visitor Center on Table Rock Lake is open. On hand for Friday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony was Suzanne Edel of Springfield, the great-niece of the late congressman and assistant secretary of the Army for whom the center is named…
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Visitors to the 15-thousand square foot facility will find interactive exhibits highlighting the history of the lake, the dam and powerhouse, as well as a theatre, gift shop and wet lab. The new Dewey Short Visitor Center is twice the size of the old one next door, and allows more room to accommodate the growing number of visitors. The original structure, built in 1975, will now be used for additional office space for the Corps of Engineers.
The doors to the new Dewey Short Visitor Center on Table Rock Lake are officially open following a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley calls the new center a home-run for the entire community and beyond…
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The 10-point-8 million dollar center is located between Table Rock Dam and the Army Corps of Engineers project office. Interactive exhibits look at the Ozarks ecosystem, hydropower and even trout fishing.