Bass Pro founder Morris to open lodge near massive Branson sinkhole

Where others saw a sinkhole, Johnny Morris saw opportunity.

The Bass Pro Shops founder on Tuesday announced plans to open a new lodge adjacent to and overlooking a massive sinkhole that opened at Branson’s Top of the Rock Golf Course in 2015.

Construction of the lodge, which will feature 100 rooms, is scheduled to begin this summer. No cost estimate was provided for the project.

Morris owns the golf course and a large swath of that part of Branson, including the Big Cedar Lodge. He has excavated the sinkhole to depths of 200 feet and dubbed it the “Cathedral of Nature.”

Read more: Springfield News-Leader

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