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Ralph Foster Museum

1 Cultural Court, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
+1 417-334-6411
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Three floors containing interesting artifacts

So-0-0-0-0 much to see1 We have been back several times over the summer. The Beverly Hillbilly's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Branson, Missouri
Wow! This is a marvelous collection!

Our adult family of six spent about two hours touring the museum. The first floor features many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vickie T
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The Ralph Foster Museum contains a vast collection of artifacts with special emphasis on the history and culture of the Ozark Mountain Region. Originally housed in Abernathy Hall, a boy's dorm on the campus of College of the Ozarks, the building has been transformed into three floors of exhibits where visitors will find many items of interest, such as antiques, dolls, clocks, music items, a large firearms collection, natural history, and textiles, in addition to the Beverly Hillbillies truck that was used in the television series.
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  • Average4%
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1 Cultural Court, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
+1 417-334-6411
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So-0-0-0-0 much to see1 We have been back several times over the summer. The Beverly Hillbilly's truck is so much larger than it looks on TV. Numerous large and closeup animals give you a real sense of their presence, too. Other items of interest include...More

Thank onlytempofcourse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our adult family of six spent about two hours touring the museum. The first floor features many antiques and the car from the Beverly Hillbillies Show. The second floor has a huge and very impressive gun collection. The third floor showcases various entertainers who have...More

Thank Vickie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was difficult to find, it is off the beaten path on the college campus itself and directional signs are lacking. We had to stop and ask directions at the administration building. The most interesting exhibit is the Beverly HIllbillies jalopy. Also, if you...More

Thank Elery E
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Located on the campus of college of the Ozarks, it houses an odd assortment of items donated by many patrons of the college over the years. You can find an original Thomas Hart Benton painting and a collection of barbed wire, weapons, taxidermy animals and...More

Thank taraeire
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Please take the time to see this amazing museum, on the College of the Ozark Campus, in Hollister, Missouri. You won't be disappointed. There are also several other points of interest on the campus to see that will be an educational as well as delightful...More

Thank DeeDubKC
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This small museum has a few war relics from WW2, Vietnam, Korean war. This seems mainly donations from alumni of the College of the Ozarks that are veterans. It's something to do while waiting for a table at the Dobyns dining room.More

Thank cholesteroldoc
Annette S, Manager at Ralph Foster Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

The Veteran Gallery at the Keeter Center is an extension of our museum, but it is not the entire Ralph Foster Museum. The main museum is located on the northwest corner of the campus and is a 3 story structure with 100's of thousands of...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

I have lived in Springfield for 26 years and have been to Branson dozens of times, but has missed this gem until now. This three story museum is full of Americana and history you will not find elsewhere, and is particularly full of exhaustive exhibits...More

Thank farris41
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a museum that is not specific to one area of expertise. There is something to please everyone.

Thank cprinkc
Reviewed 25 October 2017

You don't hear much about this museum but I highly recommend you take an morning or afternoon and check it out. Admission is cheap and there is a lot to see, 3 floors worth of displays. All kinds of cool stuff.

Thank 856dan
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Great museum, has something that will interest everyone. Plan on taking at least two hours or more to see all three floors.

Thank HAL101
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Response from E B | Reviewed this property |
At their website I found the below posted: Monday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday... More