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College of the Ozarks

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Address: One Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65616
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+1 417-334-6411
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College of the Ozarks, known as "Hard Work U," is more than a...

College of the Ozarks, known as "Hard Work U," is more than a college. It's a destination with tons of family-friendly activities, including two museums, an old-fashioned grist mill, fruitcake and jelly kitchen, stained glass studio, and exquisite 4-star dining at Dobyns Dining Room in The Keeter Center. It's a great way to spend a day while you are in the Branson area. The only thing that requires admission is the Ralph Foster Museum ($6 Adults, $5 Seniors, and Free to all 18 and under). Dobyns Dining Room offers a farm to table experience without breaking the bank. Come learn why this unique college is nationally known.

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A place with some free things to see, The Keeter Center had a wonderful resturant too.

Has a huge history museum with a small cost. A working mill, old school house, greenhouse, in summer on certain days a farmers market.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Forsyth, Missouri
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Forsyth, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Has a huge history museum with a small cost. A working mill, old school house, greenhouse, in summer on certain days a farmers market.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This College has the students cooking and serving in their dining hall, reservations are a must. Very good. Firearms museum is on several floors and is quite extensive, plan on spending 3-4 hours minimum.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience. This restaurant is staffed by college students. They take great pride in their work and school. The food was awesome

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit. The Keeter Center and Dobyns Dining Room were great! The museum(s) are very informative and educational - one costs $. Overall, would recommend stopping and seeing what a work college is and does. You may still have faith in the nest generation when you leave.

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Salem, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a tour of this interesting college and were given free samples of fruit cake. It was delicious! The sign says students work their way thru school.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE stopped by a what a campus. The college kids raise their animals, tend to the gardens and milk the cows! They make their won fruitcakes, jams, and ground meal. There is still an old working meal to grind the grain on campus. Beautiful old church on campus that all are required to attend.

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Cape Fair, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful college. The students work their tuition off and run pretty much everything. They work the gardens, raise beef, pigs, make fruitcakes, jellies, ice cream, etc., etc. They work in all capacities while going to school. They run an excellent restaurant there. And they are taught what it means to be an American.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit. We always visit the college when we are in Branson. The food is good. we love going to the different venues including the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most visitors to Branson hit the shows or Silver Dollar City. My advice is check out the college of the Ozarks. The restaurant is great and the students work there. Don't miss the Ralph Foster museum, they have a weapons section that is unbelievable. Oh and the Beverly Hillbillies' truck

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing place with a museum on campus that is a must, don't doubt this place. Top notch staff (students) clean and rooms are amazing cabin like as is everything in Branson, cozy quiet and respectful place. Don't forget to get the homemade items produced right on campus like the summer sausage. The brunch forget bout it not crowded... More 

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