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College of the Ozarks

1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
+1 417-334-6411
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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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“keeter center” (440 reviews)
“beautiful campus” (261 reviews)
“hard work” (262 reviews)
1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
+1 417-334-6411
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're tired of seeing the shows in Branson, take a short drive to the CoO. We had a wonderful and delicious lunch at their inn. If you go for a meal, make a reservation - we waited about an hour. The staff was outstanding...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 3 days ago

toured the campus and very impressed with the set-up. Wish more schools could in cooperated this concept. Milton Hershey has a similar program in Hershey PA.

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the food and the attitude of the workers. We will visit every time we go back to Branson. The food is almost all from the local farm during the summer months and you can tell by the quality and quantity of the meal.

Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went for lunch on a Saturday. This is a first class place to eat. The service is wonderful and the food was delicious with large portions. The meals were reasonably priced running in the $12 - $14 range. Some of the food is raised...More

Thank HappyGrannie2011
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting war memorial exhibit when we were there. Sorry that we just missed the play that the students put on; people were saying it was very good. Good ice cream! Students so friendly!

Thank Judith B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Attended church with bus tour group. The church was completely full. The Church Service was outstanding. Very nice to see the college students dressed professionally for church.

Thank dianne2222
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Who would have thought that touring the campus of a college would end up being one of our favorite experiences during our visit to Branson. We were so impressed with the students who are encouraged to interact with guests. The mission of the college appears...More

Thank Tuthfairy5
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was very impressed with the format of this college. It is a beautiful campus! I will enjoy the Sunday buffet in the dining hall if I return!

Thank moyerssue
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great visit of the College! Worth the stop. There was so much to see and do. Make sure to try the free samples of fruit cake!

Thank moralesr410
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A beautiful campus where students learn and work . College is very select as to which students it accepts, only the best. The one's that we interacted with were passionate about their campus and the career path they have chosen

Thank Stephen R
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3,005 reviews
.36 km away
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327 reviews
.40 km away
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Misty Q
12 September 2017|
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Response from Nancy C | Reviewed this property |
same as the others but I would think by 9. great place
26 May 2017|
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Response from mintman2015 | Reviewed this property |
Do not know the answer to this question. Would be best to contact the College.
Dealana H
26 March 2017|
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Response from valcoleman2015 | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely, we invite our guests to experience our campus. In addition to The Keeter Center, we have points of interest on campus, our student industries, where students work rather than pay for their education... More