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Ralph Foster Museum

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Address: 1000 Highway V, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
Phone Number: 417 334 6411
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Great museum

If you want to see gun collections this is the place. overall was better than expected. I give it a B+ rating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
terry k
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

If you want to see gun collections this is the place. overall was better than expected. I give it a B+ rating.

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Branson, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Ralph Foster Museum on the College of the Ozarks campus has been referred to as the "Smithsonian of the Ozarks". It has eclectic collections, including numerous stuffed animals (bears, lions, tigers and many more. It has extensive collections of guns, pottery, and furniture. It is 3 floors of visual enjoyment. You should allow at least 2-3 hours to enjoy... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We have traveled to Branson for 30 some years, discovered college of the Ozarks restaurant, college that the students work for their schooling, food is grown by the students at the college and restaurant is worked by the students, I believe it is an agricultural school. Had always seen the Ralph Foster museum and thought it probably isn't worth seeing.... More 

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Sanford, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Outstanding exhibits, set up well and very informative. The staff was fantastic, available but non-intrusive.

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Branson, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

You need a 2-4 hours to view this museum because it has three levels, all accessed by elevators or stairs. The main floor - Beverly Hillbillies car, miniatures (circus, doll houses) ancient furniture/glassware, music of the Ozarks, art gallery, dolls, Rose O'Neill collection, primitive American (walk in log house, covered wagon, etc). 2nd floor is the extensive gun collection and... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Average is the right word for this museum. It was meet to see the museum but the artifacts are in a bit of a crazy pattern and totally random. They have a huge collection of stuffed animals which is quite overwhelming. I would not recommend it for anyone with children, as there is not much protecting the artifacts so they... More 

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South Bend
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The cost is $10.00 per person and if you like cultural museums you will want to plan on a minimum of 3 hours. The firearm and animal collection is extensive and one of the best I have ever seen. Butterflies, doll collections, local history, quilts, civil war artifacts, gem stones, furniture and the list keeps going. Everyone will find something... More 

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Kirkwood
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We spent several hours exploring the interesting exhibits at this museum.There are three floors of exhibits about the region. We also stopped at the grist mill on the campus. A great value if you enjoy cultural museums.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This place has lots of items to look at from Ozark gun collections to doll collectons to stuffed animals. The Beverly Hillbillies truck is even here. My favorite section is the section reserved for Ozark hillbilly music. Red Foley and more.

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Willow Springs, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Excellent cheap family attraction that is hidden beyond the amusement in Branson. Beverly hillbillies car!! Guns, animals, butterflies, local history, civil war and so much more!!

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