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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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You Can Spend Hours Here

So much to look at. An extremely large collection of stuffed birds. Plus a section of military weapons. A section showing the trees of the Ozarks. And the list goes on. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Clarke S
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Ava, Missouri
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Ava, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

So much to look at. An extremely large collection of stuffed birds. Plus a section of military weapons. A section showing the trees of the Ozarks. And the list goes on. I really enjoyed the old time post office. I remember seeing postal boxes like those as a child. Don't go with less than an hour to stay. It took... More 

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Lexington, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There's so much to see that we couldn't see it in a day. The students and staff were very friendly, courteous and kind. They answered all our questions, and never made us feel as if we were bothering them. Go see this one, there's something to peak the interest of everyone in your family!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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228 reviews 228 reviews
86 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This little museum turned out to be a great surprise to us. After lunch at Dobyn's, which we highly recommend, we came to the museum. We were amazed to see the gun collection that is housed in the museum, as well as artwork, China, dolls, wildlife, and etc. Plan on definitely spending at least 3 hours exploring all of the... More 

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Solomons, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

this is a nice little museum on the campus of The College of the Ozarks. The college is unique...used to be essentially "free", now charges $6000 per year...not free anymore! Nice little museum

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I loved the Beverly Hillbilly's truck. Everything was well presented. Instead of just displaying.... say a famous piano - they would post pictures of famous people playing the piano, maybe costumes of those people and the stories behind the piano. Lots to see. I don't enjoy guns and taxidermy (most of the 2nd of 3 floors) but even those things... More 

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Union
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is a "must see" museum ! It has a fabulous gun collection and is a history of the Ozarks and the people.

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Alabama, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There are tons of huge taxidermy animals in the museum. Some I had never seen in person before despite many a zoo trip. There is also a very large doll collection, a huge gun collection, a large porcelain collection, a quilt collection, native american items, ozark show business items. For $4 per person it is more than worth the trip... More 

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Kimberling City, Mo
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This museum was a nice surprise. It is on the campus of College of the Ozarks It is absolutely loaded with all kinds of collections, even including the original vehicle from Beverly Hillbillies. Loads of history can be found in these walls and just a fantastic place to visit. All ages can enjoy it.

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Branson, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

One could spend an entire day there from the old gun collection to the Beverly Hillbillies jalopy! This is truly a hidden gem of the Ozarks!

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Delta, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The museum held a lot of history, firearms, antiques, natural history, fine arts, geology and mineralogy. Much larger than expected. Enjoyed very much.

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