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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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Campus Museum

Probably one of the most extensive firearms collection in one place from the 1700's to modern times. Huge historical items from around the country. Very impressive and worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Woodland Park, Colorado
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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Probably one of the most extensive firearms collection in one place from the 1700's to modern times. Huge historical items from around the country. Very impressive and worth the time :-).

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice history of the area. Wonderful collection of items and worth spending a few hours at. We will visit again next time we are in the area.

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Mount Vernon, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A lot of antiques and old memories when you see the heritage of our ancestors here... A very large museum free to kids...It is located at C of O.

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Lees Summit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was a very nice museum. Very interesting and well worth the experience if you are in the area. The local history and displays make you want to get more detailed information on many of the subjects.

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you enjoy museums, you will be absolutely amazed at this incredible museum. Nicknamed the "Smithsonian of the Ozarks", the Ralph Foster Museum lives up to that association. Too much variety to this museum to list - but truly something to see and enjoy.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This little museum housed a unique collection of art, dolls, music memorabilia, and much much more. I was extremely impressed with the collection of homemade dolls dating back to the 1800s. Some had been made with corn cobs and apples. There are a vast collection of animal specimens on the top floor. Two of the biggest polar bears greet you... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This museum is nestled into the campus of the College of the Ozarks. It contains some interesting collections of artifacts, including the car from the Beverly HillBillies TV show. There is also a selection of Kewpies, in case you don't get to Bonniebrook and the Rose O'Neill museum. For those who like more rugged things, there is quite a collection... More 

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A three story museum giving an excellent history of the Ozarks area. It has an excellent gun collection.

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NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was really surprised at how large this campus museum is and how extensive their collection is. Three floors house their collection. The entrance fee is modest. Be sure to check out some of the historic buildings on campus.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

For a private museum, this place has more to offer than you would expect. They have exibits from all over the world. One of the best 'secrets' in Branson.

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