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Address: 1000 Highway V, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
Phone Number: 417 334 6411
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"Smithsonian Of the Ozarks"

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Branson, Missouri
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Branson, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great museum with history of the Ozarks and many unusual displays. The car from Beverly Hillbillies is there and visitors are able to climb onto the seat and have their picture taken. Need a couple of hours to do it justice. Very well done--one of the most interesting museums we have seen.

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Branson, Missouri
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79 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is like no other museum you've visited. You start ground floor with Beverly Hill Billys Car and memorbilia. Upstairs you'll find a gun that only the Smithsonian has the matching one. A fishing museum un-paralled. Figure 2 to 3 hours as there are many exhibits to see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The museum is on the College of the Ozarks campus. It has 3 floors and has wildlife exhibits, history of the area and the Beverly Hillbillies jalopy. I enjoyed it and loved the school campus

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Noblesville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is very enjoyable museum with a very low admission cost. It seems to feature a random collection of collections. I enjoyed the history of the region. There are large collections of stuffed animals, guns, stamps, money, dishes, ect.. The museum is interesting and well worth the price. This museum is staffed by college students working their way thru school... More 

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West Valley City, Utah
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We didn't expect a ton when we stopped by the College of the Ozarks campus to check out this museum with our six children (age 5-15) but we were wrong. This is a GREAT little museum. They have three floors full of intriguing items that will likely spark an interest in just about everybody. Each of our children found an... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I personally did not really enjoy this museum. It was mostly guns (which I know nothing about and am not really interested in) and stuffed dead animals (which gross/freak me out). I wish the College of the Ozarks exhibit had been open, because I think that would have really interested me. My mom really liked seeing the Beverly Hillbillies car.... More 

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Merrill, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We should have allowed more time for this one. Wow, so much stuff. The biggest gun collection I have ever seen. Kewpie dolls, pipe, stuffed animals (the real ones), furniture, and even the Beverly Hillbillies truck. We never even made it to the top floor!

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Hayward
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A bit eclectic, with a little bit of almost everything. Guns, dolls, stuffed birds, rocks, butterflies, and the jalopy from Beverly Hillbillys TV show! Three floors so there is a lot to see; I can see why it is called the Smithsonian of the Ozarks. Reasonably priced at $6 for adults.

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