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Address: 1000 Highway V, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
Phone Number: 417 334 6411
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Interesting museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Hayward
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Located on the campus of the College of the Ozarks is the Ralph Foster Museum. The museum looks small on the outside but it is three floors full of donated items from household items, dolls, stamps, coins, cars, animals, etc. . . . My favorite section was the military section and person stories from soldiers.

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North Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Within the College of the Ozarks and one of my favorite museums. Always well maintained and offers a wonderful view of the Ozarks.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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