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Ralph Foster Museum

1000 Highway V, Point Lookout, MO 65726
417 334 6411
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Morehead, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

you can easily spend the day in this museum. one of the best values in the area. For 11.00 my wife and I got to sit in the REAL Beverly Hillbillies car, get our photo taken(which was placed in a cardboard frame) and a postcard of the car. After they young man took our photo, he used my phone to... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

decided to check out the museum on campus of college of the ozarks 3 floors of interesting collections a nominal admission fee but good for all day if you want to leave and come back. spent a couple hours browsing!

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Southern Illinois
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120 reviews 120 reviews
40 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This museum is completely packed with artifacts celebrating not only the Ozarks but all of America. Their most popular item is likely the original "Beverly Hillbillies" car. They also have thousands of guns and weapons on dispay - some owned by notorious outlaws of the old west! Displays are all well marked and lit. They have a considerable collection of... More

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Hardy, Arkansas
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

After lunch at the College of the Ozarks' Dobyn's Dining Room, we visited this museum on the campus, and found it to be quite interesting. A nominal admission fee, but well worth it if you like museums. Three floors of interesting collections, including the Beverly Hillbillies' car, lots of firearms, music memorabilia, dolls, military history, college history, and collectibles of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This little 3 floor museum had collections of everything from stuffed animals, guns and dolls. The collections were well done and interesting - a little reminiscent of visiting an antique store.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were staying in Branson and were interested in the College of the Ozarks and it's Ralph Foster museum. Spent about two hours wandering through the extensive collections on display (could have been four hours). Then went to Keester Hall restaurant for lunch which was excellent. Student wait staff, every student at This college has to work 15 hours per... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

WOW this amazing museum should not be missed. the artifacts indeed are wonderful. the attention to detail and guniune time period the displays are done superbly such a great collection the students working were very well informed and helpful we are so pleased to have found it. the dining at keeting center as well as the green house yummy

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The museum is on the campus of School of The Ozarks and is a treasure, a diamond in the rough. Many Ozark items, and worldwide items are housed here. Guns, polar bears, elephants, and...wait for it... THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES TRUCK!!!! You can even sit in it for a small fee and have your photo taken. Make sure that you have... More

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This Is the best museum. I have.visited in years. The collections are of the kind one.would see.at.the Smithsonian. If you visit.the.Branson area this is a must.

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Illinois
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130 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We were shocked at the vast amount of display at this museum. We really enjoyed the information on all of the talent that has come thru the Ozark area and the wildlife displays. There is a huge gun collection and a huge collection of antiques. We really enjoyed seeing the car used in the Beverly Hillbillies. Plan to spend at... More

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