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Ralph Foster Museum

1000 Highway V, Point Lookout, MO 65726
417 334 6411
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum. Theirs 3 floors, one floor has all guns. This is a GREAT!!!!! museum a must see. I haven't ever cared much about museums, but this one really impressed me. It has the original truck from the Beverly Hillbilly's.

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Missouri, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was surprised by the "smallness" from the outside. But with all the artifacts on the inside - this museum was awesome! Our teenager really liked this place too.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful and varied collections on display. The museum wasn't crowded so we could spend as much time viewing items as we wanted. A real 'gem' in the area.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We spent 3 hours in this 3-story museum. Well done, everything super clean and very extensive collections. We've been to the Smithsonian museums and this small museum has some rival collectibles. We were stunned by the array of Winchester rifles, and all the taxidermy. Plus coins, glassware, porcelain, and even a Rolls Royce. Hope they've got plenty of security as... More

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Morehead, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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122 reviews 122 reviews
41 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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18 helpful votes 18 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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