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College of the Ozarks

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Address: One Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65616
Phone Number: +1 417-334-6411
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Description: College of the Ozarks, known as "Hard Work U," is more than a college...
College of the Ozarks, known as "Hard Work U," is more than a college. It's a destination with tons of family-friendly activities, including two museums, an old-fashioned grist mill, fruitcake and jelly kitchen, stained glass studio, and exquisite 4-star dining at Dobyns Dining Room in The Keeter Center. It's a great way to spend a day while you are in the Branson area. The only thing that requires admission is the Ralph Foster Museum ($6 Adults, $5 Seniors, and Free to all 18 and under). Dobyns Dining Room offers a farm to table experience without breaking the bank. Come learn why this unique college is nationally known.
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Beautiful college. Museum was very interesting. All of the students are courteous and helpful. The restaurant has excellent food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful college. Museum was very interesting. All of the students are courteous and helpful. The restaurant has excellent food.

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Harrison, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and exceptional service!!!! The desserts are to die for!! Would definitely recommend.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Food and service was great Nice People! The Museum was well worth the admission charge and the campus was spotless.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We tried "Nettie Marie's" after seeing a commercial in our condo. They make the ice cream right there on campus, where they have a herd of dairy cows. The students at the college work a min of 15 hours to help pay their tuitions and the purchase of anything there helps them. We went and got some of their excellent... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This school is known as "hard work U" where students leave college with no debt. It was originally started to help needy students in the Ozarks area but has turned out to be a top rated college in the nation. If you are in the Branson area and want a refreshing breath away from state route 76 then go to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Pretty view. All services are provided by students working for their college education, so everyone is friendly and helpful. I love the ideals and setup of this place. There should be more colleges like it! The restaurant was a good place to eat. There are dishes that feature ingredients produced in the agriculture department (veggies, dairy, pork, etc) Very fresh,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We loved the the museum and walk around campus. We also ate dinner at the restaurant and the food was good, but desserts were great. Get the monster chocolate cake a family of 5 can share it, it's that big and great

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Center, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My 16 year old granddaughter wants to go here. Their reputation is awesome. Known as "Hard Work U", students can work on the campus and literally work their way through school, coming out of college debt-free. It is not easy to get in but is worth the effort. It is a Christian college which for us is another plus.

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Novi, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It is a pretty campus. I can't speak to the other attributes of the school as we didn't do anything more than drive around.

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Affton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We eat here every time we go to Branson. They serve the best food in Branson. Best desserts. Recommend reservations all the time.

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Address: One Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65616
Phone Number: +1 417-334-6411
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Branson  >  Point Lookout

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