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Address: One Opportunity Ave, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65616
Phone Number: +1 417-334-6411
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Activities: Dining
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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Love the atmosphere and the food is fantastic!

This is a really awesome college! Students work at the college to pay for their education. They get a great education while getting prepared for the real world. The restaurant on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a really awesome college! Students work at the college to pay for their education. They get a great education while getting prepared for the real world. The restaurant on site is fantastic!

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We toured the conference center and ate dinner. Food and service were outstanding. The student workers are well trained in customer service. The entire evening was pleasant and enjoyable. Save room for desert!!

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Went here with an old service buddy and his wife . You would be hard pressed to find a more awesome restaurant in the area . The servers were definitely on top of their game . The food was good , fresh and hot . Do your homework on this place before you go -- the employees are all students... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You should go by and check out their main lodge, gift shop (sampling of their work), ice cream shop, restaurant. Do all of them or just walk around. Very patriotic and wonderful show of character education in action.

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Southlake, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We toured all of the usual spots here, ate the ice cream, sampled the fruit cake, etc. The students were all very social and chatted freely with our family. It's such a refreshing model for education. I'm glad that our daughters got a chance to experience it. Made them think a little.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Make sure and make reservations ahead of time and there won't be an issue with waiting. The building is fantastic and as has some exhibits. I enjoyed the hallway showing pictures with famous people that had visited. We also got a CD tour which we put in the car and drove around and listened. We visited some different building and... More 

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Conway, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

daughter went to school there 4 yrs you look at it differently, good scool to visit , go to the chapel very nice . if you are into ag they have alot and a tractor museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We wanted to eat there but I cannot remember why we did not. The campus was pristine and we did go to the tractor museum. It was impressive that the students built the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Have been to the farmers markets here. The kids are friendly and the produce was good! We have also bought ice cream from the little ice cream store inside, it is delicious! The grounds are well maintained.

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Ochelata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had never visited or eaten at the College of the Ozarks during our visits to Branson. We had an excellent lunch and a fantastic waitress by the name of Miranda, which made the visit even better. We will be calling in October to make reservation to have our Thanksgiving Dinner at this restaurant.

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Address: Address: One Opportunity Ave, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65616
Phone Number: +1 417-334-6411
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Branson  >  Point Lookout

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