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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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CofO, Hard Work U, is a model that universities across the United States should emulate. It is producing citizens who know and apply the values of education, hard work... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Lebanon, Missouri
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

CofO, Hard Work U, is a model that universities across the United States should emulate. It is producing citizens who know and apply the values of education, hard work, patriotism and service based in Christian principles. The campus is manicured to perfection, using ecological practices. The Veterans Memorial, museums and buildings communicate dedication to the highest ideals of remembering the... More 

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Rose Hill, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful campus. I love the history and the work ethic. Would definitely like to spend more time touring the campus.

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We lucked out by visiting on a Friday when the farmer's market was open. Many fresh vegetables and gorgeous plants and flowers. If I lived in the area I would have been very interested in some plants! They offer coffee and lemonade while you wander and there were a few tables outside where people were enjoying some treats. We purchased... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful campus with a great Christian model for a school. Enjoyed our stop at the fruit cake and jam making kitchen. Glad our tour made this part of the days events.

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PackerFan11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This college is a free tuition college which the students work for tuition and board. These students work at the restaurant, the lodge, on the campus, in the cattle and farm areas. This is the best place to stay and eat in Branson as well as touring this outstanding college. You will be amazed how these you adults act and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If in the Branson area stop by Collage of the Ozarks. The college is a four year Christian institution where students after a thorough application process and upon acceptation are able to graduate debt free. Students must work at the College in various capacities for this privilege. The restaurant is a must to see and have lunch or dinner. The... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Always a great experience. Food is well prepared. Staff is always courteous and helpful. The 7 layer chocolate cake is wonderful. Brunch the best I have ever been to!

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Elkton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Incredible Christian history and heritage. Well worth the visit. Make sure you have a meal in the resturant. All of the wait staff are students. Great service and quality!!!

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful and well maintained College campus. When you first drive up you are greeted by a beautiful Lodge like setting that houses a restaurant, hotel and convention center (the "employees" are actually students earning their way through college). Most of the home cooked food is raised or grown right there on the campus. When you enter through... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I dont think this can be considered as tourist spot in any sense as I didnt find anything special about this place.

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