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College of the Ozarks

Address: One Opportunity Ave, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65616
Phone Number: +1 417-334-6411
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Type: Gardens, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Dining
Owner description: College of the Ozarks, known as "Hard Work U," is more than a...
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Type: Gardens, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Dining
Owner description: 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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Siloam Springs
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Kinda hard to find, but worth it. The best Branson has to offer for dining. The kids are learning so much more than college. The learn service, manners, friendliness, attention to etail. Great place with the right stuff!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Such a fascinating place. The concept of students working their way through school and coming out debt free is wonderful. But the campus is so much more. From a beautiful hotel and fine dining establishment to a working farm and plant nursery. I really enjoyed the museum with the jalopy from the Beverly Hillbillies. A must see while in Branson.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great concept for a college. Beautiful setting and a great restaurant. Everyone was polite and helpful and would visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stopped in and visited the Tractor Museum, Mill, Church, and Jam / Fruitcake Building. The student staff is very friendly and helpful. They were always willing to answer our questions. We also stopped at the Lodge / Restaurant near the entrance. This is an amazing building to see. It also has great food. We recommend trying the ice cream... More 

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Sanford, Maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

this museum was spotless!!! the floors shined and there wasn't any dust...it had lots of interesting things...all the staff are students and there wasn't a grouch in the bunch...every student we talked to was very personable and friendly...was a great experience...

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a privately funded Christian college that educated minds, hearts and hands and doesn't charge any tuition, students work for their education. Great college campus, outstanding Museum and excellent restaurant.

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Sanford, Maine
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A beautiful campus and very nice college folks to assist in every way. The wife and I had a wonderful tour of the Museum, assisted by informative and helpful young people, and then had lunch at the Keeter Center. It was delicious although a bit pricy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The college was amazing, but the dining center was the highlight of the night. Our meal was amazing, the service was perfect, and the hospitality across the college was wonderful. They even brought out fruit before the meal and an ice cream clown after the meal for our son. The only downside was having the managers sat next to us.... More 

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Pottsboro, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The most beautiful campus I have ever seen. Much of it is maintained by the students themselves as a way to pay for their tuition. Great architecture. College has it's own farm where crops and livestock is grown by the students.

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Bolivar, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The food, the atmosphere, the staff, the ice cream, and the huge fireplace. It was all a great way to spend the day.

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