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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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Hard Work U

This is a unique 4 year college as the students work for their tuition, room and board. The campus is beautiful and easy to drive. The Ralph Foster Museum is located on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is a unique 4 year college as the students work for their tuition, room and board. The campus is beautiful and easy to drive. The Ralph Foster Museum is located on the campus and is a collection of country music memorabilia and other items associated with the area. It has a huge firearm collection along with dolls, minerals, butterflies,... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to step back in time. Dobyn's Café at the Keeter Center has good food served by clean cut students. The dining room and the Keeter Center are exceptional. The college campus is well manicured and landscaped with a fabulous view of Lake Taneycomo.

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Rolla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Ate at Kenner Center and the food was great. Wife always gets the Apple Butter that is made by the students to take home.

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

From the Smithsonian of the Ozarks (Ralph Foster Museum) The Grist mill, the STELLAR orchid collection and can purchase plants!! To the Keeter Center dining- 5 star meals - if it mooed, clucked, oinked, or came out of the ground, it was grown here.. PUT this location on your vacation agenda in branson

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Delta, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you travel to Branson, this is a must. The students work for their tuition. They work hard. We ate at the The Keeter Center- William R. Dobyns Dining Room, which the students not only waited tables, but prepared the meals. Amazing food comparable to a 5 star restaurant. We also visited The Ralph Foster Museum which holds a lot... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We ate lunch at the Keeter Center at the College of the Ozarks. The food was excellent and the staff of students provided great service. The apple butter and the ice cream were really a treat. We were told about the great Sunday brunch. We were disappointed that we didn't have the time to go back. It was a nice... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Love this place! We had reservations for lunch at the Keeter Center. It was delicious and a group of students even sang Happy Birthday to my mom! I believe it made her day!

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Corydon, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We ate a great lunch at College of the Ozarks. Jennifer was a great server. All the young men and women were polite. We had ice cream that was the best even better than the creamery at Penn State. Went to the nursery the best prices around. We tasted the fruit cake. It was very good. A nice afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, pampered; staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and enjoy our stay. The suite had a beautiful living room with fireplace and private balconey overlooking the pastures where cows grazed, as well as the campus of the college. The dining room experience was superb. The students work in all areas and are very courteous and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wow the wait staff is wonderful and very informative about this restaurant. All food is in the very fine dining class in taste, and presentation. All are anxious to tell you about their school, and educational experiences. These young people at "HARD WORK U" are a great example of hard work and determination. You will not be disappointed. Sunday Brunch... More 

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