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Ralph Foster Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Left a very positive review of this museum in my "College of the Ozarks" review, particularly about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Branch, Minnesota
Lots of historical content, older building, and cheap admission

This museum is one of the older ones in the area. And not just based on the items on display, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Round Rock, Texas
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The Ralph Foster Museum contains a vast collection of artifacts with special emphasis on the history and culture of the Ozark Mountain Region. Originally housed in Abernathy Hall, a boy's dorm on the campus of College of the Ozarks, the building has...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 Cultural Court, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Left a very positive review of this museum in my "College of the Ozarks" review, particularly about their impressive firearms collection. The other collections we enjoyed were the early farm implements, local art, and the numismatics (or money) collection. A definite to do with the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is one of the older ones in the area. And not just based on the items on display, but in terms of how long it's been around. It's not the nicest, doesn't have the best lighting, or most attractive displays. But what it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit at the museum and we couldn't have been more impressed. The young man who waited on us was super polite and friendly. The museum is one of the best I have ever been in. Maintained, spotless and enjoyed each exhibit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Annette S, Manager at Ralph Foster Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting! I am glad you enjoyed your visit and that my students treated you well. Lovely comments!

Reviewed December 10, 2018

This museum focuses on the collection of Ralph Foster with an emphasis on things that have to do with Mo. They have the original car from the show Beverly Hillbillies.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

Known as Hard Work U the College of the Ozarks is just 4 miles south of Hiway 76. Beautiful grounds and lots of things to see. The Tractor Museum was very cool. The nursery is a great place to buy plants that are grown by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

What a great museum. 3 floors of displays and we got thru 1st floor and some of second floor in 90 minutes. Will return at a later date to finish tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

We wish we had more time in the museum. We had no idea it was such a wonderful museum and plan to come back on a subsequent visit. It entertained men and women alike and we were impressed by the variety of exhibits.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Craig & Linda K
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Probably one of the most under visited places. It's located on the campus of College of the Ozarks. A terrific museum of Roy Rodgers gun collection and WW1 & WW2 armament. You will really enjoy this place but please take your whole family and your...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jim R
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I just finished a review of the College of the Ozarks that is the home of the Ralph Foster Museum, and I'm glad to have an opportunity again. This is truly a gem to behold. It is floor after floor of themes which you don't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

There is so much to see! Took our picture in Beverly Hillbillies car! Friendly and helpful staff. Many interesting things to see!

Date of experience: June 2018
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June 29, 2018|
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Response from Thomas R | Reviewed this property |
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors. It is free for all students, which I assume means college, high school or elementary school students.
January 25, 2015|
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Response from E B | Reviewed this property |
At their website I found the below posted: Monday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday... More