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Ralph Foster Museum

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Address: 1000 Highway V, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
Phone Number: 417 334 6411
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Excellent collections

A wide variety of history and art. An EXCELLENT collection. Wish the facility and displays were updated. The college should put some money into a great facility for housing such... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Branson, Missouri
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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wide variety of history and art. An EXCELLENT collection. Wish the facility and displays were updated. The college should put some money into a great facility for housing such awesome stuff.

Thank coltvacations
Branson, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The Ralph Foster Museum surprises at every turn and on every floor. Rather an adventure, really. Not only will you discover Ozark history, but collections of antiques, firearms, dolls, and natural history displays including animals. There is something for everyone.

Thank HVBSmith
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This museum is about the area and former students. There's even a military section. The building is lovely, with a rustic feel. Amazing place.

1 Thank Michelle R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Huge diversified museum. Spent 3 hours there but could have stayed longer. Wonderful! Includes the Beverly Hillbillies truck, large gun, glass, cameo and numerous other collections and exhibits.

Thank John E
Heartland Illinois
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The students are extremely knowledgeable, courteous and helpful. The museum has an unbelievable number of exhibits. Everything from the Beverly Hillbillies Truck, to Ozark music memorabilia, to animal mounts, to guns to Indian artifacts. Every time we come back, we see numerous new things.

1 Thank BearTrapTC
Little Rock, Arkansas
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We visited with our 2 young kids and although there isn't much to interact with at the museum they enjoyed it. Excellent collections of birds, butterflies, and other animals. Good view of history at the museum and I'd like to go back and spend some more time browsing the firearm collection. We spent about 90m there with 2 young kids... More 

Thank tsudo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Wonderful Museum and very reasonable admission- Has Truck used in Beverly Hillbillies TV Show from the 1960's- Take your picture with it- staff will take one for you for a small charge- Antiques and exhibits are wonderful- Great place when raining ,hot or cold outside

Thank Gary L
Lubbock, Texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This museum is located on the campus of the College of the Ozarks and is well worth the small admission charge. Many great exhibits of historical items, the original truck from the Beverly Hill Billies TV show and a magnificent collection of firearms.

Thank SilverRhino
Conway, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We have been to Branson probably 15 times and have heard a little bit about this place, but had never been. It was raining today so we checked it out. It's great! I don't know that younger kids would enjoy it, but my husband and I did ( mid 30's). I also think my parents would like it. TONS of... More 

Thank rachellynn99
Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Was visiting Branson and had read about the Beverly Hillbillies car being there at the Ralph Foster Museum on the grounds of the College of the Ozarks. The museum had many items there--gun collections, dolls, 1931 Rolls Royce and on and on. My favorite thing there was the Beverly Hillbillies Car. It was the actual one. Was told it used... More 

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