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Great history of the area. I enjoyed see the Beverly Hillbillies car, the old pics of Branson, the... read more

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Leona M
Morgantown, Pennsylvania
Got to see the Beverly Hillbillies truck

Large gun collection, Wife and I enjoyed the museum much more then the kids. The Keeter Center... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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1 Cultural Court, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
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Reviewed yesterday

Great history of the area. I enjoyed see the Beverly Hillbillies car, the old pics of Branson, the quilt room was great and the WW2 taking display was informative.

Thank Leona M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Large gun collection, Wife and I enjoyed the museum much more then the kids. The Keeter Center restaurant was the best food we had in Branson.

Thank JuanitaZZZZZZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical artifacts are the primary attraction of this very nice museum. But I was also impressed with the largest gun and rifle collection I have ever seen. Focus is on Missouri and College of the Ozarks history. The many real-life layouts make it interesting.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the finest museums I've ever visited. It's on the campus of the College of the Ozarks, and the entry fee is minimal. I initially believed we could spend 2 or 3 hours here, but we ended up spending half of a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While there take time to explore the campus. The students work at the school to pay for their college. Great place. Eat lunch, explore the museum, have some ice cream , you can easily spend all day at the college

Thank Roy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum consists of 3 levels of objects that are dedicated to the history of the Ozark region. There are antiques, firearms, animal exhibits and more. Wear comfortable shoes here for sure. Lost of walking but they do offer an elevator. You could easily spend...More

Thank Fun4Me2Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is located on the campus of Collage of the Ozarks. Also know as "Hard Work U" where your tuition is paid by working at the school. This Museum has three floors of American history. An Excellent museum students and visitors and don't forget...More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were encouraged to go to this museum to see some Osage cultural things. We found VERY little in that regard, but instead found wall after wall after wall of guns and dead animals that alumni killed somewhere in the world. Rather depressing really. Don't...More

Thank Curthess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a very eclectic collection! They have the most diverse collection of things that we have seen. They had original kewpie dolls from the lady who invented them, the original Beverley hillbillies car, lots of dolls, lots of taxidermy animals, and lots of...More

Thank spw439s
Annette S, Manager at Ralph Foster Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Price was great, the collections were stupendous...we've been to MANY historical type museums over the years and saw MANY things here we've NEVER seen before. Three entire floors of collections. So very interesting you could easily spend an entire day...they had a section for younger...More

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Annette S, Manager at Ralph Foster Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum!

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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