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College of the Ozarks

1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
+1 417-334-6411
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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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“keeter center” (448 reviews)
“beautiful campus” (273 reviews)
“hard work” (265 reviews)
1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This institute of higher education is a reminder of the RIGHT WAY to offer education to students. Students here WORK their way through college by functioning as student employees in various on-campus jobs in return for tuition. The grounds are wonderful and scenic. All the...More

Thank Allen U
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a very pleasant experience at dinner. The young waitress that waited on us was very attentive and polite. We also inquired about the college itself and she answered all of our questions. The work ethic of the students is very commendable and refreshing for...More

Thank Lonnie118
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to visit! Awesome restaurant. The students here are great! Take a tour of campus and enjoy the museums!

Thank Kent O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not know that the students that attend this college have to work 15 hours a week during the Fall and Spring semester and 40 hours per week during the Summer, to have full tuition and housing paid for. That is a great idea....More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to The School of the Ozarks (now College of the Ozarks) in the early 1980's. They have added many new buildings and have upgraded accommodations for guests and travelers. The new dining facility and hotel is beautiful.

Thank edwardliebig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to have dinner here at least one night. Very clean and you get the feeling of elegant atmosphere. The price are really good. We have 4 people under$80 with dessert.. check this place out, please, I want it to stop do this when...More

Thank Chuck W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Ralph Foster Museum there. It has such a varied collection on 3 floors. We have gone to Branson for years and never knew about this. We ate lunch at the Keeter Center. Very good. The College is very attractive and friendly. Also...More

Thank grannysharonb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The college Resturant is not only a fun place to visit,. It is a great place to eat... The food is great.. highly recommend the chicken fried chicken and the fried catfish... The ladies had salad that we good for them.. come hungry, cause there...More

Thank Charlie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful building that includes gift shop, dining, and terrific war memorabilia. The students earn their paid tuition by working at various jobs within the college grounds.

Thank Don N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the Ralph Foster Museum on several occasions over the last decade or so. A very large collection of interesting items. And of course, excellent dining and fresh-made ice cream!

Thank onlytempofcourse
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Misty Q
September 11, 2017|
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Response from Nancy C | Reviewed this property |
same as the others but I would think by 9. great place
May 26, 2017|
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Response from mintman2015 | Reviewed this property |
Do not know the answer to this question. Would be best to contact the College.
Dealana H
March 26, 2017|
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Response from valcoleman2015 | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely, we invite our guests to experience our campus. In addition to The Keeter Center, we have points of interest on campus, our student industries, where students work rather than pay for their education... More