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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” (444 reviews)
“beautiful campus” (264 reviews)
“hard work” (264 reviews)
1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
+1 417-334-6411
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Reviewed yesterday

First class service at Dobyns Dining Room. We had a bus load of Canadians in for a reserved dinner. Our servers were students that work for their tuition. What an opportunity for students to gain interpersonal skills and show their professionalism to those attending. First...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed yesterday

Our bus tour group attended a dinner at the College. The food was excellent and the service was even better. We were seated in a nice room with an exceptional view.

Thank Ed F
Reviewed yesterday

We stumbled upon this while looking for free things to do in Branson. So happy we did, there are so many cool things to do and see on campus. We visited the mill, the dairy farm, look out point, the church, the greenhouses and more!...More

Thank jasandamy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful campus. The students were working in some of the art areas and were interesting to watch. They also offer many shops with things made by the students such as stained glass, candles, etc. They said they also make a lot of fruitcake but I...More

Thank LHWabasha
Reviewed 2 days ago

When we first toured the campus, I had no idea of their philosophy. If you don't know, the kids that attend the school do not pay. Rather they must work for their education in one of the numerous jobs on campus, including retail, food services,...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were recommended by the Chamber of Commerce to try the "farm to table" ice cream at the college and we're glad we did because it was DELICIOUS. Very impressed with the principle surrounding the College and much agree with the co-op philosophy of working...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Please go check this college out. The students work for their tuition. They have a great attitude and are learning the positive rolls for a great life. Tour the Veterans Museum, eat at Dobyns Dining Room check out the campus. They raise and grow most...More

Thank jj j
Reviewed 4 days ago

The college is the place to go eat lunch or dinner. Their restaurant is beautiful, food great, and the service outstanding.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're tired of seeing the shows in Branson, take a short drive to the CoO. We had a wonderful and delicious lunch at their inn. If you go for a meal, make a reservation - we waited about an hour. The staff was outstanding...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 1 week ago

toured the campus and very impressed with the set-up. Wish more schools could in cooperated this concept. Milton Hershey has a similar program in Hershey PA.

Thank Pam S
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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