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“keeter center”(511 reviews)
“beautiful campus”(319 reviews)
“hard work”(318 reviews)
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...more
1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
+1 417-334-6411
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All reviews keeter center beautiful campus hard work ralph foster museum tractor museum grist mill homemade ice cream stained glass work ethic beverly hillbillies young people great place to visit farm to table gift shop branson area great museum fruitcake and jelly kitchen
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had lunch in the restaurant . The food and service was great. Then we took a self guided tour of the campus visiting the Ralph Foster Museum, fruit and jelly kitchen, the chapel, stained glass and candle shop, the greenhouses and finally the mill. All...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RFela
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate at the Keeter Center on Thursday, April 11th for the first time after hearing about it five years ago. Since we were coming to Branson, we booked a dinner there before we left Wisconsin so we could be sure to get a reservation....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It may be called hard work u, but it could also be called yummy food u. They have a full service restaurant and coffee shop that is delicious. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ecurve12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful college and grounds. We ate at the restaurant and had amazing service and food. They even have gluten free options.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch at the Keeter Center and moseyed over to the Candle Shop, Horticulture tents and the Mill before leaving. The students at all locations where extremely kind, courteous and very informative. If we had more time, we would have stayed and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank hamturner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever we are in Branson we enjoy a visit to the College Store operated by students, my personal favorite at the store is stone ground yellow corn meal, which can be purchased and brought home to make the best cornbread. If you’ve never been through...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Excursion699685
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the Ozarks best kept secrets. Visit when the weather is warm and the grass is green, as this is one of the prettiest places in the Ozarks to spend a day without spending any money.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank garyblevins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dobyns Dining Room at the Keeter Center (College of the Ozarks) is a wonderful place to have a meal! Great food prepared by and served by students. Don't forget to visit The Creamery for some of the VERY BEST homemade ice cream!

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Becky A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guns of all kinds, history of the Ozarks, nice people, Beverly Hillbillies original truck was there, my husband loved the old tractor, carved ivory tusks. My husband and I spent a whole afternoon learning of the history of Missouri.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Judy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very impressed by College of the Ozarks. Beautiful place and our student waitress at the Keeter Center was wonderful.

Date of experience: March 2019
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July 16, 2018|
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Response from AJFIII | Reviewed this property |
No admission fee $5 fee for the museum which is well worth it
Donna R
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Byron K | Reviewed this property |
I see someone already answered your question, so I wish you the best. They call it Hard Work U for a reason but you will reap the rewards every day of your life
Jash V
April 23, 2018|
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Response from mountaingator44 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is like five bucks to enter. Best five bucks we ever spent.