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College of the Ozarks

1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
+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” (428 reviews)
“beautiful campus” (252 reviews)
“hard work” (253 reviews)
1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
+1 417-334-6411
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Reviewed yesterday

We had lunch at the Keeter center, it was wonderful. The students are very courteous and professional. The food was fantastic, we bought a fruitcake and some jellies to take home. Walked around the beautiful campus, definitely worth going. Wish more colleges were like this....More

Thank Jodi952
Reviewed 2 days ago

Driving around Branson for sight seeing led us past the College of the Ozarks. Our stop was not only tasty (they make their own ice cream) but our visit with several students was very nice.

Thank Norm S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this place when we took the Branson VIP tour, which was great because our guide BOB was able to fill us in on all the details of this college. The nickname of the college is Work Hard U. That sums it up. The...More

Thank OnTheBayouMan
Reviewed 2 days ago

Each time I go to visit my family in Branson I make sure we eat at the Ozark College. The students do a magnificent job in preparing and serving the food. White table cloths, flowers, candles on the evening tables and they do have a...More

Thank mjreg
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the most wonderful lunch in their beautiful dining room, served by a delightful college student. She is studying pharmacology, which was the business of one of the members of our group.

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At the end of our one week reunion we always go to the Brunch at the College of the Ozarks on Sunday before we head our separate ways. Lovely log cabin like atmosphere, great food, and delightful college student wait staff. Reservations are a must...More

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 3 days ago

I really had no idea what to expect before visiting the beautiful campus of the College of the Ozarks. I was impressed with the students who are friendly, helpful, hard working, and who graduate debt free! This liberal arts, Christian college near Branson, MO, is...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food & a very nice place to eat with great atmosphere. Great service also. Great place to visit & tour the grounds.

Thank Stephany S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Delicious dinner, nice presentation, interesting hotel, gift shop, servers were students and very friendly.

Thank donandbettys
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I look for opportunities to go to the College of the Ozarks. From the inspirational student body to the beautiful grounds, including a magnificent water mill, to the memorials to our military, to eating at Dobyns, it's an opportunity to see America at its best....More

Thank gmacfloyd
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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