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College of the Ozarks

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Address: One Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65616
Phone Number: +1 417-334-6411
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College of the Ozarks, known as "Hard Work U," is more than a...

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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Beautiful Campus

A truly beautiful campus, some of the architecture is stunning, this is a working college that maintains it's own hotel, restaurant, farm, grist mill, and, etc... all of them are... read more

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Hilltop Lakes, Texas
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Hilltop Lakes, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A truly beautiful campus, some of the architecture is stunning, this is a working college that maintains it's own hotel, restaurant, farm, grist mill, and, etc... all of them are operated by the students as part of their learning experience. they have a museum on campus as well and that is also a must see during your visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic college! My sister graduated from her as a biochemist and even got her pilot license to....yes they have there own airport. They raised and grow all the food for the cafeteria and restaurant on site. Truely a don't miss this one. They have a tractor museum across from where they milk the cows and a 3 story... More 

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Lawrenceville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove over to see the campus and tour the museum. The original Beverly Hillbillies car is on display. You can sit in the car and have your photo taken. They grounds are not what you expect. The kids work there. There's a greenhouse, grist mill, church, bakery and etc. You can tour on your own through these.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an college campus that offers fun! Don't miss the museum and you must eat at the Keeler center (at least stop and get ice cream made on campus by students with ingredients all from the school's farm.) If you haven't been in a while go and see this amazing campus. Say a prayer in the chapel and enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here several times and we always have excellent service and food! This last time we visited we ordered the fish & chips and steak & blue angel hair pasta. The fish was cooked perfect and the sauce served with it is delish! The pasta however was bland and lacked flavor of any kind. I though it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit when in the area. Students are polite and helpful to visitors. Visitors center is really pretty and the Keeter Center is a great place to eat....student servers do a wonderful job. Best service in Branson area.

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Kokomo, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recommend coming here if you're in Branson. The restaurant is top notch and has several excellent vegetarian options. The campus is beautiful and the museums are interesting to see. All of the working students we encountered were extremely friendly and helpful.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stop by and in the main lobby enjoy the home made ice cream. I got the buttercream and Coffee or mocha ice cream and it was yummy. They make their own ice cream from their dairy cows. My husband got raspberry and loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant is fabulous, tables are nice size and not crowded. Servers friendly and explained the menu well. Food was made by 1st class chefs in their culinary program. Visiting the farmers market on Fridays at 7am when they open, is a must. VERY affordable organic produce, dairy, & nice meats offered, as well as some hanging flower baskets.

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Navasota, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting museum, beautiful campus, mill, dairy, and greenhouses. Love the concept that the students work for their education there and graduate without owing anything. You must take the time to have lunch or dinner at the Keeter Center and walk through the building, food is very good, service is excellent. Hotel is wonderful and students are very friendly.

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