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College of the Ozarks

1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
+1 417-334-6411
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Family wedding

We attended a family wedding in the chapel at COO. Beautiful facility on an equally beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paula D
Eldridge, Missouri
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Super place to visit

We would have never thought about touring a college, but glad we saw this on here. I would... read more

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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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1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
+1 417-334-6411
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We attended a family wedding in the chapel at COO. Beautiful facility on an equally beautiful campus.

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We would have never thought about touring a college, but glad we saw this on here. I would recommend stopping at the Keeter Center first. It's right as you go in the college on the right. They have maps of the college and have marked...More

Thank Sassysandihill
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great concept of the students working their way through school and graduating debt free. More schools should work on this idea! Museum was great, you could easily spend an entire day there. We didn't get to see as much of the campus, there's always a...More

Thank Chuck C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Be sure to eat in the restaurant. The students work there and can tell you about the school during your meal. The food was outstanding! Five star!! The apple butter is so good, be sure and take a jar home.

Thank KChis
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were very impressed with the motto of the school! We spoke to 5 students about their majors and their jobs on campus! We were very excited to hear about this school!

Thank bdschmitt1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

College of the Ozarks offers a great education for students who are willing to work to pay for their education. A tour of this campus will amaze you with the many job opportunities for the students. You can see firsthand how industrious these students are....More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This college is a great school. It is one of the only colleges in the country that has the students work at the college to asssit/pay for their tuition. They have a really good job placement center.

Thank Earl C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went there for a birthday dinner and was pleasantly surprised with the freshness of the food and the young people who serve in all parts of the experience.

Thank MarthaDavis35
Reviewed 1 week ago

College was recommended as a "must see" stop in Branson. We toured the college, ate homemade ice cream, and learned a lot about a tuition free college. I would highly recommend taking the time to visit.

Thank railguncat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at the Keeter Center at the college several times, and love the food & the service is superb! It is a beautiful campus to tour, and the students there are so courteous.

Thank William P
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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
Kibbie R
September 28, 2016|
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Response from maykenwoods | Reviewed this property |
Monday-Saturday Lunch 10:30-4:00 and Dinner 4:00-8:00 Sunday Brunch 10:00-2:00 Here is the phone got Reservations: (417) 690-2146 Enjoy