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Address: 1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
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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We were looking for something to do in Branson low keyed, and the early morning front desk clerk suggested going to the College of the Ozarks and to be sure and have lunch! The... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for something to do in Branson low keyed, and the early morning front desk clerk suggested going to the College of the Ozarks and to be sure and have lunch! The food is amazing and our waitress was knowledgeable, and if she didn't know the answer to our question, she went to the chef to find it!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a nice surprise. The college that requires hard work where students get a good education and work experience. They graduate without debt which is great. Eat at the main restaurant where the students cook, serve and run the location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate at the restaurant on campus. Yummy, yummy food and the student waiters were delightful. Tour the campus and stop at all the different stops. The students at each stop were informative and helpful. Love the idea of a tuition free college.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had 14 people go to lunch at the college, they placed all of us at one table. The server was very friendly and did and outstanding job of taking our order and getting everyone served with hot food at the same time.

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Hector, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We brought friends for lunch and everyone loved it. The student servers are so polite and do a great job explaining everything. The food is delicious and servings are generous and presented beautifully. The birthday dessert was the best.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first trip to Dobyn's Dining Hall and I am so glad we went. The food if right up there with a 5 star establishment. The young men and women who work there are so polite and attentive. Just make sure to make reservations because they fill up fast.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The college is short drive from Branson. We went to see a play written by the college president about one of their past students who was captured by the German's during World War II and his brave escape from a Nazi prison camp. The acting was superb. Beautiful campus!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems nobody knows that this college is a working college and you can visit and see all that they have. They have a marvelous museum that is three floors, and yes, they are handicap accessible with wheel chairs available even. There is also a flour mill, restaurant, dairy barn, restored tractors, etc. Talking with some local residents they don't even... More 

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This is one of the most amazing campuses you will visit. Everything is done by students, with exception of some supervisors. The pride in their school and knowledge truly makes this "Hard Working U". We came early because of dining plans, but we are so glad we did. The campus is beautiful and there are so many interesting sites to... More 

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Enjoyed the restaurant. The place is gorgeous and the students are all friendly. Worth the trip in for sure.

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