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College of the Ozarks

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1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
+1 417-334-6411
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Small-Group Half-Day Tour of Branson via Luxury Vehicle
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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“keeter center” (459 reviews)
“beautiful campus” (279 reviews)
“hard work” (276 reviews)
LOCATION
1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
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+1 417-334-6411
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"keeter center"
in 459 reviews
"beautiful campus"
in 279 reviews
"hard work"
in 276 reviews
"ralph foster museum"
in 140 reviews
"tractor museum"
in 121 reviews
"grist mill"
in 83 reviews
"work ethic"
in 36 reviews
"homemade ice cream"
in 27 reviews
"farmers market"
in 26 reviews
"beverly hillbillies"
in 74 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 63 reviews
"food is excellent"
in 25 reviews
"young people"
in 62 reviews
"great museum"
in 40 reviews
"gift shop"
in 78 reviews
"branson area"
in 59 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 27 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

We've heard much about eating at C of O, but this was our first opportunity to try it. The service and food were brilliant, but we recommend booking so you don't have to wait so long.

Thank RJBandRDB
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is such a relaxing place. Quiet and peaceful. You should definitely check it out. A great college to go see.

Thank Natalie F
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. It was a pleasure to know that there is still a university that values hard work and ethics over academics and job skills, which is great. No wonder it is called Hard Work U. There is a movie at the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Walked around and ate here. Beautiful campus. The bakery was great. My daughter wants to go to college here!

Thank cosmogirlpearl0
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful campus. Relaxing environment. Our favorite part was interacting with the students. We ate delcious food at the restaurant. Enjoyed chocolate icecream from the creamery. Purchased gift items from two different shops. And the Lookout Point was lovely on this spring day! It's a small...More

Thank HomeHome2017
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to the College of the Ozarks for lunch today and had the most wonderful experience. Lunch was delicious and our service was the best. After lunch we walked around and learned some of the great history behind this great school. The gift shop with...More

Thank kathisalley
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This college is like none other than you will visit in America. The students work off all their tuition with jobs around the campus. There is a dairy production center. A weaving building. Jam making. etc. And don't forget to stop at the top quality...More

Thank casualtraveller1019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place this college is awesome and the students so e of the nicest and most professional that you will meet . The hotel and restaurant was beautiful and the kids all work at this place. And school to pay there way for...More

Thank Jeffrey M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I fully support the concept behind Hard Work University. The students that served in the dining room showed strong character and polite manners. The philosophy the college operates under is not often seen in today's culture. It was very refreshing to see this in action.

Thank Joseph L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is exciting to visit this campus and watch the students working. I always like to visit the mill and flower shop. There is a new stain glass building now. The Keeter Center is a fantastic place to have dinner!!!

Thank deanw5
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fayecharette108
March 17, 2018|
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Response from Vision2013 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, we did not stay at or nearby. We stayed about 30 minutes away on Table Rock Lake.
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Rnkknotts
February 24, 2018|
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Response from skipreader | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you call in advance to make a reservation as I've heard stories of up to a 3 hour wait without reservations. Better to be safe than sorry...I'd definitely call in advance for reservations just to be safe... More
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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
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