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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 today via mobile

we toured the grounds and got lots of information about the college. this is an absolute beautiful place. I don't totally understand how the tuition for work works. I'm sure my sis will figure it out.

Thank whitesoxcher
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Reviewed today

Great food and service with very reasonable prices. Love the concept of the college where the students work for their tuition. We have been there before for a meal and will surely visit them again. Highly recommend.

Thank Les S
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Reviewed today

The Sunday Morning Buffet is put on by the culinary students at the college. It was exquisite. It was the very best place we ate in Branson. The students were also the waiters and waitresses and couldn't have been more hospitable. It was a lovely...More

Thank jamisnck62
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When I first read that a visit to College of the Ozarks is one of the top things to do while visiting Branson I was skeptical. Now I will tell you that a visit to the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks should definitely...More

Thank Randi M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A college would not necessarily be a stop on vacation but we saw the busy parking area and decided to see what was going on. The main building houses a restaurant, a small bakery, a home-made ice cream concession and a lodge. The food was...More

Thank LoufromWantagh
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant, which is open to the public, is fabulous! The food is cooked and served by the students. Much of the food is grown by the students. The Sunday buffet is the best you will ever find! Anywhere! But you will need reservations! Best...More

Thank Dan H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved the concept of this college! We visited the shops and greenhouses. This is where we bought our "souvenirs"; plant starts for our garden and jams and flours made by students. It is a lovely campus and a nice way to spend a couple...More

Thank jgkb2015
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 5 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 6 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

Thank davidC9334AF
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Jash V
April 23, 2018|
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Response from mountaingator44 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is like five bucks to enter. Best five bucks we ever spent.
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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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