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College of the Ozarks

1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
+1 417-334-6411
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No Other College Like It

We toured the museum on campus for the first time. It is an excellent history of the Ozarks. They... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Best Food Around

The staff is so friendly and the good is delicious. Completely run by college students. Everyone... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Donna F
Kansas City, Kansas
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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 yesterday

We toured the museum on campus for the first time. It is an excellent history of the Ozarks. They even have one of the original cars from the Beverly Hillbillies! Other things on campus to see are the milling process, weaving, jelly making, the dairy...More

Thank pollye786
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The staff is so friendly and the good is delicious. Completely run by college students. Everyone should dine here when in Branson.

Thank Donna F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We always visit the College when we go to Branson. On this trip we were there on 2 occasions. One night we ate a delicious dinner in their dining room, and the second visit was during the day when we ate ice cream at the...More

Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 4 days ago

I read a lot of good reviews about the campus and decided to make a detour on the way to the hotel. The campus is nice but I wouldn't rate it any better than other college campuses that I have been. I just wasn't overly...More

Thank Abi B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate Sunday brunch there and it was wonderful. The students work there and they do an excellent job.

Thank Melissa N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Of all the Colleges in the US, this has to be the greatest as far as a well-rounded education. Not to let the cat out of the bag....visit the campus and find out more of the story, but the students do not pay any tuition....More

Thank SpiceFolks
Reviewed 4 days ago

All colleges should do the same and take a page out of this one. All students work and the college is clean and picture perfect. The students are very respectful and industrious.

Thank travellers117
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to the Keeter Center for Sunday Brunch (delicious), then next day for a patriotic 911 ceremony, and then took a walking tour of the campus. The campus concept is that all students work while in college and leave with no debt.

Thank Ohio Traveller
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to eat! Food and service can't be beat! Lodge and grounds are beautiful! Make sure you try their ice cream!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a pleasant surprise. We had been driving around Branson and the surrounding areas when we happened on this college. We decided to check it out. We spent our entire day here. What a refreshing experience! All students attend this college and do not...More

Thank Eileen B
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Misty Q
September 11, 2017|
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Response from trsloan | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but everybody was so friendly there, just give them a call
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