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“Amazing museum!”

Ralph Foster Museum
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Owner description: The Ralph Foster Museum contains a vast collection of artifacts with special emphasis on the history and culture of the Ozark Mountain Region. Originally housed in Abernathy Hall, a boy's dorm on the campus of College of the Ozarks, the building has been transformed into three floors of exhibits where visitors will find many items of interest, such as antiques, dolls, clocks, music items, a large firearms collection, natural history, and textiles, in addition to the Beverly Hillbillies truck that was used in the television series.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Amazing museum!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Allow plenty of time (we did not) as you will get pulled into the fascinating histories of the zillions of objects in this museum's collection!

Visited July 2012
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Kimberling City, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great museum”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Took our two grandkids there and I must say there is something there for everyone. Don't miss seeing the car from The Beverly Hillbillies!!

Visited July 2012
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Springfield, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best Value in Branson”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

If you're looking for something interesting yet not so expensive to do in Branson, don't pay $20-$50 to see any of the museums on Hwy 76 - instead, visit the Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks. Adults are $6, kids and teens are free, and best of all - easy parking (located on a gorgeous college campus) and no crowds!

Visited August 2011
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battlefield mo.
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“one of those unknown gems”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

so much cool stuff to look at i think i will start on the top floor next time

Visited February 2012
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Houston,Tx
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very Nice Museum!!”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

If you like museums - don't miss this one. They have the old truck that was used in the TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies". What a treat! We enjoyed the experience very much.

Visited May 2012
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