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College of the Ozarks

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Address: 1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65616
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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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This College has the students cooking and serving in their dining hall, reservations are a must. Very good. Firearms museum is on several floors and is quite extensive, plan on... read more

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This College has the students cooking and serving in their dining hall, reservations are a must. Very good. Firearms museum is on several floors and is quite extensive, plan on spending 3-4 hours minimum.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful experience. This restaurant is staffed by college students. They take great pride in their work and school. The food was awesome

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our visit. The Keeter Center and Dobyns Dining Room were great! The museum(s) are very informative and educational - one costs $. Overall, would recommend stopping and seeing what a work college is and does. You may still have faith in the nest generation when you leave.

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Farmington, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went there for our anniversary and had a wonderful dinner and great service. Hope to go there again soon.

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Salem, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour of this interesting college and were given free samples of fruit cake. It was delicious! The sign says students work their way thru school.

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Florissant, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me my wife and 3 other couples when there for dinner. A beautiful facility and very good food. All the servers are college students and did an wonderful job. We like the place so much that we returned for a luncheon. The lunchwas very good also.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WE stopped by a what a campus. The college kids raise their animals, tend to the gardens and milk the cows! They make their won fruitcakes, jams, and ground meal. There is still an old working meal to grind the grain on campus. Beautiful old church on campus that all are required to attend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt like I was very special and eating at a high dollar restaurant. The food was very good. The fact that the students were working to pay for their tuition really impressed me because they were all excellent at their job. I would definitely eat there again.

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Cape Fair, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful college. The students work their tuition off and run pretty much everything. They work the gardens, raise beef, pigs, make fruitcakes, jellies, ice cream, etc., etc. They work in all capacities while going to school. They run an excellent restaurant there. And they are taught what it means to be an American.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. We always visit the college when we are in Branson. The food is good. we love going to the different venues including the museum.

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