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College of the Ozarks

1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
+1 417-334-6411
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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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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“keeter center” (452 reviews)
“beautiful campus” (275 reviews)
“hard work” (269 reviews)
1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
+1 417-334-6411
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Reviewed yesterday

I might have reviewed this once but I will be going back during the week to see the Museum since it seems to document this not for profit college. Every student works while they are studying, thus come out without debt with guaranteed employment. Area...More

Thank boatlvr13
Reviewed 2 days ago

The College of the Ozarks, including The School of the Ozarks, is amazing and is situated on a gorgeous campus near both Branson and Hollister, Missouri at Point Lookout, Missouri. In fact one of the most beautiful overlooks is on campus behind the chapel overlooking...More

Thank skipreader
Reviewed 3 days ago

Toured the campus in December, loved every aspect of the campus. Visited the gift store and restaurant and very impressed with the service, attitude and genuinely happy attitute of everyone

Thank jacklU5907LL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the grounds and scenic overlook. Chapel is also quiet space to mediate. Various and usual plants available for sale.

Thank Gale957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for an evenning dinner. Service was friendly and prompt, the food FANTASTIC! Would have loved the opportunity to visit in the day time and have a tour, perhaps next time!

Thank benglade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved taking my boys to "Hard work U" great history and showing them that hard work will pay off from all the Generals that came from there to the dining establishment where the students prepare the food "farm to table". There is an actual working...More

Thank Baseballboys21620
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The homemade ice cream is worth the drive! It is excellent! Don't miss the opportunity for good ole creamy homemade ice cream.. only other place I would recommend is Andy's! They are worth eating ice cream 2 nights lol..

Thank RaterRay2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we go to Branson we always make sure to make several visits It offers shopping Food Ice cream that is fresh made. It's a must see and eat

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This school is such a positive place, but we had the opportunity to go for Thanksgiving Buffet, all created and served by the students there!! Great food, huge variety, home grown, and served by fantastic young people. So impressive!!

Thank TxLepa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had lunch there on many recent visits to Branson and every one has been great! I love the concept of this entire college.

Thank schultzt2017
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Misty Q
12 September 2017|
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Response from Nancy C | Reviewed this property |
same as the others but I would think by 9. great place
26 May 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
26 March 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