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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“keeter center” (445 reviews)
“beautiful campus” (272 reviews)
“hard work” (265 reviews)
1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726-9300
+1 417-334-6411
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's rewarding to see how well the students are doing and helping themselves by working their way through school. And the food was delicious !

Thank William P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great idea for students to participate in ALL the daily activities in place of paying for their education. Very interesting and a excellent idea that should be a norm in all cities. The students actually do everything in the maintenance and operation of their several...More

Thank fredh88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at this restaurant 3 times in the past 5 months. The food is very good, service great and prices are very reasonable for the Branson area. Check this out if you visit Branson. We love the concept of working for a free...More

Thank Allen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a tour of the campus on our own, although you could take a guided tour. Campus was beautiful and we enjoyed several "shops" where students produced items to sell. Students were polite, friendly, helpful and dressed nicely.

Thank Carol and Ray L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had the pleasure of dining 5 times with this wonderful institution. I love the concept of working/learning while you get your education. The values and principles from the staff and students give you hope for our country. If only more colleges were this...More

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see when in the area. Very interesting campus, a lot of parking area. Products in the gift shop are made by the students, reasonable prices.

Thank maryechovalley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

College is referred to as Hard Work U. If found worthy, you can work on campus & graduate debt-free. Just check it out & Don't miss the restaurant!

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of six adults had a lovely lunch at the Keeter Center with delicious food and great service! Then, we enjoyed the military museum, the tractor museum. and the Ralph Foster Museum. It is such a clean, quiet, relaxing place to spend time!

Thank Vickie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, incredible food, amazing experience!! The staff is primarily students and they may just be learning but they prove they are going to have amazing careers and we are very lucky that we get to observe their professionalism. This place is totally worth the...More

Thank 961tamarab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner at the College and spent some time driving through the College campus. It is an amazing place with wonderful students...a definite not to miss location!

Thank 388sally
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3,066 reviews
.36 km away
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329 reviews
.40 km away
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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