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Smithsonian quality museum--worth it

Maybe even nicer than the Smithsonian! I have never been interested in Indian artifacts but this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
healthcommando
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North Branch, Minnesota
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An excellent opportunity to tour at your own pace, large selection prehistoric animal items... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Svytrvl60
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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We are proud to present the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, built by Johnny Morris, to share the rich history of the Ozarks and the animals and people who came before us. Featured items in the museum include a woolly mammoth, a saber toothed...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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150 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, MO 65739
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe even nicer than the Smithsonian! I have never been interested in Indian artifacts but this had me enthralled. Lots of great things to explore from pre-historic to modern, even cannons! not too much hands-on stuff but our family loves museums. the bathrooms were some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Big Cedar L, Guest Relations Manager at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

healthcommando, Thank you for visiting us here at the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, where you have well stated-- brings you face-to-face with prehistoric creatures and astounding collections of Native American artifacts and artwork as well as expansive galleries showcasing the American West and Civil...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent opportunity to tour at your own pace, large selection prehistoric animal items, artifacts of varous tribes of native American history.a lot of artifacts from local Missouri history, civil war items.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Big Cedar L, Guest Relations Manager at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Svytrvl60, Thank you for taking an ancient adventure with us here at the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum. We are glad to hear about your historic tour through the museum and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on a suggestion from an employee at the aquarium in Springfield. Since the museum at the aquarium had a lot of taxidermied animals in display, he stated this place had a lot of prehistoric and extinct versions. There were a few...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Big Cedar L, Guest Relations Manager at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

amandasH5903XI, Thank you for visiting us here at the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, both here and Wonders of Wild life have much to offer in educational and informative experiences. We are glad to here you have explored more than one of our sister locations...More

Reviewed 14 December 2018

I have never seen as many Native American items anywhere. This place is amazing. The beaded outfits show such diligent craftsmanship and the art is wonderous.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Big Cedar L, Guest Relations Manager at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Scott S, Thank you for visiting us here at the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 13 December 2018

After enjoying the Sunday Brunch at the Osage Restaurant, we toured the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum. So much to see and so interesting, Definitely make this stop while visiting Branson, Mo.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Big Cedar L, Guest Relations Manager at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

rpmaster2, Thank you for making the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum a stopping spot on your visit to the Osage Restaurant. The heritage of the Ozarks is truly a great sight to see and experience through this tour. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We came here as kind of a rainy day “filler” activity and was pleasantly surprised. Interesting exhibits about early America and the college / lots of wildlife displays but plenty of other cool stuff to see too :)

Date of experience: November 2018
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Big Cedar L, Guest Relations Manager at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

randymel, Thank you for visiting us here at the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum.

Reviewed 21 November 2018

It was snowing at the Top of the Rock, which was a perfect day to visit this museum! We were there about 3 hours, but I probably could have stayed longer. I enjoyed the history and vast collection of Native American artifacts.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Big Cedar L, Guest Relations Manager at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Mary A, Thank you for visiting us here at the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum. The newly expanded museum is truly a sight to see and is an amazing experience for all ages. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing number of items to look at, almost overwhelming. Well labeled and beautifully designed and displayed.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Big Cedar L, Guest Relations Manager at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

veratom, Thank you for taking a journey through the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum with us.

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Allow plenty of time for this exhibit. It is very comprehensive and interesting. Prehistory to post civil war with a large fossil collection as well as the best Native American collection in the Midwest. You will see one of a kind items as well as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Big Cedar L, Guest Relations Manager at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

GolfingBearcat, Thank you for visiting us here at our Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum. We look forward to your next journey with us soon.

Reviewed 30 October 2018

This museum is located in the "basement" of Top of the Rock and you might miss it if you didn't know it was there. The collection of arrowheads, Native American dress and tools, and Civil War memorabilia is phenomenal. I wasn't expecting at all what...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Big Cedar L, Guest Relations Manager at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Jill S, The newly expanded Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum has truly expanded with several new sights to see and experience history face-to-face. Thank you for the raving review of the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum and experience ancient adventures with us.

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You do not have to have tickets to go see the restaurant and general area. However, since most of the golf course is part of the gold cart tour, you do have to pay to see that. We bought the combo ticket (at a discounted... More
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