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College of the Ozarks
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Small-Group Half-Day Tour of Branson via Luxury Vehicle
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This was a pleasant surprise. We had been driving around Branson and the surrounding areas when we happened on this college. We decided to check it out. We spent our entire day here. What a refreshing experience!
All students attend this college and do not pay tuition. They work 15 hours/week and 2 weeks of 40 hours yearly. The college has its own restaurant--excellent upscale dining, ice creamery, dairy farm, weaving/grist mill, agricultural area. They students must adhere to a dress code, and there is zero tolerance for alcohol and drugs.
It was so refreshing to learn about this particular view on how to earn your education, graduating debt free, while also becoming a responsible, patriotic, caring, hard working adult. We found the students very candid in answering our questions.
There is a beautiful chapel on the grounds, which was originally built by students. This was just a remarkable way to spend the day away from the tourism of Branson.

Thank Eileen B
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The folks that work and go to college here are some of the nicest, hard working people. You can tell they are people of character. We were greeted by students passing by us on the sidewalk. Everyone was so helpful to tell us about the campus. We stopped in where they make jams and jellies and a young lady working asked if we wanted a tour and offered a sample of the fruit cake. Such a cool place to see and teaching some skills that many have forgotten.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The students provided us with a delicious brunch and friendly service! We had great food selections and appreciated the classy atmosphere.

Thank Patricia S
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We toured the campus, went to the Robert Foster Museum & had a GREAT Lunch at Keeter Center. The food was great & the service very good. We were served by students. I think this is a great place for couples or groups of adults to dine.

Thank ednails4
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Each year when we go to Branson, Missouri, we go to the College of the Ozarks to have lunch. This campus is so unique in that they grow/make their own food. Students work for their tuition. What a concept. It is a fantastic place to visit and see what the students really do. These students are so well mannered and polite and really enjoy their experience. This is a must when you go to Branson

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