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Ralph Foster Museum

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Address: 1 Cultural Court, Point Lookout, Branson, MO 65726
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+1 417-690-3407
09:00 - 16:30
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The Ralph Foster Museum contains a vast collection of artifacts with...

The Ralph Foster Museum contains a vast collection of artifacts with special emphasis on the history and culture of the Ozark Mountain Region. Originally housed in Abernathy Hall, a boy's dorm on the campus of College of the Ozarks, the building has been transformed into three floors of exhibits where visitors will find many items of interest, such as antiques, dolls, clocks, music items, a large firearms collection, natural history, and textiles, in addition to the Beverly Hillbillies truck that was used in the television series.

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This museum is a good size - not too large or small. While my husband spent time examining the weapons, I had time to linger over the cameo collection and kewpie dolls, etc.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lamar, Missouri
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Lamar, Missouri
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a good size - not too large or small. While my husband spent time examining the weapons, I had time to linger over the cameo collection and kewpie dolls, etc.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you wanted to you could spend several hours in this place. ALOT of stuff to look at. HUGE gun collection. I can't even list all the things to see. The price is reasonable. Nothing spectacular in the museum just a lot of neat stuff. Worth the $5 entry.

Thank jakeS55
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit. Museum has a little bit of about everything you can think of to look at, from old antiques to stuffed animals in the collection. Was fun to see the Beverly Hillbilly's old truck on display there. Price of admission was fair in my opinion and a good value. We spent about one and a half hours there,... More 

Thank Vern B
Eagan, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You are guaranteed to be entertained - there's something for everyone. There's fishing tackle antique boat, even the jalopy driven by the Beverly Hillbillies. There's also a good variety of household antiques, artwork, musical instruments, steam engines, tools, this place is 3 stories and it's huge. Very worthwhile

Thank Mary L
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went there to see the beverly hillbilly car and wow all the other things they had there was great could have stayed there all day

Thank blueman66
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

No one should miss this Museum. It has it all from the Jed Clampet's truck to the biggest gun collection i have ever seen in one place. Antique Funiture , Butterflies, sea shells. A must see!

Thank angelanewell79
Enloe, Texas
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Ralph Foster Museum is home to a vast collection of unique and historical artifacts ! Incredible collection, maintained by students on College of the Ozarks campus.

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Omaha, Arkansas, United States
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Ralph Foster Museum has so much to offer. It has 3 floors of items that are all connected to the Ozarks in some way. The Beverly Hillbillies car is there, and lots of other artifacts. You won't be disappointed.

Thank lotterywatcher
Hollister, Missouri
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Wide variety of displays of inventions, lifestles of bygone days, nature, firearms, entertainment and entertainers of inerest to this region through the years.

Thank rem071947
Hector, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Wow what an impressive museum. The collections of different things is amazing. Three stories of history. A must see.

Thank Teri H

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