I have written before about the College of the Ozarks when I featured the chapel on campus. 

It is a small private college where students work on campus to pay for tuition.  Today, I want to tell you about the Keeter Center on the campus.


The college is located just 2 miles south of Branson, Missouri at Point Lookout.  The Keeter Center is a local tourist destination.  It is popular for its fine dining restaurant and hotel.  The center also houses many conference rooms. 



Front porch of the Keeter.

The center itself was designed after the Maine State building of the 1904 World's Fair. The original Maine building was brought from the fairgrounds and used as the first structure on the campus.  The original building burned in 1930.

Let's go inside.


The decor inside is rustic with craftsman touches.

As with all of the buildings on campus (and everything else) students helped to build the structure. 



I am wandering around with my camera.  Hubs is sitting and waiting for me.  He has learned that it is just better to sit and wait until I have tired myself out. 



There is a massive fireplace at one end of the building.  In the fall and winter it is nice to sit by the crackling fire.




Here is one of the sitting areas upstairs in the hotel.





I am in the copper elevator looking down on hubs...who is still waiting.




There is a gift shop where items that the students have made are sold: stained glass, jams, jellies, fruitcake, woven items, and grain items that have been milled right here on campus.



The Keeter Center also serves as sort of a mini-museum.  There are patriotic art displays,


a 1943 jeep,



and mementos from famous guests. (George W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, John Ashcroft, Colin Powell, Sarah Palin, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the list goes on and on)





This area also features a wonderful program C of O has.  Through the Patriotic Education Trips program, students travel free of charge with veterans to battlefields of the past.  The veterans pass along their stories to the students.  This last April students traveled to the Philippines with veterans from WWII.  I would love to go on a trip like that

I haven't even gotten around to telling you about Dobyns Dining Room.



This photo of Dobyns Dining Room in the Keeter Center, College of the Ozarks is courtesy of TripAdvisor

This is where you can enjoy delicious food from "Farm to Table."  Students grow, harvest, prepare and serve your meal.  I can tell you that the food is excellent. 

The next time you are in Branson, swing on by and see what the Keeter has to offer.
These two seem to be enjoying themselves.



Thank you to all who have served our country.  Have a great Memorial Day.

Thanks for reading my blog.


I have written before about the College of the Ozarks when I featured the chapel on campus. 

It is a small private college where students work on campus to pay for tuition.  Today, I want to tell you about the Keeter Center on the campus.


The college is located just 2 miles south of Branson, Missouri at Point Lookout.  The Keeter Center is a local tourist destination.  It is popular for its fine dining restaurant and hotel.  The center also houses many conference rooms. 



Front porch of the Keeter.

The center itself was designed after the Maine State building of the 1904 World's Fair. The original Maine building was brought from the fairgrounds and used as the first structure on the campus.  The original building burned in 1930.

Let's go inside.


The decor inside is rustic with craftsman touches.

As with all of the buildings on campus (and everything else) students helped to build the structure. 



I am wandering around with my camera.  Hubs is sitting and waiting for me.  He has learned that it is just better to sit and wait until I have tired myself out. 



There is a massive fireplace at one end of the building.  In the fall and winter it is nice to sit by the crackling fire.




Here is one of the sitting areas upstairs in the hotel.





I am in the copper elevator looking down on hubs...who is still waiting.




There is a gift shop where items that the students have made are sold: stained glass, jams, jellies, fruitcake, woven items, and grain items that have been milled right here on campus.



The Keeter Center also serves as sort of a mini-museum.  There are patriotic art displays,


a 1943 jeep,



and mementos from famous guests. (George W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, John Ashcroft, Colin Powell, Sarah Palin, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the list goes on and on)





This area also features a wonderful program C of O has.  Through the Patriotic Education Trips program, students travel free of charge with veterans to battlefields of the past.  The veterans pass along their stories to the students.  This last April students traveled to the Philippines with veterans from WWII.  I would love to go on a trip like that

I haven't even gotten around to telling you about Dobyns Dining Room.



This photo of Dobyns Dining Room in the Keeter Center, College of the Ozarks is courtesy of TripAdvisor

This is where you can enjoy delicious food from "Farm to Table."  Students grow, harvest, prepare and serve your meal.  I can tell you that the food is excellent. 

The next time you are in Branson, swing on by and see what the Keeter has to offer.
These two seem to be enjoying themselves.



Thank you to all who have served our country.  Have a great Memorial Day.

Thanks for reading my blog.