AAA Editor Notes
Ralph Foster Museum is off Opportunity Ave. on the College of the Ozarks campus. Named after local radio pioneer and avid hunter, angler and conservationist Ralph Foster, the displays at this museum cover Ozarks history and life. Collections include coins, stamps, timepieces, dolls, musical instruments, Native American artifacts and an extensive display of weapons that features gold-plated handguns, flintlocks and a gun that once belonged to Pancho Villa.
Other highlights include beautiful ornate saddles, Western gear, wildlife displays (polar bears, deer and waterfowl), antique cameos and the vintage vehicle that took the Clampett family to California in the popular 1960s TV series “The Beverly Hillbillies.” The Discovery Room has interactive exhibits for kids.
Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.