The Keeter Center
This summer, plan a “417 Road Trip” to The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks where you will find students working for their education while operating one of the nation’s top small hotels. Located on the tranquil campus of College of the Ozarks, the hotel offers many options for visitors. Whether it’s student-made confections from the bakery or a visit to the college creamery after a relaxed lunch, your family is sure to be delighted.
If your plans include overnight accommodations, The Keeter Center’s award-winning hospitality and newly renovated suites will turn a weekend getaway into a lasting memory worth repeating. Each suite includes spacious accommodations that provide picturesque views of the scenic rolling hills. The plush linens and soft robes, along with the signature turn-down service with fresh baked cookies and milk, will provide a relaxing home away from home experience.
During your visit to this historic work-study college, you will find plenty to explore as you visit the many student-craft locations. Students make a variety of products including fruit spreads, Edwards Mill baking mixes, handwoven baskets, candles, and stained glass keepsakes. While on campus, visit the Ralph Foster Museum, which offers an eclectic collection of Ozarks history.
Visitor Tip: Children and parents alike will enjoy watching the cows being milked at the campus dairy, with milkings at 5:00 am and 5:00 pm daily.
Special Summer Events: Register for youth etiquette classes, adult culinary cooking classes, and afternoon tea at The Keeter Center. Visit keetercenter.edu for more information.