The Keeter Center

About Us

Mabee Lodge Accommodations: Elegantly appointed, all Lodge suites include a fireplace, private balcony, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and complimentary high speed internet access. Suites include robes, in-room breakfast and turn-down service featuring fresh cookies and milk. 


Dobyns Dining Room: Whether it’s a casual lunch, intimate dinner for two or an elegant private dinner party for 60, our culinary staff of students at Dobyns Dining Room offer something for every taste. Also, your Branson dining experience will be enhanced with student entertainment Thursday through Saturday evenings from the wide range of musical talent on our campus. For the sweet tooth anytime of the day, our Bakery will satisfy any desire with pastries, desserts, homemade ice cream, and a variety of coffee and fruit drinks. Lunch is served daily from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. Dinner is served from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Our bakery is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Sunday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Enjoy a leisurely Sunday Brunch in the rustic elegance of The Keeter Center, overlooking the beautiful College of the Ozarks campus. Brunch prices are $24.95 for adults, and $9.95 for children ages 6-12 (5 and under are complimentary). Full breakfast selections at the Farmhouse include personalized omelets and waffles. The Marketplace features our Chef’s beautiful ice sculpture, hand-cut fresh seasonal fruits, domestic and imported cheese, crudités, and made-to-order Caesar salads. Creative culinary delights abound at the Chef’s Table where you will find original seafood creations, southern fried chicken and carved award-winning College of the Ozarks smoked ham. Browse the finest sweets and dessert display in the Ozarks at the Bakeshop.

 The Keeter Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary.

The Keeter Center opened its doors to the public, providing luxurious lodge rooms, fine dining and a conference center. But as any patron will attribute, there is much more than meets the eye at The Keeter Center. Perhaps it is because most of the operation is run by students attending College of the Ozarks and participating in its mandatory Work Education Program by serving student-made entrees to patrons, maintaining the Mabee Lodge or creating gift baskets in the Beulah I. Winfrey Gift Shop.
The Keeter Center and The Keeter Center for Character Education are named in honor of the late Mr. James P. Keeter's parents, Ruby and Vester Keeter. Mr. Keeter and his family took a leadership role in establishing the physical building and the character education program, which has touched and continues to touch thousands of lives. Mr. Keeter served on the College's Board of Trustees from 1998-2014. Traditionally, the 50th anniversary is golden, however, in just ten years a multitude of golden opportunities and moments have taken place at the Keeter Center. We invite you to visit us and experience this unique, and truly inspiring institution that has helped so many in so many ways.


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The Keeter Center
One Opportunity Ave
Point Lookout, MO 65726
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The Keeter Center was designed to be a beautiful facility with remarkable architecture and interiors recalling memories of old Dobyns Hall. Its rustic lodge design, with handmade furnishings, exquisite landscaping and outdoor gathering areas will take you back to 1906.

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