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Old Home Town Memories!

Having visited this place upon the recommendation of a co-worker over 20 years ago, we were... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Emporia, Kansas
Charming Historical Town

If you love Route 66, don't miss this! You feel as though you are walking into the past when you... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Blaine, Minnesota
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Carthage, MO
Carthage, MO
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Having visited this place upon the recommendation of a co-worker over 20 years ago, we were delighted to find that, not only did the place still exist, it has seemingly thrived! Many more rescued buildings and more artwork. It is not an actual "town" -...More

Thank scrib521
Reviewed 3 November 2017

If you love Route 66, don't miss this! You feel as though you are walking into the past when you finally find this treasure. We were there off season but it was warm and sunny and inviting even though there were no people to welcome...More

Thank chrissieh5
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We heard about Red Oak II from at least 4 different people. And it was better than they made it out to be. Quirky and fun. A geocache or two to add to your collection. Art, buildings, humor. It was a great way to start...More

Thank dspr8o
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Artist, Lowell Davis created this town to remind him of where he grew up. He moved structures in such as a church where they have music on Saturday nights, one of the Dalton Gangs home and more. Lowell's artwork is scattered around Carthage and lots...More

Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We visited Red Oak II on the recommendation of our motel proprietor and were so glad we made it out there at the end of a very busy day sightseeing. The "neighborhood" is amazing with cool structures and Lowell Davis artwork everywhere you look. We'll...More

Thank jayares2015
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

You won't find many places like this. If you want to actually walk back to days gone by don't miss this. Lowell Davis built this turn of the century village and allows others to experience it free of charge. He is older now and has...More

Thank Dana W
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It's honestly difficult to give a review about this place. When we arrived we were uncertain where to park or what to do. I had read the previous reviews and knew that this was a unique place. Without direction, we were reluctant to get out...More

Thank mommermom
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

You want a brief escape from everything electronic, modern and hurried? Go here. No admission, nothing is open, everything is in great shape. What Lowell Davis has created here is nothing short of an amazing gift to people who appreciate an old-time way of life

Thank Candyman5000
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in while driving route 66. We parked up and strolled around the grounds. Before arriving I didn't know what to expect and maybe that was a good thing because I was blown away. We met a local resident that explained to us the creator...More

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must stop if you're traveling through Carthage!!! Mr. Lowell Davis is a wonderful, hospitable host who loves showing off his hard work. He will make you feel right at home by inviting you to chat on his porch while he tells you...More

Thank Lauren B
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22 April 2017|
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Response from D-Butel | Reviewed this property |
No food, no gift shop, and no real hours.... it is much like a small town, you just show up. However if you show up after dark, you may be challenged.... 8:00am to 6:00pm would be my suggestion. Respect those that actually... More
23 September 2015|
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Response from AmeliaFan | Reviewed this property |
There's no entrance fee. It's free for everyone to enjoy. They have a Donations box if you want to throw in a few dollars though. But there's no pressure to do so.