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Address: Carthage, MO

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Just looking at the outside . . .

I had heard that the county courthouse in Carthage was noteworthy, and I made a point of visiting the town square, though it was a Saturday and so the courthouse was closed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had heard that the county courthouse in Carthage was noteworthy, and I made a point of visiting the town square, though it was a Saturday and so the courthouse was closed. Nevertheless, it was a pleasant and rewarding visit. The building of grey limestone is quite imposing and ornate -- they don't build them like that anymore! Well worth... More 

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Carthage, Missouri
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a chance to go inside the courthouse again recently. I had forgotten how beautiful it was on the inside. We typically have numerous out of town guests to come for events, and we take them by the courthouse just to see it. Well worth the time!

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time to visit this interesting city. Very close to Joplin. Many antique stores on the square. Old Route 66 motel that had many guests. If your into old Route 66 this is the place for you. Great burger place on edge of city but it was closed in the evening.

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Carthage, Missouri
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have heard that this is the second most photographed place in Missouri. It is very majestic and historical.

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Carthage, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just learning the history of the building is enough for the visit, see it at night also, You will find this has claim to the second most photographed landmark in Missouri,, so you gotta go !

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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great photo opportunity. This Courthouse is one of only a few remaining courthouses of its stature. You won't regret stopping by. There is an actual cage elevator with a man who operates it.

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Holt, Michigan
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Loved walking through and seeing all the memorabilia, Clean and well kept. Lots of historic value will go again and recommend to anyone.

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Essex, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Carthage is a nice little town with an old-fashioned square in its centre with the courthouse in the middle of the square. It's a scenic place and is surrounded by several interesting buildings and quite a few boutique type shops and cafes, etc. Worth a look see if you have the time. For Route 66 trekkers, like us, you must... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We only saw it from the outside, took a leisurely stroll around the square and viewed courthouse from all sides. There was construction going on when we were there. Building has some very interesting features and if you look closely there are candles in the little windows up top. Bell goes off on the hour and a star is light... More 

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Adelaide
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lovely old building, go inside and read some of the history of the courthouse. We rode the old lift to the top floor which is manually operated by an attendant. We were lucky to be in Carthage for the Maple leaf festival so there were lots of vendors with home made wares and heaps of food trucks. The parade was... More 

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