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George Washington Carver National Monument

5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840-8314
+1 417-325-4151
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Worth the stop!

I am obsessed with getting all the National Parks and Sights stamped in my park passport book... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Independence, Missouri
Definitely worth the time to stop!

So much information about George Washington Carvers life and love of science. My kids (10 & 12... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Trisha C
Greenwood, Missouri
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George Washington Carver's boyhood home is now a 210 acre park with a nature trail, museum, and interactive exhibit area.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840-8314
+1 417-325-4151
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am obsessed with getting all the National Parks and Sights stamped in my park passport book, which I have been working on for over 20 years. I'm really glad we stopped here. It made me so curious about who his real father was though.

Thank DPenn_11
Reviewed 6 days ago

So much information about George Washington Carvers life and love of science. My kids (10 & 12) loved the science lab and being able to look at all the different materials under the microscope. George Washington Carver lived a truly inspirational life.

Thank Trisha C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

George Washington Carver was a remarkable man who rose from being a slave born in a small cabin to a renowned scientist. This National monument and visitor center is first class and tells his inspiring story. We spent several hours here and could have spent...More

Thank Fideris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

GWC overcame adversity and racism to achieve much in his lifetime. Yet he always remained humble. Visitors Center was very good with hands on things for kids. The ranger did not seem engaged and failed to tell us that a tree was down on the...More

Thank DonnaB1956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Born a slave, George Washington Carver studied art at Simpson College, Iowa and then he studied science and agriculture at Iowa State in Ames. His goal after graduating was to be "useful, especially to his own people". Carver convinced many Southern farmers to grow peanuts,...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a good place to spend the day. The statues are nice and the old house was fun to visit. The walking path around the property and lake are nice and you can walk and explore at your own pace. The museum section is...More

Thank colecrew
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Traveling by motorcycle from Dallas to Boonville, Missouri for the Total Eclipse. Stopped at the George Washington Carver National Monument to learn some history and get our National Park Passports stamped. Well, we were running a little late. So I called the monument office to...More

Thank UltraLimitedTraveler
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I've read books with my students about George Washington Carver for years so I was thrilled to learn there was a historical moment nearby. The film gave a great overview of his life and the museum was so informative. I really loved just walking the...More

Thank junebug40
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This national monument is pretty much in the middle of no where - but if you are ever in southwest Missouri it is worth the short drive from Joplin. The birth place of George Washington Carver is the first national monument for an African American....More

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 22 July 2017

On a road trip and saw this National Park on the map. Vaguely recognized Carver's name and decided to stop and check it out. So glad we did. What an amazing man! The museum was so informative and the tour with the park ranger was...More

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30 April 2017|
Response from Cassie W | Reviewed this property |
Even if there isn't specifically marked parking when we were there tons of buses were parked there for kids field trips. Plus it's never buse enough to fill all the spots so you could easily park sideways along a few normal... More
Laura M
8 April 2016|
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Response from MissouriTraveler72 | Reviewed this property |
I would give an hour for the trail if you are doing a leisurely stroll and another hr for the visitor's center.
22 September 2015|
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Response from mercynurse62 | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge for the monument. They have a donation box out in the visitor center if you wish t make a donation