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George Washington Carver National Monument

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Address: 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840-8314
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+1 417-325-4151
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George Washington Carver's boyhood home is now a 210 acre park with a...

George Washington Carver's boyhood home is now a 210 acre park with a nature trail, museum, and interactive exhibit area.

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Great Time was had by all.

If you love history you will love this park. It is the life and times of one of the most interesting men our American History. We have been here three times. There is an indoor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Springfield, Missouri
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, it is accessible. But it's not that wheelchair friendly. None of the doors are automatic, we had to ask random strangers if they would mind please opening the doors and holding them open for us to get inside the visitor center. The elevator is tiny, a wheelchair user would fit, but if it is a bigger reclined kind of... More 

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hollister
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love history you will love this park. It is the life and times of one of the most interesting men our American History. We have been here three times. There is an indoor museum and a walking trail.

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Thank lovetheozarkshome
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a beautiful day and enjoyed walking around the property. It was like being a part of history. The museum is really well kept and full of great information.

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Carthage, Missouri
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a workshop called Coffee with the Carver's. They explained about the all the Archaeological Investigations that had been done to locate the original homestead. They offer all kinds of activities for families and it is a excellent educational opportunity

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We very much enjoyed this monument. It was very enlightening and educational. Movie and displays were well done. Would definitely recommend this as a stop.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Born to slaves, GW Carver did not let them hinder his aspirations in life. His masters were kind to him and allowed him some privileges that probably would not have been granted to other slaves, if not for his frail health. His interests in nature and all living things spurred him to get an education. His work with peanuts were... More 

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Grand Junction CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The museum is very well done with many activities for children upstairs. The grounds are nice with a large picnic area. There is a 3/4 mile trail that goes out the to site of the original cabin, the later built house that George Washington Carver visited and around a pond The trail is well kept and accessible for rolling walkers... More 

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North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this place! We began our visit with a picnic, this was truly one of our favorite picnic spots we have been to! There are approximately a dozen tables spread over a football field worth of land so you have some privacy. The large hickory trees provide plenty of shade and their baseball sized nuts provided entertainment... More 

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Wuhan, China
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The exhibits and movie were well done. Rangers Rose and Emily were excellent at explaining the junior ranger program and other questions I had. The trail is well kept with gravel and some asphalt. You can see why Carver liked to work and think here. Interesting that a man who contributed so much to agricultural science started life as a... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The museum is full of interesting things about him. His life and discoveries span many fields of study: Region, Psychology, Sociology, Botany, Anthropology, Ecology, History, etc.... One of the exhibits said, "Imagine what he could have accomplished if he had had a computer."

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