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George Washington Carver National Monument

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Address: 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840
Phone Number: 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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Fascinating, well worth hours of your time

This is a great place to visit. When I lived in NW Arkansas, it was an easy drive, about an hour away. One of my visits was when a group from Springfield Mensa came to tour the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
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Manning, South Carolina
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Manning, South Carolina
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a great place to visit. When I lived in NW Arkansas, it was an easy drive, about an hour away. One of my visits was when a group from Springfield Mensa came to tour the "old" place along with the newer museum full of the "old" stuff. They even have a few nice paths that you can walk... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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367 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

GWC was the Einstein of agriculture. I learned so many things here that I did not know about him. He mixed science with religion beautifully. A humanist, agriculturist, man who lived the life similar to how Christ lived His life. The best of both science and religion. A natural in this world. I didn't get a chance to walk the... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I've driven past the entrance to this place MANY times and thought to myself that I needed to visit some day. Well, I'm glad I finally heeded the promptings and went inside. Very pleasant personnel and the information was invaluable. George Washington Carver was an impressive individual.

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Thank Mike G
Arlington
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The visitor center is small but full of interesting information about George Washington Carver and peanuts. Good for kids.

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Neosho, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I am a local who's been here repeatedly and has no bias. The visitor's center is extensive and hands on. The entire property is great for naturalists, science types, and history buffs. Nice trail, picnic area. Beautiful in the fall.

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Duenweg, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We visit George Washington Carver every yr for family pictures. The place offers a great deal of family and fun things to due and also learn. Take the 1hr and a half and spend the time with your friends and family. It's free and who knows what you may learn there.

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East Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

I'm giving it 4 stars but wish we had had longer to explore the area and it might have bumped up to 5 stars. We got out and walked around a bit and saw the large bust of Carver and listened to the speech they have there (you press a button my the sculpture and it plays). Looked well maintained... More 

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Neosho, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This place is fabulous! If you are looking for a bit of history this is the place to come. They are a great museum that features the life and works of George Washington Carver. This national monument also has a wonderful walking trail that takes you past George's home and details some of his life and experiences in nature. There... More 

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Ellisville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I've lived in St. Louis for the last 40 years and have been down this stretch of Highway 44 more times than I can count and I've never been to this national monument nor had I ever heard of it. Having said that I'm glad we stopped. It's not a large monument but the visitor center does a good job... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Must stop for the history buff, very educational. My daughter loved it, lots of interactive things. You could spend half a day here if you read it all. Learn all about this man and his accomplishments. You will never believe all that can be done from a peanut. Things to see outside as well, they have an old footprint of... More 

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