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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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Description: 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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George Washington Carver National Monument

A fantastic look at the life of George Washington Carver. His mother and he were kidnapped from the slave owner's house and from there the story is amazing as to what this man... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A fantastic look at the life of George Washington Carver. His mother and he were kidnapped from the slave owner's house and from there the story is amazing as to what this man was able to accomplish. GWC was returned to the slave owner when the owner sent a $300 house to have them both returned - the mother was... More 

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I finally stopped in after wanting to for years. First off, if you can, go on a nice day and you can walk the trails. It was too cold/windy when I went. But I was able to view from an observation deck and it looked stunning. The museum takes a little while to get through, but once you see George... More 

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Carthage
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I've lived close my whole life. I came as a child and now I take my children. Always have a lot of fun!!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went to this monument as a planned destination on our way to Arkansas. Unfortunately, we arrived with only 1.5 hours to spend there. Did not see the movie at 4PM since we wanted to be sure and walk the grounds before they started closing the path at 4:30 (example: removal of the "laundry" from the Carver house). The walking... More 

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Penngrove, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It has lovely grounds and short walks. The old buildings are well preserved. They have a video that plays that talked about his life that was quite good.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stopped here on a whim on our way home from vacation when we saw the sign on the highway. So glad we did! It ended up being one of our favorite stops on the whole vacation. Amazing information, interactive displays, and historical significance. The gift shop was great too!

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Denton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This site is as amazing as George Washington Carver. The site encompasses the land and farm where he grew up, so by taking the walking tour, you get a real sense of how he became a botanist and scientist. The museum tells the story of his life through his possessions and artifacts from the time period. While he is buried... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We absolutely loved this wonderful spot and wished we could have stayed longer. The museum has lots of hands-on exhibits to teach us about this amazing man. The grounds were also beautiful and peaceful and made for a lovely stroll. The rangers were friendly and knowledgeable. It is a bit remote but absolutely worth the effort. One negative: The movie... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was driving from Carthage MO to Bentonville AR and saw the signs for the park. On a complete whim, I decided to go check it out. I honestly was surprised to learn more about George Washington Carver and all that he did. I think the most amazing thing was that he knit and crocheted! I knew about his time... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful testimonial to an extraordinary human being! This national park is not far from the highway and is an interesting historical tribute to George Washington Carver. The exhibits are well done and offer "hands on" science experiments for kids (and others). The staff was knowledgeable and the setting is lovely. Well worth the time!

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