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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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Incredible trip of inspiration!

You have children or grandchildren, DO NOT miss the opportunity to experience a trip to the George Washington Carve Memorial Park! Such wonderful lessons if a humble... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Oronogo, Missouri, United States
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Oronogo, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

You have children or grandchildren, DO NOT miss the opportunity to experience a trip to the George Washington Carve Memorial Park! Such wonderful lessons if a humble, determined spirit rising above many challenges and lifting up truth discovered to help so many others! Great hands on museum and beautiful walking trail. A MUST TRIP for education and inspiration!

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What an inspiring monument, what an inspiring man. this is the first National Monument made in honor of an African American. in 1943 when the money was created there was still a lot of racism in this country, but this man with his nature was able to break through all that and be a wonderful example for all of us... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Artifacts, maps, full size recreations of a laboratory and school house room, and many historical and educational presentations are housed in the main building. The 25 minute video is a must see. The path behind the museum offers a view of the family cemetery, several bridges over streams, and a wonderful trail through green trees. It is circular so it... More 

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Portland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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
26 helpful votes 26 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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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