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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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Hidden historical gem of Missouri

I've lived in St. Louis my whole life and had never been here! Stopped by on the way to a prairie because of rain and loved it! I knew a little about George Washington Carver, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I've lived in St. Louis my whole life and had never been here! Stopped by on the way to a prairie because of rain and loved it! I knew a little about George Washington Carver, but only that he invented peanut butter. The museum was very good at explaining his life and contributions to American society as well as the... More 

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Endicott, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is an out of the way National Monument. Obviously not one of the most visited in the system. The Visitor Center has lots of information and exhibits of Carvers life and work. The Center is quite a little walk from the childhood cabin, not sure why. The Missouri heat and humidity can be tough in the summer.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent way to spend some family time. Great trails. He was a very wise man. Quotes around the park are very inciteful. Beautiful natural park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you're passing through on I44, get off the interstate and visit! What a gem! I'm going to tell everyone I know about this moving experience. I was also really glad they had picnic tables. The museum is very informative and the gift shop has something for everyone. Sure beats stopping at a rest area along the highway!

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stopped here on the backend of a long road trip and were blown away by the quality and comprehensiveness of it. There is something for everyone here and it does a great job of telling the Peanut Man's story. His challenging beginnings, tremendous perseverance, selflessness, vision, and strength of character are all well presented. Our kids spent quite a... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is an excellent place for education (great interpretive center) and reflection (beautiful forest and prairie trails). It is dedicated not only to a great African American but also to a great scientist, which is why the Carver Birthplace is kind of a pilgrimage for me. I highly recommend coming for Carver Day on a Saturday in early July.

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Tyler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I am very interested in the National Parks and Monuments. I had seen a program on the history channel regarding George Washington Carver. As I was relatively close on a recent trip, I decided to stop here. Excellent! Not only is there a wonderfully educational museum, with an interactive area for children, there is a beautiful walking trail. The 28... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Very well put together educational stop. Well worth the little detour off the main highway. 28 minute film good for kids. beautiful grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I originally visited in the early 1980's on a school field trip. Traveling through I decided to stop again. It was great to learn more about this amazing man & his contributions to science.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This museum has it all. You have a very lovey walking trail that is less than a mile. On it you see the location of the birthplace, a beautiful creek, the homestead of Moses Carver, and the family cemetery. Once inside the museum there are many things to look at and read. I particularly enjoyed how they did time lines... More 

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