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George Washington Carver National Monument

5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840
417-325-4151
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Diamond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Description: 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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Kansas City, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
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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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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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Tacoma, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I saw the George Washington Carved sign on the highway and I knew I couldn't miss it. Once I got there with my son, the place was so much more that I thought it could be. My son didn't want to leave; I didn't want to leave, and I cried a little when my son sat in absolute silence as... More

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Joplin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a place for young & not so young. (Children who can read will enjoy this much more than the very small, but there are things for the very small to enjoy) Trails for walking out in nature, hands on exhibits, clean, looks good too. We recommend it! Worth the time to go a bit out of the way... More

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USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What a man. The display was in depth and gave you an idea of Who George Washington Carver was as a man and what he gave us by his discoveries and inventions. I had tears a couple of times.

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ohio
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129 reviews 129 reviews
80 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

There are plenty of things to interest young children here, especially if they are doing junior ranger challenges. There are lots of hands on exhibits, great visuals, and a trail to walk. I am only sad we did not have enough time to do it all. Allow at least two hours here.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Park Ranger Douglas Bzar was great and very knowledgeable of the history of George Washington Carver. The place is calm and serene and has lots of inspiring history. It made my children's study of George Washington Carver come alive-The Hill Family

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