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George Washington Carver National Monument

5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Diamond
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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116 reviews 116 reviews
72 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Green Valley, Arizona
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129 reviews 129 reviews
50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My first stop at this 210 acre monument (no fee charged) located a bit off the beaten path amidst lovely Ozark scenery southwest of Joplin, Mo. was the visitor center which had increased from 3000 sq. ft. In 2007 to its present 16,000 sq. ft. It is one of the best visitor centers I have seen at a National Monument.... More

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Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

As mentioned by other reviewers, this area of parkland with a visitor centre (sorry, "center" for you Americans) is where the man himself was raised. An extremely fitting tribute to a very interesting man, about whom we knew nothing before our visit. Well worth a detour.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We went during the Prairie Days, the museum was worth going through, but the site also has experience type set-ups, which makes it worth the trip x2. We did not walk to the home site, which would have been interesting in itself, it was also set with hands on displays for Prairie Days. There was also bbq to buy and... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is an extremely well done national monument. The National Park Service continues to remind me what good things come from tax dollars, but this monument made me want to donate! George Washington Carver was an incredible man with an incredible story. I thought the exhibits were informative and thoughtfully presented. It wasn't just about history and science - it... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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170 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is a very interesting Monument to visit. It sits on the site where GWC grew up. The visitor's center covers his life growing up, then him going through college and then returning to college to teach. It also displays some of the discoveries he has made, mostly with peanuts as the main ingredient. Outside there is a 3/4 of... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This was our second visit and we enjoyed it every bit as much as our first. Everyone in this country should visit this monument and especially every African-American. What a wonderful, godly man who gave so much to not only our country but the whole world. He is an inspiration to everyone and a testament to how one man can... More

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Dacula, Georgia
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with this site. A real diamond of a park in Diamond :). The museum was very informative and hands on for the kids. We enjoyed the video and exhibits.

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