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George Washington Carver National Monument

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Address: 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840-8314
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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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Very nice to visit

We attended a workshop called Coffee with the Carver's. They explained about the all the Archaeological Investigations that had been done to locate the original homestead. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Carthage, Missouri
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Carthage, Missouri
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We attended a workshop called Coffee with the Carver's. They explained about the all the Archaeological Investigations that had been done to locate the original homestead. They offer all kinds of activities for families and it is a excellent educational opportunity

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed this monument. It was very enlightening and educational. Movie and displays were well done. Would definitely recommend this as a stop.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Born to slaves, GW Carver did not let them hinder his aspirations in life. His masters were kind to him and allowed him some privileges that probably would not have been granted to other slaves, if not for his frail health. His interests in nature and all living things spurred him to get an education. His work with peanuts were... More 

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Grand Junction CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The museum is very well done with many activities for children upstairs. The grounds are nice with a large picnic area. There is a 3/4 mile trail that goes out the to site of the original cabin, the later built house that George Washington Carver visited and around a pond The trail is well kept and accessible for rolling walkers... More 

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North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this place! We began our visit with a picnic, this was truly one of our favorite picnic spots we have been to! There are approximately a dozen tables spread over a football field worth of land so you have some privacy. The large hickory trees provide plenty of shade and their baseball sized nuts provided entertainment... More 

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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

The exhibits and movie were well done. Rangers Rose and Emily were excellent at explaining the junior ranger program and other questions I had. The trail is well kept with gravel and some asphalt. You can see why Carver liked to work and think here. Interesting that a man who contributed so much to agricultural science started life as a... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

The museum is full of interesting things about him. His life and discoveries span many fields of study: Region, Psychology, Sociology, Botany, Anthropology, Ecology, History, etc.... One of the exhibits said, "Imagine what he could have accomplished if he had had a computer."

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Hustonville, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We didn't have a lot of time, but it is well worth an hour or more. The video is great. The display is a little less informative. We didn't have time to take the trails, but we are glad we stopped. An amazing man.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I've been a fan of George Washington Carver ever since I studied him in school and this national monument (it's free but they do accept free will donations) is just super! Whatever you do don't miss the film that tells you of his life. If you didn't admire him before the film, you will afterwards. He was such a humble... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We took a group of children here today, and I was reminded why I've always loved to visit-so many interesting things to learn, and a beautiful place to walk the trails. I love to walk around and read all the quotes from George Washington Carver. The Discovery area is educational and there is a small gift shop. Beautiful grounds with... More 

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