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George Washington Carver National Monument

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Address: 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840-8314
Phone Number: 417-325-4151
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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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Out of the way, but worth the trip

I did not realize that there was so much more to George Washington Carver's life than his work with peanuts. The video that gives his life story is absolutely terrific! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Kathy K
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Oviedo, Florida
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Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did not realize that there was so much more to George Washington Carver's life than his work with peanuts. The video that gives his life story is absolutely terrific! The exhibits repeat many of the things that you learn in the video, but repetition is good for learning. I came away totally impressed with the way this man handled... More 

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea about GW Carver, other than he did something with peanuts! I am so glad I went here. What a driven individual he was. Excellent video about his life and the displays are fabulous. Great for kids. Well worth seeing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the park on Sat Aug 6, 2016. It may be in the middle of nowhere but it served as one of the most inspirational spots that I have ever visited. I was hip to the Peanut man, but all he went thru on his journey and his pleasant ATTITUDE and FOCUS during his journey is the metal of... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mention George Washington Carver and you might think of that guy who did something with peanuts.. but there is much, much more to the man than that. Sitting on 210 acres it consists of a museum along with the boyhood home of GWC as well as a nature trail. From where GWC came from to where he ended up is... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our grandchildren to George Washington Carver National Monument. I went there as a child as did my children and their father. It is a wonderful example of a mans life and his giving to humanity. He was a great scientist and was always giving and kind. It's a great place to take children and show them how mankind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If anywhere near this, you must go! It's worth the out of the way drive. It's beautiful and historic. Very educational. Very peaceful. Fun for everyone!

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you find yourself in this area, you would be remiss in NOT stopping in to visit this outstanding historic site. George Washington Carver was more than just a simple man who made good in his life, He is an American Icon that many people don't know diddle-squat about. A stop here will take care of that and ensure that... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This national monument is well-worth visiting. We visited decades ago, but a return visit with grandchildren shows the development of this park service gem honoring a very special American. The trail to his birthplace, cabin where his "slave owners" lived, through the forest where he gained inspiration and solace, as well as the gravesite of "owners" Moses and Susan Carter... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This was a very nice place. I knew George Washington Carver did something with peanuts but I did not know how brilliant he was and all of his contributions to society. There is a small but nice museum in the Visitor's Center that showcases his life and accomplishments. There is a one mile self guided trail that is a must... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Well done. Tells the story of overcoming incredible obstacles and keeping focused on his goal: Helping the poorest out of poverty. I am in awe of the man. I wish his story was more well known. He is much more than just the guy who came up with a jillion uses for peanuts. There's a film to get started. Features... More 

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