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America's Maple Leaf City

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Carthage, Missouri, known as America's Maple Leaf City, welcomes travelers from all over the world. Carthage is a unique crossroad of history, art, and inspiration that sits at the junction of the Historic Route 66 and Jefferson Highway.

 

 With four historic districts and over 550 buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Carthage has housed people and businesses with impressive tales that continue to intrigue travelers today. Civil War guerrillas, Wild West outlaws, and powerful business men and women have left their marks on area history. In modern times, the community celebrates heritage through art and faith to keep legends alive in Carthage.  

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  • Laboratory Demonstrations
    Laboratory Demonstrations
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 20
    George Washington Carver National
    Jul 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Discover how George Washington Carver used some often-overlooked plants to change the way we think about agriculture.
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  • Concerts in the Park
    Concerts in the Park
    Sat, Jul 20
    Central Park
    Jul 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Central Park, 305 W Chestnut St, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Central Park, 305 W Chestnut St, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Join us for some amazing music in Central Park! Jim Hunter Band will bring Big Band Jazz on July 20th! FREE ADMISSION!
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  • Precious Moments Week
    Precious Moments Week
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 21
    Carthage
    Jul 21, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Carthage, 4321 S Chapel Rd, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Jul 21, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Carthage, 4321 S Chapel Rd, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Precious Moments is celebrating all week long! Come by the Visitor Center and participate in fun, family-friendly activities.
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  • African American Trailblazers
    African American Trailblazers
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 27
    George Washington Carver National
    Jul 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Jul 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Talk with a park ranger and explore contributions made by African American trailblazers and discover their pioneering achievements.
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  • Marian Days
    Marian Days
    Thu, Aug 01
    Congregation of the Mother of the Redeem
    Aug 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – Aug 04, 2024, 10:00 PM
    Congregation of the Mother of the Redeem, Our Lady of the Ozarks College, 1900 Grand Ave, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Aug 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – Aug 04, 2024, 10:00 PM
    Congregation of the Mother of the Redeem, Our Lady of the Ozarks College, 1900 Grand Ave, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Marian Days is a festival and a pilgrimage for Vietnamese American Roman Catholics celebrated since 1978 on a 28-acre campus of the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix in Carthage, Missouri.
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  • Agriculture School on Wheels
    Agriculture School on Wheels
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Aug 03
    George Washington Carver National
    Aug 03, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Aug 03, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Learn about George Washington Carver’s innovative solution to rural farm education.
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  • Laboratory Demonstrations
    Laboratory Demonstrations
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Aug 10
    George Washington Carver National
    Aug 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Aug 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Discover how George Washington Carver used some often-overlooked plants to change the way we think about agriculture.
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  • Rendevous To Red Oak II
    Rendevous To Red Oak II
    Sat, Aug 17
    Red Oak II
    Aug 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Red Oak II, 12275 Kafir Rd, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Aug 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Red Oak II, 12275 Kafir Rd, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Join us for an afternoon of enjoyment as we're led on a guided tour of Red Oak II. Join us for a guided tour of Red Oak II. Lunch will be provided by Dogs on 66. Adult- $15 Child 15/Under- $5 Register Here: https://www.missouri66.org/store/p/rendevous-to-red-oak-ii
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  • George Washington Carver: A Man of Great Faith
    George Washington Carver: A Man of Great Faith
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Aug 17
    George Washington Carver National
    Aug 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Aug 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Learn how George Washington Carver listened to ‘the Great Creator’ when studying nature and science in the stillness of his early morning walks.
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  • Concerts in the Park
    Concerts in the Park
    Sat, Aug 17
    Central Park
    Aug 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Central Park, 305 W Chestnut St, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Aug 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Central Park, 305 W Chestnut St, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Join us for some amazing music in Central Park! Analog Frogs will bring Rock & Soul 70s-90s! FREE ADMISSION!
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  • Storytelling Day
    Storytelling Day
    Sat, Aug 24
    George Washington Carver National
    Aug 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Aug 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    To celebrate the founding of the National Park Service, visitors are invited to come hear the stories these special places and spaces hold.
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  • Film: Becoming Frederic Douglass
    Film: Becoming Frederic Douglass
    Sun, Aug 25
    George Washington Carver National
    Aug 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National , 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Aug 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National , 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    This 60-minute PBS* film is the inspiring story of a man born into slavery who became a prominent statesman and influential voice for democracy in American history.
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  • Women in George Washington Carver's Life
    Women in George Washington Carver's Life
    Sat, Aug 31
    George Washington Carver National Monume
    Aug 31, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National Monume, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Aug 31, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    George Washington Carver National Monume, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Learn more about the many women who mentored and guided George Washington Carver along his journey to earn an education.
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  • Experience Carthage
    Experience Carthage
    Call 417-423-8075
    Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Call 417-423-8075
    Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Call 417-423-8075
    Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Are you looking for a getaway? To find out more about Carthage's places to stay & things to do, call our Tourism Office @ 417-423-8075
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