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America's Maple Leaf City

Our Heritage

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.  

Experience Carthage,MO

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Experience Carthage with Upcoming Events

  • June Food Truck Friday
    Jun 09, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    Central Park , 714 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Join us for Food Truck Friday June 9th sponsored by ARC! Food, fun and a pump track!
  • 46th Annual Carthage Stampede Rodeo
    Multiple Dates
    Jun 09, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Carthage Saddle Club Arena , 521 Robert Ellis Young Dr., Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Join us for the 46th Annual Carthage Stampede Rodeo at the CArthage Saddle Club Arena. Gates open at 6:00 pm.
  • 22nd Annual Kid's Fishing Day
    Jun 10, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Kellogg Lake , Kellogg Lake, Carthage, MO 64836, USA
    Fishing for ages 15 and under only, 8:00 am till Noon. Family fishing after kid's event ends! Please bring your own fishing gear and help kids enjoy a fun-filled day at the lake.
  • Prairie Day
    Sep 09, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    George Washington Carver, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    Celebrating life on the Missouri Prairie during the late 1800s when George Washington Carver was a child, this event includes basket weaving, candle-making, Dutch-Oven cooking, spinning, weaving, storytelling, musical groups, quilting, a junior ranger station, and more.
  • Hispanic Heritage Day Celebration
    Sep 23, 11:00 PM – 11:05 PM
    George Washington Carver, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to American society. Learn more about this culture through song, dance, foods, and interpretation.
  • Holiday Open House
    Dec 09, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    George Washington Carver, 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840, USA
    The park staff and volunteers invite the public to a holiday celebration with seasonal music, crafts and refreshments.
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