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Just looking at the outside . . .

I had heard that the county courthouse in Carthage was noteworthy, and I made a point of visiting... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Houston, Texas
Beautiful Courthouse!

I had a chance to go inside the courthouse again recently. I had forgotten how beautiful it was... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Marty Ann P
Carthage, Missouri
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

I had heard that the county courthouse in Carthage was noteworthy, and I made a point of visiting the town square, though it was a Saturday and so the courthouse was closed. Nevertheless, it was a pleasant and rewarding visit. The building of grey limestone...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I had a chance to go inside the courthouse again recently. I had forgotten how beautiful it was on the inside. We typically have numerous out of town guests to come for events, and we take them by the courthouse just to see it. Well...More

Thank Marty Ann P
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

First time to visit this interesting city. Very close to Joplin. Many antique stores on the square. Old Route 66 motel that had many guests. If your into old Route 66 this is the place for you. Great burger place on edge of city but...More

Thank tryingtooSS
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have heard that this is the second most photographed place in Missouri. It is very majestic and historical.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Just learning the history of the building is enough for the visit, see it at night also, You will find this has claim to the second most photographed landmark in Missouri,, so you gotta go !

Thank Corky and Gale D
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great photo opportunity. This Courthouse is one of only a few remaining courthouses of its stature. You won't regret stopping by. There is an actual cage elevator with a man who operates it.

Thank Anonymous4488
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Loved walking through and seeing all the memorabilia, Clean and well kept. Lots of historic value will go again and recommend to anyone.

Thank JandJKC
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Carthage is a nice little town with an old-fashioned square in its centre with the courthouse in the middle of the square. It's a scenic place and is surrounded by several interesting buildings and quite a few boutique type shops and cafes, etc. Worth a...More

Thank pd7
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We only saw it from the outside, took a leisurely stroll around the square and viewed courthouse from all sides. There was construction going on when we were there. Building has some very interesting features and if you look closely there are candles in the...More

Thank iwanttoseeamerica
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lovely old building, go inside and read some of the history of the courthouse. We rode the old lift to the top floor which is manually operated by an attendant. We were lucky to be in Carthage for the Maple leaf festival so there were...More

Thank Lee D
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No charge and handicap accessible
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You actually won't need a map as you can see the top of the Court House with its huge star from most places in town! If you come into town on Route 66 then you will need to turn South onto Main Street and go 2-3 blocks. Our... More