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We were passing through on our way to Texas and stopped to see this beautiful courthouse .. the... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
New Iberia, Louisiana
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Beautiful old buidling

It appears that this building was one of the inspirations for the building featured in the Back to... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We were passing through on our way to Texas and stopped to see this beautiful courthouse .. the architecture was unbelievable... worth the stop!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

It appears that this building was one of the inspirations for the building featured in the Back to The Future movie series. The architectural history is fascinating and the building features many fascinating displays. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
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 !

Date of experience: May 2016
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.

Date of experience: November 2016
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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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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Response from webbsyght | Reviewed this property |
No charge and handicap accessible
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Response from travelinmimi | Reviewed this property |
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