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George Washington Carver National Monument

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Address: 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840-8314
Phone Number: +1 417-325-4151
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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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Fascinating man

Born to slaves, GW Carver did not let them hinder his aspirations in life. His masters were kind to him and allowed him some privileges that probably would not have been granted... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Born to slaves, GW Carver did not let them hinder his aspirations in life. His masters were kind to him and allowed him some privileges that probably would not have been granted to other slaves, if not for his frail health. His interests in nature and all living things spurred him to get an education. His work with peanuts were... More 

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Grand Junction CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The museum is very well done with many activities for children upstairs. The grounds are nice with a large picnic area. There is a 3/4 mile trail that goes out the to site of the original cabin, the later built house that George Washington Carver visited and around a pond The trail is well kept and accessible for rolling walkers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this place! We began our visit with a picnic, this was truly one of our favorite picnic spots we have been to! There are approximately a dozen tables spread over a football field worth of land so you have some privacy. The large hickory trees provide plenty of shade and their baseball sized nuts provided entertainment... More 

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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The exhibits and movie were well done. Rangers Rose and Emily were excellent at explaining the junior ranger program and other questions I had. The trail is well kept with gravel and some asphalt. You can see why Carver liked to work and think here. Interesting that a man who contributed so much to agricultural science started life as a... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The museum is full of interesting things about him. His life and discoveries span many fields of study: Region, Psychology, Sociology, Botany, Anthropology, Ecology, History, etc.... One of the exhibits said, "Imagine what he could have accomplished if he had had a computer."

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Hustonville, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We didn't have a lot of time, but it is well worth an hour or more. The video is great. The display is a little less informative. We didn't have time to take the trails, but we are glad we stopped. An amazing man.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I've been a fan of George Washington Carver ever since I studied him in school and this national monument (it's free but they do accept free will donations) is just super! Whatever you do don't miss the film that tells you of his life. If you didn't admire him before the film, you will afterwards. He was such a humble... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We took a group of children here today, and I was reminded why I've always loved to visit-so many interesting things to learn, and a beautiful place to walk the trails. I love to walk around and read all the quotes from George Washington Carver. The Discovery area is educational and there is a small gift shop. Beautiful grounds with... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Located just a short drive off the highways of South East Missouri, this National Historical site is located close to Diamond Missouri. When you arrive, you will be allowed to take a self guided tour of the property which includes his parents home, a pond and a small cemetery which has a few of his peers and family members. Worth... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

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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