491 E Highway 76
Anderson, MO 64831
Phone: (417) 845-4888
Fax: (417) 845-4890
Arts & Museums
The Museum of Native American History invites you to "Walk Through America's Past," where we will give you a glimpse into what life was like for America's first inhabitants. The museum is divided into five different time periods that will guide you through the constant changing lives of the Native Americans, as seen through their artifacts. The displays feature relics that date from over 14,000 years old to historic times. Come visit the museum and enjoy seeing some of the finest treasures ever created by early craftsmen.
A restored Italianate villa mansion which was built by a prominate figure in the city's early history.
It all started with a dream of Sam Walton, founder of the enormous and highly successful chain, Wal-Mart. See Mr. Walton's desk and displays showing the stores growth.
Named after the nearby Crystal Springs and the bridge that crosses over it, this beautiful museum is set in the lush forest and provides a peaceful retreat as you enjoy outstanding artwork. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art houses American artwork from throughout America's history, including modern art and artwork from the Colonial era. Along with a permanent collection, the museum will have temporary exhibits, ensuring that you'll see something new every time you visit.
A 90-minute drive northeast of Tulsa brings you to Grand Lake of the Cherokees, on the southern banks of which sits this incredible outdoor museum. Built by Harvey and Bernice Jones in 1968, this walk-through village contains thousands of artifacts dating back to the turn of the century, housed in over 100 buildings from the same time period. Everything from antique furniture to clothing, tools and glassware are on display, all serving as reminders of yesteryear. The walk is steep at times, so the physically challenged might need help, but this is definitely worth the trip.
Spanning across 240 acres (97.12 hectares), the George Washington Carver National Monument was established in 1943. It is the first of its kind in homage to an African-American, non president personality. It is the birthplace and boyhood home of George Washington Carver, a legendary educator, humanitarian and agriculturist. Comprising of a museum, visitor center, a discovery center, nature trail, the Carver Cemetery and the 1881 Historic Moses Carver house, it is a veritable scenic spot with surrounding woodlands, rolling hills and prairies.
Over 9,000 pieces of costume jewerly are featured in three rooms. They include such brand names as Coro, Sarah Coventry, Monet, Napier, Judy Lee, and more.