1441 W. Central
Carthage, MO 64836-1020
Phone: (417) 358-3900
Fax: (417) 358-6839
Arts & Museums
Wonderful museum. Season Mar-Dec.
View historic relics, great souvenirs.
See a renovated Santa Fe and a Frisco caboose and a Jersey Central passenger car at this local attraction. All of the cabooses are filled with railroad memorabilia and displays. Gifts and kitchen accessories are available at the gift shop.
Includes mining equipment, models and more.
Two museums-in-one tell the story of Joplin history and mining in the Tri-State district. Victorian rooms, textiles, minerals, models and much more!
Showcasing a variety of incredible artwork, this is a wonderful place to tour.
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.
A variety of historic items depicting the development of Joplin are on display at this museum, including a 1927 American LaFrance fire engine, an extensive doll collection, a child's play room, and many items from Joplin's historic mining era.
Founded in 1931, this museum houses one of the world's largest collections of lead and zinc ore dating back to Joplin's mining days. You'll also see a large collection of mining tools and equipment at this museum.