George Washington Carver National Monument

Even as a little boy, George Washington Carver was very curious about how things grew. Follow the trail at this site near Diamond, Missouri, to see the large bust of George Washington Carver. Nearby, see a statue created by Robert Amendola showcasing him as a young boy. A wooden frame allows you to see where he was born. Be sure to stop at the visitor center to learn more about George Washington Carver’s work as a botanist, educator, and humanitarian through watching a documentary and seeing the interactive exhibits. This national monument was the first one dedicated to an African American hero. 

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Things To Do Near George Washington Carver National Monument

A trip to George Washington Carver National Monument is a chance to learn more about this man and his remarkable life. See the approximate location where the cabin he was born in stood. Appreciate Carver’s love of nature by seeing the statue of him as a young man. Then, visit the garden with its brown picket fence where he grew peanuts and recorded their daily changes. Then, see the statue of the mature Carver. Stop at the visitor center to learn even more about this man’s extraordinary life and the hardships he overcame. 

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How To Get To George Washington Carver National Monument

It is a beautiful drive to George Washington Carver National Monument from Branson. Take US 65 North toward Springfield. Take the US 60 West exit and take James River Freeway. Then, get on Interstate 44 going toward Joplin. Take Exit 18A and head south on Missouri 59 until you reach Diamond. Then, turn right on Market Street, which will become State Highway V. Turn left on Carver Road. 


5646 Carver Road, Diamond, Missouri 64840

Fee: Entry fee $0

Learn more about George Washington Carver’s remarkable life by visiting the George Washington Carver National Monument. Even as a young child, he was fascinated by plants and started his peanut garden at this location. That love for plants never left him. Instead, he pushed the boundaries to become a great teacher and humanitarian. There are beautiful Ozark hiking trails nearby, along with fascinating attractions to see. Learn more about the area’s history and animals by visiting nearby museums. A great way to explore this area is in your RV. You will love seeing this secluded area that many fly by on the interstate. If you do not have an RV, then rent one on RVshare.com.