GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER NATIONAL MONUMENT
The young child known as the "Plant Doctor" tended his secret garden while observing the day-to-day operations of a 19th century farm. Nature and nurture ultimately influenced George on his quest for education to becoming a renowned agricultural scientist, educator, and humanitarian.
George Washington Carver National Monument is located near Carthage, Joplin and Neosho
From Interstate 44, drive south on either:
Interstate 49: Exit at Diamond (exit 35), then drive five miles east on highway V, and drive ? mile south on Carver Road to the park entrance.
Highway 59: In Diamond, turn west on highway V and drive for 2 miles, and drive ? mile south on Carver Road to the park entrance.