Red Oak II
County Loop 122 and Kafir Road
Take a trip to Yesteryear and stroll along the gravel path to view the re-creation of an early 20th century country village, featuring a general store, country church, one-room schoolhouse, town hall, a 1920s cottage-style Phillips 66 gasoline station, Belle Starr’s home, and much more.
Jasper County Courthouse on Carthage Square
302 S. Main Street
The Carthage Square is located along Route 66, and you can’t miss it as you will notice a Romanesque Revival building, which is the Jasper County Courthouse, the heart of the Carthage square. In the distance. This building is constructed of Carthage limestone and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside the Courthouse, view a mural by Lowell Davis, “Forged in Fire” portraying the history of Jasper County. The Courthouse is open to the public Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
Civil War Museum
205 S. Grant Street
One block north of the court house, is the Civil War Museum. The museum presents artifacts and information about the Battle of Carthage and the Civil War in Southwest Missouri. The focal point is a mural painted by Andy Thomas, which features battle action on the courthouse square. Mini-displays on Belle Starr, African-American and Native American contributions to the ware and a diorama complete your visit. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Shopping & Dining on the Carthage Square
Main and Grant Street between 4th and 7th Streets
Make time to wander the square to search for treasures in the numerous antique shops and admire art from local artists. Followed by all the exploring make time to relax in one of the local restaurants located on the square and mingle with the locals and possibly fellow Route 66 Travelers.
17321 Old 66 Boulevard
The last of the original six drive-in theaters named after the famous road still in operation, and offering affordable family entertainment. Only G, PG, and PG-13 movies are shown. Open seasonally, on weekends April-September. Call for movies and show times, 417.359.5959. Discover More
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