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Address: Carthage, MO

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Beautiful Historic Courthouse

Great photo opportunity. This Courthouse is one of only a few remaining courthouses of its stature. You won't regret stopping by. There is an actual cage elevator with a man who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great photo opportunity. This Courthouse is one of only a few remaining courthouses of its stature. You won't regret stopping by. There is an actual cage elevator with a man who operates it.

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Holt, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Loved walking through and seeing all the memorabilia, Clean and well kept. Lots of historic value will go again and recommend to anyone.

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Essex, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Carthage is a nice little town with an old-fashioned square in its centre with the courthouse in the middle of the square. It's a scenic place and is surrounded by several interesting buildings and quite a few boutique type shops and cafes, etc. Worth a look see if you have the time. For Route 66 trekkers, like us, you must... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We only saw it from the outside, took a leisurely stroll around the square and viewed courthouse from all sides. There was construction going on when we were there. Building has some very interesting features and if you look closely there are candles in the little windows up top. Bell goes off on the hour and a star is light... More 

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Adelaide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lovely old building, go inside and read some of the history of the courthouse. We rode the old lift to the top floor which is manually operated by an attendant. We were lucky to be in Carthage for the Maple leaf festival so there were lots of vendors with home made wares and heaps of food trucks. The parade was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is a stand out building in the centre of Carthage. You can see the top of it as you come into the town.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is the most stand out building in Carthage. We did not go in but walked right around it. It dominates the square and is a fine building , not much more can be said.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This a beautiful town square. The courthouse is being updated this summer in time for the Maple Leaf Festival.

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Bogart, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Well worth the time it takes to park and snap a picture. Maybe even walk around the square, taking in some of the numerous art studios and other shops, and admire this imposing structure from every angle.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Although there was work being done on this courthouse and you had to look past the equipment, this is a beautiful courthouse! The clock tower was the inspiration to the clock tower in Back To The Future movies. We were told this is the 2nd most photographed place in Missouri. The building itself is gorgeous! It looks like a castle.... More 

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