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Red Oak II off Route 66

This place is unique and extremely interesting. I didn't see anyone or any signs so didn't think I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Plymouth, Minnesota
A national treasure

Lowell Davis, illustrator and artist has done a remarkable job of saving historic buildings... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
Kelley, Iowa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is unique and extremely interesting. I didn't see anyone or any signs so didn't think I could enter any of the buildings. Did drive around and walk around to marvel at the restorations done and the older buildings moved in. I wanted to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 530stanw
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Lowell Davis, illustrator and artist has done a remarkable job of saving historic buildings, bridges, and set them up for people to see. The place is peppered with his awesome, whimsical sculptures and art work. You can even buy a home there! Traveling Route 66?...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Resident artist Lowell Davis is the creator of this wonderful installation of buildings transported and restored on what was once a cornfield. Some of the properties have residents which really brigs Red Oak II to life. Very friendly local dog and ducks.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

As a baby-boomer from the 1950s, I have grandparents that lived in a small town like Red Oak I - a beautiful place to remember but a horribly sad place to visit now, as it is a dying town of neglected and collapsed structures. Thanks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank vshultsTX
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This place is a hidden gem, and Lowell was wonderful to meet. If you want to take photos, you can't beat this place!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sheri R
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This is a unique out-of-the-way adventure that you need to take if you are anywhere close to Carthage, MO and want to see what an old homestead and town looked like in the early 1900s. It is well worth the short trip north of town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hd452016
Reviewed 26 September 2018

As we were driving Route 66, were advised not to miss Red Oak. Was a little tricky to find, even with GPS, but enjoyed driving through and seeing all the interesting buildings in re-created village. Funky objects, as well, such as "day care" sign on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MO8ball
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Lowell Davis put together a nice collection of old buildings and artifacts from days gone by. Worth a drive out for a few photos.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gerard P
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Getting to Walk around Red oak is a fun adventure for all ages. We got to view the historic buildings and Chat with Lowell Davis about the history behind the property. Very interesting spot.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Honey H
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Saw this on trip advisor and went to see it and loved the place, some of this I remembered and some I had heard or read about. Well worth the trip

Date of experience: June 2018
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22 April 2017|
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Response from Joliepope |
Red Oak II is a small town that was built by the famous artist, Lowell Davis. It is a beautiful place and is like a step back in time. The town never closes but it's best to go during the day if you want to visit Lowell... More
23 September 2015|
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Response from AmeliaFan | Reviewed this property |
There's no entrance fee. It's free for everyone to enjoy. They have a Donations box if you want to throw in a few dollars though. But there's no pressure to do so.