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The Jasper County Courthouse is well worth the stop in Carthage. Not only were we impressed with... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Carthage, Mo. Courthouse

Absolutely love our courthouse. IT'S GORGEOUS, like something straight out of a fairytale. Granted... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Ruby H
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

The Jasper County Courthouse is well worth the stop in Carthage. Not only were we impressed with the building but you can go inside and see many historical pieces and displays on the first floor of the courthouse.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love our courthouse. IT'S GORGEOUS, like something straight out of a fairytale. Granted it has several years on it, and the smell of old wax permeates the air, but it is so beautiful and filled with so much history! We live west of town,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

It is a beautiful, historic building in a part of the world too few people visit. I strongly recommend taking a walk through the many displays that celebrate and remember the role this area played in the nation's Civil War and westward expansion.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

What a interesting building in a small town, very cool architecture and impressive size. Not something I would have expected.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SantaRon
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The Carthage square has seen it's boom and bust days, as most small town county centers have. The courthouse is a beautiful example of period architecture in local stone, with many interior touches still intact. It's still a working center, but worth visiting.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Love walking the square to shop, have coffee and see the courthouse! Good time to come is in Oct for Maple Leaf festival. Band competition, parade, arts and crafts festival, etc. a whole month of events!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jbsings4him
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Beautiful building wonderfully illuminated at night. Star on the top is visible from Route 66 traveling either east or west.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mitchell B
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Though the trip here can be just for a payment of taxes, the Jasper County Courthiuse is such a beautiful historic building that there is always some delight to see the design and structure.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank octoberhart
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This was a bit out of the way- but a fun stop! The architecture is just beautiful! The first floor is a free museum. Take a ride in the cage elevator, an employee runs the buttons. See the Route 66 display, War memorabilia, Rocks &...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nowincolorado
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Carthage, Missouri, is home to a quarry from which has come the marble for many monuments and governmental facilities around the nation. The Jasper County courthouse is one of the finest showcases of its majesty. Beautiful stone and classical architecture blend into a remarkable edifice....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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No charge and handicap accessible
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Response from travelinmimi | Reviewed this property |
You actually won't need a map as you can see the top of the Court House with its huge star from most places in town! If you come into town on Route 66 then you will need to turn South onto Main Street and go 2-3 blocks. Our... More