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Historic stately courthouse.

Always a pleasure exploring the courthouse and courthouse square. Very photogenic building in all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Didn't have the opportunity to go inside but got a few pictures during dusk. Very grand and well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
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Carthage, MO
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Always a pleasure exploring the courthouse and courthouse square. Very photogenic building in all seasons.

Thank millermj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't have the opportunity to go inside but got a few pictures during dusk. Very grand and well maintained site in the heart of the square.

Thank HunBabe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were passing through on our way to Texas and stopped to see this beautiful courthouse .. the architecture was unbelievable... worth the stop!

Thank NewIberia_laGbl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It appears that this building was one of the inspirations for the building featured in the Back to The Future movie series. The architectural history is fascinating and the building features many fascinating displays. Well worth a visit.

Thank Schanuzer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard that the county courthouse in Carthage was noteworthy, and I made a point of visiting the town square, though it was a Saturday and so the courthouse was closed. Nevertheless, it was a pleasant and rewarding visit. The building of grey limestone...More

Thank kay-cee-1138
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a chance to go inside the courthouse again recently. I had forgotten how beautiful it was on the inside. We typically have numerous out of town guests to come for events, and we take them by the courthouse just to see it. Well...More

Thank Marty Ann P
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

First time to visit this interesting city. Very close to Joplin. Many antique stores on the square. Old Route 66 motel that had many guests. If your into old Route 66 this is the place for you. Great burger place on edge of city but...More

Thank tryingtooSS
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have heard that this is the second most photographed place in Missouri. It is very majestic and historical.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just learning the history of the building is enough for the visit, see it at night also, You will find this has claim to the second most photographed landmark in Missouri,, so you gotta go !

Thank Corky and Gale D
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.

Thank Anonymous4488
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Hours and days of the week the Courthouse is open for visitors??? Is there an entrance for Handicap/walkers/wheelchairs?? We will be in the area Oct 21-22-23..Thanks, I have lived in the southwest MO area and never visited the Courthouse. Also will those days give us an opportunity to see the beautiful trees in full Fall color??? Is there a phone number for daily information?? Is there a charge to visit??
11 October 2016|
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Response from webbsyght | Reviewed this property |
No charge and handicap accessible
Map to where is it located.
14 October 2015|
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