The 1893 Queen Anne home features four elegant rooms with private baths. Gracious and comfortable, the Grand Avenue Bed & Breakfast has become known for its relaxed atmosphere and attention to guests. Rooms are appointed with guest comfort and convenience in mind. Amenities include free high speed wireless internet, a business center with laptop available, bicycles for rent, cable TV/DVD, coffee service, deadbolt locks, iron & ironing board, and generous breakfasts. Two of the rooms include Jacuzzi tubs and HD television. Ask about our special Murder Mystery themed weekends. Call for reservations – explore historic Carthage!
1615 Grand Ave
The newly renovated Days Inn in Carthage offers warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere and guest service that is sure to please business and leisure travelers. Amenities include an indoor pool and spa tub as well as guest laundry. Complimentary high speed internet available in all guest rooms and public areas. A complimentary hot and healthy breakfast including biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, waffles, fruit, yogurt, bagels, toast, and fresh coffee and juices is also available. 82 spacious guest rooms and suites include air-conditioning, hair dryers, in room coffee, microwave and fridge.
1441 W Central Ave
Built between 1939 and 1946 at the “Crossroad of America.” the intersection of historic Route 66 and Highway 71 in Carthage, the Boots Court was the height of modern comfort and conveniences in the 1940s with its streamlined modern design, carports, ceramic tile bathrooms, hardwood floors, and a radio in every room! The Boots Court still has all those features in clean, newly restored rooms with comfy beds, vintage decor, and a warm welcome from the on-site manager. Clark Gable stayed at least twice, and you can too! Still in the process of restoration to the 1940s period, this motel is a “step back in time” for those travelers who are looking for something a little different.
107 South Garrison
This luxurious hotel was designed and decorated by Precious Moments creator, Samuel J. Butcher. The hotel showcases one-of-a-kind Precious Moments artwork created by Mr. Butcher, including paintings and silk screen artistry. Offering 121 lavishly appointed guest rooms and suites, each room designed to blend modern comfort with exquisite beauty. A sparkling indoor pool, queen and king beds, in-room coffee, cable television, free high-speed wireless internet access, complementary continental breakfast buffet, and the Precious Moments gift shop are just a few of the standard treats. Special occasion suites feature whirlpool tubs and plenty of living space. For your convenience, elevators and handicapped accessibility provided. For your safety, all rooms are accessible only from the hotel interior. Attention has been given to the smallest detail, including affordable rates and impeccable service. The Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens is conveniently located just 3 miles from the hotel.
A restaurant and rodeo in one! You can watch activities through a glass window while enjoying one of the finest steaks in the area. Activities include team roping, barrel racing, and rodeo in an indoror arena. A full menu is offered Monday-Saturday 5 pm to 10 pm. Check the website for a calendar of events.
11664 Fir Road
Presenting annual revolving local history exhibits, gift shop, small research library (archives by appointment only). Jefferson Highway and Route 66 information available on site. Check website for monthly activities, specific exhibit offerings and seasonal schedule. The gift shop at Powers Museum features Route 66 items as well as postcards, maps, historic items, and books about Carthage History.
**CLOSED UNTIL 2021**
1617 West Oak Street
artCentral is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote, exhibit, teach and foster the appreciation of artists and fine arts in Carthage and surrounding communities. Home to artCentral since 1989, Hyde House was built at the turn of the century, and given to the community by Katherine Hyde. Within this three story historic home there are two large Downstairs Main Galleries, the Sandy Higgins Upstairs Members Gallery, a vintage kitchen and pantry, one Classroom, a Board Room and Gift Boutique, the DirectorCurator’s StudioOffice, as well as the Sally Armstrong Library which houses a growing collection of three hundred volumes of art books and media. The former carriage house, now converted to the Robin Putnam Pottery House, is fully equipped with kilns and wheels for use by Artist Members. A spacious classroom is on the second floor. As a non-profit art organization, artCentral offers admission-free Exhibitions, Receptions and Events. Also available are Classes, Workshops and summer artCamp for Kids. Hyde House and the quiet, tree-canopied campus are available for indoor and outdoor use, offering parking on the street and in the lot on site, an equipped kitchen, tents, tables and chairs. The facility accommodates up to 200 people. artCentral is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and by volunteer advisors and is sustained by the time, talents and generosity of artCentral Members and Friends including Artists, Donors, Patrons, Benefactors, Sustainers, local and area Businesses and Supporters, Grantors and Underwriters.
1110 E. 13th Street
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre features range from comedies to mysteries and dramas to children’s theatre. Your night at the theater starts with enjoying a three course meal especially prepared by a local chef. After dinner, take in our live action theatre in an experience you are sure to remember. At intermission, relax and try our dessert menu. It’s dinner and a show at its best! Reservations are required.
2466 W. Old 66 Blvd
The Late Victorian-era Phelps family mansion recalls a day of opulence and elegance which represents a unique identifying chapter in the history of Carthage. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and decorated with period furnishings, the home remains little changed in the interior and exterior from the days when it was occupied by the busy productive family of William Phelps (1845-1916) who designed the residence and supervised its construction in 1895.
Owned by Carthage Historic Preservation, this building is available for rental as venue space and offered to groups for tours and meals.
1146 Grand Avenue
Located on the west side of the Carthage Square, Cherry’s Custom Framing & Art Gallery is a full service frame shop and also features the largest art gallery in the region. They represent some of the finest artists in the nation specializing in paintings and sculptures in a wide variety of subject matter.
Cherry’s also carries many gift items, offers art classes to children and adults and features a music theater. Seating 150, with a stage, sound system, full bar and on site catering. Great space for class reunions, receptions, wedding showers, and other groups available for rent.
The Woodshed Burger House is located in the back and features amazing burgers and fresh dishes.
311 S. Main
Built in 1894-5, this Romanesque Revival building is constructed of Carthage stone and listed on the National Regiser of Historic Places. Its turrets, towers, and arches evoke a feel of a medieval castle looming over the city below. Inside a wrought-iron cage elevator still operates and an array of military artifacts and mining specimens are displayed along with the “”Forged in Fire”” mural by Lowell Davis that portrays the history of Jasper County. A display representing the history of Route 66 was added in 2009. The Jasper County Courthouse is said to be the second most photographed building in the state of Missouri.
302 S. Main
Visit Red Oak II, the creation of “”Missourah’s”” homegrown, shade tree artist Lowell Davis. Take a trip to yesteryear and stroll along the gravel path to view the recreation of an early twentieth century county village, featuring a general store, county church, one room schoolhouse, town hall, a 1920’s cottage style Phillips 66 gasoline station, Marshall’s Office and much more.
County Loop 122
Precious Moments artist and creator Samuel J. Butcher opened the Precious Moments Chapel in 1989 as a thanksgiving to God for the blessings in his life. The Chapel features 84 hand-painted murals and 30 stained glass windows done in Precious Moments art based on stories from the Bible. Guided tours of the Chapel are always FREE. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm except Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Beautiful Christmas lights and decorations create wonderful holiday memories. Other attractions include: the Samuel J. Butcher Museum and Gallery and the world’s largest Precious Moments Gift Shoppe featuring Chapel exclusives.
4321 Chapel Road
Country Life and Preservation of the Twentieth Century Lifestyle is what the Old Time Reunion Event Complex is all about. Their mission statement is “A Tribute to the American Farmer” as they celebrate family, friends, food, fun and our Creator at the Old Time Reunion Event Complex. They offer the Legacy Barn Event Center for class and family reunions, celebration parties and corporate meetings with state-of-the-art technology capabilities for all your audio and video requirements. During 2020, they will be opening several of their other venues that are located on the grounds of the Event Complex. Lots of surprises are waiting in the wings for visitors who come to the big farm out on Kafir Road. You have a fun past ahead of you when you spend time in the country… they guarantee it!
Legacy Barn is the anchor barn on the Old Time Reunion Event Complex. This big red barn is our "Tribute to the American Farmer." We offer Event Facilities for Class Reunions, Large Parties, Corporate Business Meetings, Tourism Groups and other various gatherings where a larger size facility is desirable. The Legacy Barn provides state-of-the-art technology for all audio and video requirements. Food Service is available upon request. We invite everyone to visit this new Country Venue.
The Civil War Ranch offers something different, something relaxing, something in a beautiful country setting for an array of activities. With its wide range of facilities and rates, the Ranch can accommodate everything from a large wedding to a small birthday party. Our facilities include a two-story historic barn perfect for weddings, receptions and corporate events, and across the courtyard is a pole barn to shade your outdoor guests. Also, the full-size Civil War Arena can host a rodeo, horse competition, dog show, circus, and more – plus the Arena includes stands and concession facilities. http://civilwararena.com
11838 Civil War Road
Kascade Steakhouse is a restaurant offering an eclectic yet affordable menu. From Prime Rib on Fridays to a $14.99 Filet Mignon on Saturdays, to Breakfast and Lunch on Sundays, there isn't much you won't find at Kascade. In addition, Kascade offers a huge space suitable for meetings or parties. Book your party with Kascade today! Kascade is located in the former Broadview Country Club by the Carthage Golf Course.
988 S. Country Club
Passport America affiliated RV park directly on Route 66 next to the 66 Drive-In Theater. Spacious pull-thru sites and many welcoming amenities.
17601 Old 66 Blvd
Enjoy a beautiful RV park surrounded by trees and flowers with 45 pull-thru sites and 20 backup sites. Free WiFi, digital cable TV. 30 and 50 amp service available at spacious site with concrete patios and picnic tables.
13625 Elm Road
The Best Budget inn was built in 1955 as Lake Shore Motel, then remodeled as Best Western. It has been family owned since 1987. Rooms are very clean with a relaxing atmosphere and affordable pricing which includes continental breakfast. The property has two picnic areas with outdoor grills and an outdoor swimming pool
13008 State Highway 96
This beautifully decorated hotel offers 56 rooms complete with wireless high speed internet, data port phones, interior corridors, AM/FM alarm clock radios, and satellite programming with 25 inch TV’s featuring four HBO’s, FOX, CNBC, Weather Channel, CNN, ESPN and ESPN 2. Additional amenities include complimentary SuperStart breakfast, comfortable clean rooms, guest laundry, an indoor hot tub, and large vehicle parking. Refrigerators, microwave, and hairdryers are available in selected rooms, iron and ironing boards available on request. Pets are allowed for $5.00 per pet.
Relax and unwind on Route 66 just blocks from the Historic Downtown Square in Carthage, Missouri. The Guest House Motel welcomes you to a small, quiet 23 room facility priced for any budget. Amendities include 42″ LED TV with all HD Channels including HBO & Cinemax, refrigerator, microwave, Free Wifi, and Free continental breakfast. The facility has ample parking and a laundromat. A perfect spot for car clubs and large trucks.
417 E Central Ave
A warm welcome will always greet the traveler, family or business person at the Carthage Inn. Amenities include 40 luxury king, queen, double or adjoining rooms all with HBO and cable TV. Our guests enjoy a daily complementary continental breakfast. For your added comfort, ALL rooms offer individual room temperature controls, sofa or recliner, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, and iron. Also offering free high speed wireless internet. Limited pet friendly rooms also available.
2244 Grand Ave
Carthage original serving authentic Mexican food. Large enough for groups with reservations. La Taberna Craft Beer and Spirits located inside with appetizer specials, full bar, and tv screens to view your favorite team.
1926 S Garrison Ave
Boomers has passion for BBQ. Visit their friendly staff with a family friendly atmosphere and smoking good BBQ. Boomer's raises the bar for BBQ. In a hurry? There's a drive-thru! Tues-Thurs 11AM-8PM Fri-Sat 11AM-8:30PM
1123 W Central Ave
The Woodshed is located inside "Cherry's Art Emporium on the Square" They have tasty burgers with a cool an artistic and friendly atmosphere. Monday & Thursday 11:00am-3:00pm Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00am-8:00pm Friday 11:00am-10:00pm Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm Sunday Closed
A Carthage original and downtown tradition fashioned in 50’s decor, the Carthage Deli & Ice Cream serves breakfast, lunch and early diner. Specializing in gourmet coffee, cappuccinos, fresh-baked breads for hot & cold sandwiches and a wide variety of ice cream and pastries.
301 S Main Street
Iggy’s Diner is located off old Route 66 route and is visited by people all over the world. Family atmosphere, good food and friendly staff. Iggy’s features burger’s, shakes and menu items that take your back to the good ole days.
2400 S Grand Ave
Authentic Mexican Food with table-side guacamole. Enjoy the freshest ingredients at this local favorite.
100 Lincoln St
Featuring local artists and a variety of mediums, Koka Art Gallery is located two doors south of the Historic Carthage Square on Main Street. A private gallery and exhibition space for owner and resident artist, Koral Martin’s Fine Art Photography. She specializes in nature scenes printed on canvas, metal, glass, and tile. The gallery also carries a variety of medium and items featuring Carthage landscapes, Route 66, and a variety of Carthage keepsakes. Stop in for cutting boards, postcards, mugs, Christmas ornaments, and more! Open Tuesday – Friday from 9 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm; other hours available by appointment.
The Battle of Carthage on July 5, 1861 predates the Battle of Bull Run by 11 days. The park is open from sun up to sun down seven days per week. Visitors will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and learing new bits of information about the battle and the American Civil War at the the two kiosks.
1031 E. Chestnut Street
Civil War buffs will not want to miss the Carthage 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 7 by 15 foot mural painted by local Carthage artist, Andy Thomas. The mural features battle action on the courthouse square. Also featured are mini-displays on Belle Starr, African-American and Native American contributions to the war and a diorama of the Battle of Carthage.
205 S. Grant
The last of the original six drive-in theatres still in operation and named after the famous Mother Road, Route 66. The 66 Drive In offers affordable family entertainment as only G, PG & PG-13 movies are shown on the giant screen. Experience a double feature Fri-Sun, April – September complete with snack stand and small playground for complete family fun. Call for movies and showtimes. Admission prices: age 13 and up $8, age 6-12 $4, age 5 and under are free. The theatre is located 2.5 miles west of Carthage on Rt 66.
17231 Old 66 Blv.