Known as "America's Maple Leaf City", Carthage has a beautiful downtown, flanked with numerous maple trees that offer more brilliant fall colors than the average foliage in this part of the country.
As you make your way through Carthage on Route 66 – which after passing through downtown becomes Oak Street – you'll find several historic and entertaining attractions to explore. One such attraction is the aptly named 66 Drive-in Theatre – great for a quick break from the road, but not quite ever getting away from it.
But if it's a quick history lesson you’re searching for, be sure and explore Carthage's Civil War Museum on Grant and 2nd Street. Get the scoop on the Battle of Carthage and other stories concerning western Missouri's place in the Civil War.
Best Western Precious Moments Hotel
2701 Hazel Street
Carthage, MO 64836-7804