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Address: Carthage, MO

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Step into the past

Visited on many different occasions for field trips. Beautiful scenery. Contacted my photographer and brought my 3 year old son here to have photos done, they turned out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Autumn W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on many different occasions for field trips. Beautiful scenery. Contacted my photographer and brought my 3 year old son here to have photos done, they turned out excellent! Great place to visit on a nice day or to have a photo set done.

Thank Autumn W
Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quaint little recreated town originally created by original owner and artist Lowell Davis. Restored building line the streets, and people do actually live here including Lowell. Well worth 30 minutes and some photography.

Thank D-Butel
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you want to step back in time, and enjoy the quiet of the country this is the place for you. Lowell Davis and his family will make you feel welcome in their little community.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

What a great find !!! During our visit we met the Mastermind of Red Oak II, Lowell Davis. Old buildings from the surrounding areas have been moved from their original locations refurbished / restored into a small town by Mr. Davis. He is quite the accomplished artist. Everything there has a story and is a fun little side trip.

Thank Bill M
Winnsboro, Louisiana
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We visited Red Oak in July 2016. It is not very often you see an attraction that is free and enjoyable. Some one has spent a lot of time and money finding and moving lots of building as well as antiques old cars, machinery and a strange collection of "stuff". I think it is worth the time to see it.

Thank Robert K
Ada, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a big field that someone turned into a 1930's town. He moved real buildings here with homes, chapel's', businesses, etc. This is a free attraction and there are no guides. You can just wonder around the town at your leisure.

Thank lsmith653
Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I don't really know what to call this place, and I guess you just have to experience it. A collection of old buildings and artifacts, put together to form a small village. I guess it's a form of art, but we really loved it, and I would say it's worth a detourto experience this attraction.

Thank Thomas1406
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

What a gem it was a step back in time to walk around this little town.lots of photo opportunities here.

Thank Debbie D
Bogart, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I may not be qualified for a really good revue. My wife and I had been following Route 66 all day and decided to look at this place before returning to Carthage. The old restored diner in the picture is right up front and attracted us so without really knowing what to do or where to go, we just drove... More 

Thank texdawg89
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It's a neat stop for pictures and has a lot of old-style homes set up. According to a local we had talked to, some of the homes were lived in but supposedly all were open to be viewed. There were some buildings that were obviously lived in, but we did not feel comfortable attempting to look inside. Just taking a... More 

Thank Ariiyana

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