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MEETING IN CARTHAGE, MISSOURI A quick resource guide to use in planning meetings, birthdays, reunions, weddings, and more!

Carthage Convention & Visitors Bureau

Meeting Spaces artCentral @ Hyde House 1110 East Thirteenth Street, 417-358-4404 Art Gallery with rotating art exhibitions in three story historic home on quiet, tree-canopied campus for indoor and outdoor use. Parking on street and in lot on site, equipped kitchen, tents, tables and chairs available. Facility accommodates up to 200 people. Carthage Memorial Hall 407 S. Garrison Ave, 417-237-7050 Host public and private events. Auditorium is available and can seat about 500 people. Other meeting areas on different floors available for breakout sessions and smaller meetings. Stage, sound system, and kitchen available if needed. Cherry’s Art Emporium on the Square The Woodshed 311 S Main St, 417-358-2707 Seating 150, with a stage, sound system, full bar, and on site catering. Great space for class reunions, receptions, wedding showers, and other groups. .

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Meeting Spaces Civil War Ranch 11838 Civil War Ave, 417-237-0771 The ranch features a two-story Events/Wedding Barn, a Pole Barn, large landscaped Barn Courtyard, a spring-fed 2.5-acre Pond and a full-size Indoor Arena. The Events Barn includes two banquet halls (upstairs and downstairs), modern climate-controlled restrooms, a bridal dressing room, and a Catering Preparation Kitchen. Grand Avenue Bed & Breakfast 1615 Grand Ave, 417-358-7265 Meeting space available that can seat up to 12. Wi-Fi available at this Historic Carthage Location. Overnight accommodations for up to 11 people. Historic Phelps House 1146 Grand Ave, 417-358-1776 Facility is a late Victorian era mansion decorated with period furnishings. Smaller meeting rooms are available. Whole facility can accommodate up to 80 people.


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Meeting Spaces Kendrick Place 131 Norwood, 417-358-5940 Built in the late 1850s, it is the oldest home in Jasper County. Whole facility can accommodate maximum of 50 people. Kitchen available for use. McBride’s Venue & Convention Center 204 East 4th , 417-674-1782 A 1890's bar with occupancy up to 55 available for rent. Featuring satellite, surround sound, eight foot pool table, and arcade game. Enjoy birthday parties, bachelor/ bachelorette parties, watch parties for sporting events or downtown events, weddings, company events, and more. Shiloh Manor Wedding & Event Center 951 West 52nd Street, 417-483-4840 Located just south of Carthage, on a 13 acre country setting. The center has 4050 sq. ft. of entertaining space that is climate controlled, and also has a fireplace. Outdoor areas include a pergola and a covered patio. It has a full kitchen for caterers and can provide linens and dishes for up to 200 people.

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Meeting Spaces Stones Throw Theatre & Event Center 2466 West Old 66 Blvd, 417-674-1641 Rental space for 120+. Stage available for entertainment and fully equipped kitchen available for on-site or carry in catering. Ulmer Community Room 1208 S Garrison Ave, 417-358-2222 Room can seat up to 75 people. The White Rose Winery, Bed & Breakfast 13001 Journey Rd, 417-359-9253 Irish estate that has inside and outside meeting space, on site catering, and full bar services available. Inside can seat 100 people, and outside can seat 500 people. Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Hall 417-358-1657 2,750 open square feet with availability to seat 120.


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Catering For a complete list of Carthage restaurants, please contact the Carthage Convention & Visitors Bureau. Boomer’s BBQ & Catering, 417-358-8112 1123 W Central Avenue, Carthage, MO BBQ, full catering for up to 500 people Carthage Deli, 417-358-8820 301 South Main, Carthage, MO Sandwich, meat, fruit and vegetable trays and more. Cloud’s Meats, Inc., 417-358-5855 2051 S. Paradise Lane, Carthage, MO Smoked meats, BBQ Cook Café & Catering, 417-310-6433 11838 Civil War Road, Carthage, MO 64836 A variety of menu options available on request. Domino’s Pizza, 417-358-6565 2003 South Garrison, Carthage, MO Pizza, pasta and sandwiches

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Catering Iggy’s Diner 417-237-0212 2400 South Grand Avenue, Carthage, MO Classic burgers, fries and shakes with a 50’s theme Little Caesars Pizza 417-237-0300 2446 South Grand Avenue, Carthage, MO Pizza & Cheesy Bread The Lunch Boxtruck, 417-437-6129 Restaurant, food service, delivery and catering Pizza Hut, 417-358-8885 2008 South Garrison Avenue, Carthage, MO Pizza, pasta, wings, and salads Rumor Has It 417-793-0846 319 S. Main Street, Carthage, MO Traditional home-style cooking. Sirloin Stockade, 417-358-1765 1027 West Central, Carthage, MO Variety of traditional American food Call: 417-359-8181

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Rentals Grand Rental Station, 417-358-2800 2043 S. Garrison Carthage, MO A variety of event rental options, including: stage, tents, dance floor, popcorn machine with cart, punch fountain, fun jump, inflatable obstacle course, cotton candy machine, snow cone machine, wedding accessories, tables, chairs, and linens. Weiser Tent Service, 800-798-0119 & A variety of tents including: high peak tents, trailer tarps, boat covers, custom tent colors, large tent set ups, clear top tents, theme wedding tents, and bounce inflatables. Other specialties include: arches, dance floors, tables, chairs, and linens. For a variety of other vendors including advertising, beauty salons & spas, florists, interior design, etc. Check the Carthage Chamber website:

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Special Events Calendar When planning your event, you may want to consider other popular events in town. For a complete list of events, *events commonly fill hotel rooms, block traffic or use other resources that you may need to consider when planning your event. February Live Show at Stone’s Throw Theatre artCentral Opening Reception and Exhibition March artCentral Opening Reception and Exhibition *Carthage Business Expo April artCentral Opening Reception and Exhibition *Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk May *Citywide Garage Sale artCentral Opening Reception and Exhibition *Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk June *Kid’s Fishing Day *Carthage Mudstock *Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk *Precious Moments Collectors’ Reunion To C aOrder l l : 4 1Call: 7 - 315 800.000.0000 9-8181

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Special Events Calendar July *Jasper County Fair *British Car Show & Citywide Sidewalk Sale *Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk August *Marian Days artCentral Opening Reception and Exhibition *Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk September artCentral Opening Reception and Exhibition *Midwest Gathering of the Artists *Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk October *Maple Leaf Festival artCentral Opening Reception and Exhibition *Maple Leaf Festival Parade November artCentral Opening Reception and Exhibition Small Business Saturday Christmas at the Chapel Way of Salvation Driving Lights Tour December artCentral Opening HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE *Carthage Christmas Parade Way of Salvation Driving Lights Tour C a r t h a g e C o n v e n t i o n & V i s i t o r s B u r e a upage 10

CVB Services * Provide lodging information and rate sheets for groups. * Conference assistance including on-site registration services. * Assist in the coordination of group tours and outings for attendees and/or their families. * Provide Carthage tour guides as needed. * Group welcome from the Mayor or other city official. * Provide assistance in marketing your event to attendees and/or the public including providing materials for registration packets, and assisting in the development of direct mail pieces to potential attendees. * Market your event to potential attendees in the Carthage region by sending out press releases and contacting media if requested. * Assist in requesting discounts at local attractions. * Supply Carthage goodie bags for conference attendees.

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Special Considerations for large public events When planning large events for the public like concerts, festivals, etc, please, check in with the Carthage CVB. The CVB has resources to get the word out for your event, such as * Adding your event to * Providing paid advertising in select print and digital marketing channels * Advice and networking on social media Additionally, the CVB can advise which city committees you may need to visit for special permissions, street closures, additional electricity or restroom considerations, etc. Finally, the CVB and the Carthage Chamber of Commerce keep lists of vendors and providers who may provide additional benefit to your event.

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Things to Do Carthage, Missouri, is a unique crossroad of architecture, history, art and inspiration. Listed below are Carthage’s top attractions. Contact the Carthage Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for additional information on more fun things to do and see in Carthage. Art Galleries artCentral @ Hyde House 1110 East Thirteenth Street, 417-358-4404 This non-profit art organization offers admission-free Exhibitions, Receptions, and Events. Also available are Classes, Workshops and summer artCamp for Kids. Carthage Antiquarium 110 East 4th Street, 417-388-1436 Carthage Antiquarium is a collaborative venue for local artists and makers on the historic Carthage, Missouri square. Cherry’s Art Emporium on the Square 311 S Main Street, 417-358-2707 Fine Art Gallery featuring nationally renowned artists, custom picture framing, and gift shop.

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Things to Do Koka Art Gallery 409 S. Main Street, 417-358-2889 Located right off of the Historic Carthage Square, Koka features art from several local artists with rotating shows of different artists and different mediums. Battle of Carthage State Historic Site East Chestnut Street, 417-682-2279 The battle of Carthage State Historic Site is the location of the final confrontation of a 12-hour running battle which began 9 miles north of Carthage on July 5,1861. An interpretive kiosk explains the history of the battle. The site is open dawn to dusk with free admission. Carthage Disc Golf 1215 Esterly Drive,417-237-7035 Located on Historic Route 66 in Carthage in Kellogg Lake Park, this 12-basket disc golf course is available to the novice and pro from dawn till dusk. Carthage Golf Course 2000 Richard Webster Drive, 417-237-7030 This scenic 18 hole located on historic Route 66 offers a full service golf course including a pro shop, snack shop, golf instruction and practice facility, with cart rentals. Call: 417-359-8181

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Things to Do Civil War Museum 205 S. Grant St, 417-237-7060 The museum presents artifacts and information about the Battle of Carthage and the Civil War in Southwest Missouri. The focal point is a mural painted by Andy Thomas that features battle action on the courthouse square. Historic Phelps House 1146 Grand Avenue, 417-358-1776 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. The home remains little changed in both the interior and exterior from the days when it was occupied by the busy, productive family of William Phelps (1845-1916).

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Things to Do Jasper County Courthouse 302 S. Main Street Historic Carthage Square, 417-358-0421 Built in 1884-95, this Romanesque Revival building is constructed of Carthage stone and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, a wrought-iron cage elevator is still hand operated and mining specimens are displayed along with Lowell Davis’ “Forged in Fire” mural portraying history of Jasper County. The Jasper County Route 66 museum is housed inside the Courthouse. Lucky J Steakhouse and Arena 11664 Fir Road,417-358-2370 It’s a restaurant and rodeo in one! You can watch activities through a glass window while enjoying one of the finest steaks in the area. Check the website for a calendar of events. Powers Museum 1617 West Oak Street, 417-237-0456 An archive of Carthaginian history presenting annual revolving local history exhibits. The museum features a gift shop, reference library, Jefferson Highway and Route 66 information.

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Things to Do Precious Moments Chapel 4321 Chapel Road, 417-358-7599 Precious Moments artist and creator Sam Butcher opened the Precious Moments Chapel in 1989 as a thanksgiving to God for all the blessings in his life. The Chapel features 9, 000 square feet with 84 hand-painted murals and 30 stained glass windows done in Precious Moments art based on stories from the Bible. Red Oak II County Loop122 and Kafir Road 417-359-8181 Visit Red Oak II, the creation of “Missoura’s” homegrown, shade tree artist Lowell Davis. Take a trip to yesteryear and stroll along the gravel path to view the re-creation of an early 20th century country village, featuring a general store, country church, one-room schoolhouse, town hall, a 1920s cottage style Phillips 66 gasoline station, Belle Starr’s home, and much more.

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Things to Do Route 66 402 South Garrison, 417-359-8181 In 1926, the stretch of road west of Carthage to Joplin became part of the national highway we now call Route 66. Along the stretch found in Carthage you will find Kellogg Lake, Red Oak II, White Rose Winery, antique shopping, the Historic Carthage Square, Carthage Civil War Museum, Jasper County Courthouse, Jasper County Records Center, the Boots Motel, Memorial Hall, Powers Museum, Carthage Municipal Park, Kiwanis Kiddieland, Stones Throw Theatre, and the 66 Drive-In Theatre. Guides and Group tours are available at the Carthage CVB. Victorian Homes Driving Tour 402 South Garrison, 417-359-8181 View Victorian style homes, built in 1870-1910, in this selfguided look at the region’s most architecturally significant houses; tour one of the state’s largest historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places. Brochures and guide commentary available at the CVB. Group tours and step-on guide services also available.

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Lodging Hotel / Motel BEST WESTERN Precious Moments Hotel 2701 Hazel 417-359-5900 / 800-511-7676, This luxurious hotel was designed and decorated by Precious moments creator, Sam Butcher. One-of-a-kind Precious Moments artworks, including paintings and silk screens, adorn 121 lavish guestrooms and suites. A sparkling indoor pool, queen and king beds, in-room coffee, cable television, free high speed wireless internet, complimentary continental breakfast buffet, and a Precious Moments gift shop are a few of the amenities available. Boots Court 107 S. Garrison 417-310-2989 Built in 1939 on Route 66 by Arthur Boots, this motel was the model of modern comfort with a streamline design, tile floors, and radio & thermostat controlled temperature in every room. Clark Gable once stayed in room 6. The Boots Motel was purchased in 2011 and will undergo renovations over the next several years, to restore it to its former glory and offer it as an overnight attraction.

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Lodging Hotel / Motel Carthage Inn 2244 Grand Avenue 417-358-2499 A warm welcome will always greet the traveler, family or business person. Amenities include 40 luxury king, queen, double or adjoining rooms with HBO and cable TV. Guests enjoy a daily complementary continental breakfast. ALL rooms offer individual room temperature controls, sofa or recliner, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, and iron. Free high speed wireless internet and limited pet friendly rooms are also available. Econo Lodge 1441 W. Central 417-358-3900 / 800-55-ECONO, 417-359-9000 Welcome to Choice Hotels Gold Award winning Econo Lodge offering warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere and guest service that is sure to please business and leisure travelers. Amenities include an indoor pool and spa tub. Complimentary high-speed (wired) internet available in public areas. A complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast is also available. 82 spacious guest rooms and suites include air-conditioning and hair dryers.

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Lodging Hotel / Motel Guest House Motel 417 E. Central 417-358-4077 This 23 room facility has affordable accommodations and Laundromat located directly on Route 66. Super 8 416 W. Fir Road 417-359-9000 This beautifully decorated hotel features 56 clean, comfortable rooms complete with satellite TV and clock radios. Additional amenities include indoor hot tub, SuperStart breakfast, wireless high speed internet access, refrigerators, microwaves, and large vehicle parking. Pets allowed for an additional fee.

For a list of RV Parks & Campgrounds contact Carthage Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

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Lodging Bed & Breakfast Inns Grand Avenue Bed & Breakfast 1615 Grand Avenue 417-358-7265 / 888-380-6786 This 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. Guest rooms are appointed with your 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 and ironing board AND generous homemade breakfasts. Two of the rooms include Jacuzzi tubs and HD television. Ask about special Murder Mystery themed weekends.

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402 S. Garrison Carthage, MO 64836 Phone: 417-359-8181 Fax: 417-359-9119 E-mail:



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