Plan Like a Park Ranger-Top 10 Tips for Visiting George Washington Carver NM

Bronze statue of George Washington Carver as a young child. He is holding a plant and sitting on a large boulder.
Bronze statue of young George Washington Carver.


Top 10 Tips!

  1. Every day rangers give guided tours of the Carver Trail at 10 AM and 2 PM. The tour interprets the childhood, life, and accomplishments of George Washington Carver. The trail is approximately ¾ miles in length and contains a combination of boardwalk, compacted aggregate, and asphalt surface. The tour takes about one hour and 15 minutes and begin at the visitor center.
  2. Get the App! The all-new NPS app has tools to explore all the National Parks including interactive maps, virtual tours, and accessibility information. It is currently available on iOS and Android.
  3. Have limited time? Watch the park film, “Struggle and Triumph: Legacy of George Washington Carver” on our park website.
  4. George Washington Carver National Monument is part of a larger collection of National Parks in the Midwest region. The Midwest of home to many different types of park lands, including national parks, preserves, monuments, historic parks, heritage areas, trails, rivers, and more.
  5. Know before you go! Visit this page to learn more about visiting National Parks this summer season.
  6. Are you a teacher or do you homeschool? We invite you to participate in our curriculum-based education programs. Check out this link to find out more about loan materials like the Traveling Trunk and Distance Learning opportunities.
  7. National Parks preserve the places where history happened. Want to plan a visit to parks that honor and preserve other African American heritage sites? Follow the link to learn more about the heartbeat of American history that is African American history.
  8. Staying in the area? Learn more about southwestern Missouri by visiting for arts, culture, shopping, recreation and more.
  9. Explore an online exhibit on George Washington Carver created by the National Park Service Museum Management Program.
  10. Something fun for the kids! The Junior Ranger program is designed for kids to get involved with the park and explore, learn, and protect the National Parks. Follow the link to learn more about the National Junior Ranger programs online and pick up our Junior Ranger book at the front desk when you arrive.

George Washington Carver National Monument

Last updated: March 3, 2022