Top 10 Fun Ways to Get Your Kicks in Carthage

Experience perfectly preserved 1930's small town America at Red Oak II.
Experience perfectly preserved 1930’s small town America at Red Oak II, near Carthage.

Carthage Convention and Visitor’s Bureau announces summer 2013 is packed with family events. With traditional opportunities available as well as special events, Carthage offers individuals and families a variety of opportunities for fun in and out of the sun. Check the Carthage CVB website for all the up to date information and events,

  1. Red Oak II is a work in progress with a range of classic buildings that will take you back to yesteryear; wanderaimlessly anytime or join the gang for Pickin’ & Singin’ on a  Saturday night.
  2. FREE -Route 66 Museum located inside the Jasper County Courthouse. The Museum display features timeline highlights of the history of the automobile in America and Route 66.
  3. FREE – Stop by the CVB office to pick up a history guide & driving tour map. The brochure “Through the Years” features the Historic Homes of Carthage.
  4. Kiwanis Kiddieland boasts to be America’s Largest Non-profit Amusement Park with five rides available for kids. The train has been operating since the early 1950’s and each ride is fifty cents. Open Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. inside Municipal Park.
  5. Find a friend at the Carthage Humane Society.
  6. The Carthage Golf Course features a beautiful 18 Hole Championship course and driving range located on Route 66.
  7. FREE – Participate in the Governor’s 100 mile challenge; hike on the historic Ruby Jack Trail.
  8. Find a long lost secret at the Jasper County Records Center.
  9. FREE – Concert sponsored by Carthage Council on the Arts in Central Park on June 22. Bring a lawn Chair and a picnic dinner!
  10. The 66 Drive-In Theatre is THE classic summer event for every family featuring a new release double feature every weekend night.

For 56 other ways to have fun in Carthage, click here.

Written by Wendi Douglas, director, Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

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