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Does the sight of a Precious Moments figurine cause your heart to beat a little faster? Then you'll love your visit to Carthage and the Precious Moments Chapel, 4321 Chapel Rd, 417-358-7599.
Tours start about every 30 minutes and will give you a chance to view 15 beautiful stain glass windows and 54 painted murals covering 5,000 square feet of wall. If you're the tender-hearted type, you'd better have a Kleenex handy when the tour guide explains the largest mural, Hallelujah Square.
On the grounds you'll also find a European Village with storybook cottages, a castle, a waterfall, the Resurrection Cave, the Fountain of Angles, the Precious Moments Lake, and Dusty's Honeymoon Island. For two extra dollars you can tour the home of Sam Butcher, Precious Moments creator. This complex also features several gift shops, two restaurants, and they even have their own RV park, 4000 Oak Hill Rd, 417-358-1389, so you can stay as long as you like.
And don't forget to explore the rest of Carthage while you are here. History buffs will enjoy stopping at the Historic Phelps House, 1146 Grand Ave, 417-358-1776; and the Civil War Museum, 205 Grant St, 417-237-7060. While shoppers will have fun discovering stores like the Ozarkland Gift Shop, 5638 S Grand Ave, 417-358-6380; the Second Street Gallery, 308 W 2nd St, 417-358-5252; and Lily Pad Gifts,311 S Main St, 417-358-1866.
If you get hungry while in town, head to Whisler's Drive-Up, 300 N Garrison Ave, 417-358-4951; or Bryant's Family Restaurant, 800 W Central Ave, 417-358-0016. To end your day on a sweet note, drop in at Carthage Deli & Ice Cream, 301 S Main St, 417-358-8820.
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