Carthage is a small and picturesque city in Panola County in the state of Texas, United States of America. The city of 6000 people is located close to the Louisiana border and is very quiet and relaxing. Thanks to this, many people choose to go to Carthage for leisure and for the feeling of privacy that a small community like this gives. If you are planing to spend a few days in Carthage, you should know what is there to see.
Top attractions within Carthage
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame is the most famous attraction Carthage offers tourists and locals also. This place honors people who made significant contributions to country music and were Texas natives. The Carthage hall of fame is dedicated to singers, songwriters, DJs and others. This place is filled with memorabilia of country music and each and every item has a side panel with lots of information and photos. In the center of the museum you can admire a miniature replica of a theater marquee from the 30s, erected there to remind visitors of the importance that country music also has in the art of films.
The Tex Ritter Museum has its entrance through the theater marquee from the Carthage hall of fame and was opened in 1998 in honor of Tex Ritter, a famous singer of country music born near Carthage, inside the borders of the Panola County.
Panola County Heritage Museum is the local history museum depicting not only the history of Carthage, but of the whole county. The objective of this museum is to preserve the heritage, traditions and customs of the locals of this county.
Anderson Park is located downtown Carthage and is a great place to take walks, to jog or just admire the great scenery relaxing inside the gorgeous gazebo seated in the center of the park.