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Performing Arts

The arts flourish in Joplin. Missouri Southern State college is host to many events, from a formal ballet or musical performance in Taylor Auditorium to a lighthearted "Pops" concert on the college'

Joplin, MO Arts

Bittersweet Gallery

Jack E. Dawson is an artist who has been in the art field for over 30 years. He has used many different media in his artwork including oil, watercolor, acrylic, sculptures and chalk.

Some of his most notable works include:


Historic Walking Tour

"Seek the Unique" in downtown Joplin. Buildings located between Main Street and Byers Street, from 1st to 10th Streets are significant to Joplin's history. Eight of these buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Brochures of a downtown walking tour are available.

Joplin, MO Historic Downtowns

Gene Taylor Library and Museum

At the northeast corner of the Square is a replica of an office used by Congressman Gene Taylor during this 16-year tenure in Washington, DC. This building houses mementos of Mr. Taylor's years in public service. History on the Wild Peony fields, as well as other various memorabilia on Sarcoxie'

Sarcoxie, MO Museums

Ozark Village Souvenirs

Ozark Village is one of the most complete gift and souvenir shops in the area with steer horns, moccasins, fireworks, postcards, and so much more ... all under the same roof! There's something for everyone! Gasoline is also available.

Sarcoxie, MO Souvenirs


Southwest Missouri Electric Railroad

A.H. Rogers built a mule-drawn streetcar line from Webb City to Carterville in 1889, predeccessor of the South West Missouri Electric Railway. Established in 1893, it was expanded in the 1900s to a vast interurban system.

Webb City, MO Railroad History


Praying Hands Memorial

Nestled in the small Midwest town of Webb City, Missouri, the Heartland of America, stands the Praying Hands Memorial. Its stately vigil of more than twenty years is a silent testimony of the need for individual reflection and commitment.

In 1971, Jack Dawson, a 20

Webb City, MO Arts

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts

Spiva maintains a Regional Focus Gallery for the work of local and regional artists. Featured here are pottery by Jack and LeeAnn Sours of Golden City, Missouri.

Joplin, MO Arts

Carnegie Library

Webb City's library, built in 1914, is one of the few active Carnegie libraries in Missouri. Housed in an elegant stone building highlighting Webb City'

Webb City, MO Carnegie Libraries

Veterans Memorial

A "Jeannie" howitzer stands aside the veteran's memorial located on MacArthur Blvd. at Miner'

Webb City, MO Memorials

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