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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

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

Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum

Founded in 1931, this museum boasts one of the world's most exceptional collections of lead and zinc ore dating back to Joplins mining days as well as a quality collection of mining tools and equipment.

Joplin, MO Museums

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

Things to do near Joplin, MO

Roaring River State Park

Scenic terrain includes waterfall pouring from hillside into river. Lodging, dining, picnicking, store, campgrounds, trails, ...

Crystal Lake Fisheries

Trout Farm - agriculture...

Precious Moments Wedding Island

Couples from around the world have been married here. Restored turn-of-the-century chapel with murals. Victorian mansion with...

The Kendrick Place

Built in 1849 by slaves. Headquarters to North and South during the Civil War. First Person tours with authentically-costumed...