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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

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


Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum

This museum emphasizes the growth and development of Joplin as the result of mining in the Tri-State Mining District, primarily during the Victorian period. On display are assorted historic items from Joplin's mining era, including an extensive doll collection and the "Circus Room", a child'

Joplin, MO Museums

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

Things to do near Joplin, MO

Horton Smith Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Pierce City Park (aka South Park)

100 S. Gibbs Street, Pierce City, Missouri ENTRANCES ON GIBBS STREET AND ELM STREET - behind St. Mary's Catholic Church

Truitt's Cave

Truitt's Cave is featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not." with the cave restaurant of yesteryear, the Underground River,...

Civil War Action in Mt. Vernon

The Confederate Army kept a garrison at Mr. Vernon after the battle of Wilson's Creek (August 10, 1861), but Union Colonel...