Joplin is the regional provider for lodging, education, retail, transportation, health services and employment. Rich in culture and mid-western hospitality travelers along the crossroads of I-44 and I-49 find Joplin the ideal stop along their journey. Joplin is also Missouri’s western gateway of the historic Route 66.
Guests seeking that “Joplin Experience” find in a quaint boutiques and restaurants in Downtown District which is right along Route 66. The Candy House Chocolate Factory offer a great candy making experience which is fun for guests of any age.
Other Joplin major attractions include the Route 66 Carousel Park, the Joplin Historical and Mineral Museum, Grand Falls, Sandstone Gardens and Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center.
Nearby are Precious Moments Chapel, George Washington Carver National Park and the Neosho National Fish Hatchery. Our Kansas neighbors are rich in Civil War history and locations that inspired the Pixar movie CARS. Several tribal casinos are located just across the border in Oklahoma.