Visit the Evert J. Richie Tri-State Mineral Museum Mining and The Dorothy B Hoover Historical Museum.
Zinc and lead was a big part in the development of this area. The Dorothy B. Hoover Historical Museum will take you back to the beginning of Joplin and Route 66. website
Tour an old 1870 rock tavern in the Ozarks just south of town. Treat yourself or someone you love to hand-dipped chocolates, English toffee, caramel pecan treats or other sweet delights.
Experience the "Battle of Carthage" through the 7x15 inspirational mural painted by local artist Andy Thomas. The museum also displays authentic artifacts and specific details of the Civil War fought in Carthage. Open all year Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.