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.
The "mansion" at Exit #1 is a premier home & garden shopping destination and exquisite meal at The Sandstone Bistro. No room for landscaping items in your vehicle, they ship worldwide.
One of Missouris least-talked-about wonders is located on Shoal Creek, just south of Joplin. Grand Falls, Missouris largest natural, continually flowing waterfall, is like a miniature Niagara Falls.
1933, infamous outlaws Bonnie & Clyde spent several weeks in a garage apartment in Joplin, MO and robbed several businesses. Constable John Wesley Harryman and Joplin Police Detective Harry McGinnis were killed when Police attempted to apprehend the outlaws. Bonnie & Clyde escaped leaving behind personal possessions including a camera. The camera contained the legendary photo of Bonnie with her foot on the fender, pistol in hand and cigar in mouth.
The garage apart ment; 215 W 34th St. http://mo-joplin.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=576