Joplin KOA

4359 Highway 43 (4359 Dakota Lane)

Joplin, MO 64804

Reserve: 800-562-5675

Info: 417-623-2246

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Joplin Museum Complex Photo

Joplin Museum Complex

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

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Candy House Gourmet Chocolate Photo

Candy House Gourmet Chocolate

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.

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Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center Photo

Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

Connect to Missouri's forest, fish and wildlife in a fun and nurturing environment with access to Shoal Creek. Visit the Nature Center & Gift Shop. Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

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Spiva Center for the Arts Photo

Spiva Center for the Arts

George A. Spiva believed opportunities in the arts should be available to everyone. The exhibition, education, and cultural center named in his honor is located in the heart of downtown Joplin, Missouri.

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Carthage Civil War Museum -- Carthage, MO Photo

Carthage Civil War Museum -- Carthage, MO

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.

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Fort Scott -- Kansas Photo

Fort Scott -- Kansas

It's a short drive to Ft. Scott, Kansas. Visit the fort that founded the town. They offer guided tours, that help you learn how the west was won.

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Bluff Dwellers Cave -- Noel, MO Photo

Bluff Dwellers Cave -- Noel, MO

Bluff Dweller's Cavern

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Route 66 Drive-in Theater Photo

Route 66 Drive-in Theater

Take a trip into the past. Open only on Friday & Saturday (in season). Visit the 66 Drive-in Theater online for more information.

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Downstream Casino & Bordertown Casino Photo

Downstream Casino & Bordertown Casino

Downstream Casino Resort provides Las Vegas-style entertainment. The newest Gaming machines, traditional table games and a very stylish poker room. Enjoy fine dining at Buffalo Grill, Spring River Buffet or Red Oak Steakhouse or endless buffet. Check the entertainment schedule on their web page.

Check out the Bordertown Casino and the new Bordertown Outpost. Enjoy high stakes bingo, slots, poker and table games. Three Sisters Restaurant serves a complete menu from breakfast to a delicious steak.

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Big Brutus Photo

Big Brutus

Bucyrus Erie Model 1850B, the second largest electric shovel in the world; 160 ft. tall, weighs 11 million lbs., 90 cubic feet 150 ton bucket. It moved with lightning speed up to 0.22 mph. If size matters, this is a must see.

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George Washington Carver National Monument Photo

George Washington Carver National Monument

Museum, discovery lab and self-guided nature trails are available to help you explore at the George Washington Carver National Monument .

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Sandstone Gardens Photo

Sandstone Gardens

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.

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Precious Moments Park & Chapel Photo

Precious Moments Park & Chapel

Southwest Missouri's largest attraction just a few miles down the road, the world's largest gift shop for teardrop-eye children called "Precious Moments" .

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Golf Photo


Great golfing at Eagle Creek Golf (formerly Loma Linda), Schifferdecker Golf Course and Twin Hills Country Club. Stay and play a round or two. Golf all year.

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Grand Falls Photo

Grand Falls

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.

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Bonnie & Clyde Hideout Photo

Bonnie & Clyde Hideout

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.

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