Local Area Attractions Near Joplin KOA Journey
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.
One of Missouri's least-talked-about wonders is located on Shoal Creek, just south of Joplin. Grand Falls, Missouri's largest natural, continually flowing waterfall, is like a miniature Niagara Falls.
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. http://mo-joplin.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=576