Welcome to Joplin

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We're the source of up-and-comers: Like poetry? We gave birth to Langston Hughes. Dig history? Bonnie and Clyde sought refuge in JoMo. Want to be an actor? We claim Robert Cummings, Dennis Weaver, and the up-and-coming Frederic Doss. Rather move to your own beat? The music of Percy Wenrich and Charles McPherson was inspired here. Find innovation or become a legend? George Washington Carver, Thomas Hart Benton, and Mickey Mantle all have roots in the region.
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Route 66

Thousands of tourists travel historic Route 66 through Joplin each year. Are you one of them? I wasn’t.

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Arts & Culture

One of the best ways to get to know a new town is through its local art. Joplin’s visual and performing…

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Start planning your next trip to Joplin by reading our stories all about what to do, our history, and so much…

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