What’s the fastest way to get to know Joplin? Take a stroll downtown. With its unique shops, colorful art
galleries, diverse restaurants, and lively night spots, downtown Joplin draws
people in with its lively energy. This is the Sunshine Lamp District, named
after the lamps that miners wore on their helmets back in Joplin’s booming
mining days. While the facades of these solid brick buildings remind us of
Joplin’s successful past, their interiors embody
modern urban sophistication. Downtown Joplin is where people come to gather;
it’s the heart of our city.