Lunch at Red Oak II
Take a trip to yesteryear and stroll along the gravel path to view the re-creation of an early 20th-century country village, featuring a general store, country church, one-room schoolhouse, town hall, a 1920’s cottage-style Phillips 66 gasoline station, Belle Starr’s home, and much more.
Precious Moments creator Samuel J. Butcher founded this chapel in 1989 as a way of saying “thanks” to God for everything good in his life. The chapel features 84 hand-painted murals and 30 works of stained glass. This place of quiet reflection and Precious Moments art retells treasured Bible stories. The newest addition to the Precious Moments complex is Timmy’s Tower, which opened in 2015.
Return to Joplin for dinner at Spiva Center for the Arts
Located in the Cornell Arts and Entertainment Complex and serving as the heart of Joplin’s art community since 1947, Spiva invites visitors to discover, create, and collect art. Local, regional, national, and international talent is showcased here in rotating exhibits throughout the year. The center also hosts PhotoSpiva, the oldest continually-running photography competition west of the Mississippi River, with entries from artists from all over the country. Spiva also offers art classes in a variety of mediums. Located off the lobby of this art center, the gift shop features fun, useful, and eclectic original work by local and regional artists. Meeting space is available for events or groups. Open Tuesday through Saturday.