Joplin, in Southwest Missouri, is a place that about 50,000 people call home.
The city is located some 160 miles (257 kilometers) from the state capital of Missouri, Jefferson City and about 75 miles (121 kilometers) from Bentonville - Fayetteville.
North Park Mall is the perfect place to visit if you love shopping and watching the world go by. It is a bustling place filled with clothes and accessory stores and fresh food venues.
Sandstone Gardens is one of the most popular natural escapes around the city. Admire the trees and flowers, mingle with locals, or just soak up the sunshine. This park is the perfect match for all moods and seasons.
Lose yourself in the greens, fairways, and sand traps of Schifferdecker Golf Course, the best place for a few rounds in in Joplin. Work on your backswing, and try to beat the course average, then enjoy a few laughs with local and visiting golf nuts in the clubhouse bar.
One of the most visited remnants of a time gone by in the area is the George Washington Carver National monument. This atmospheric place offers tourists the chance to learn about an important chapter in human history. It is good to explore this site and other ancient structures and monuments for an insight into the people and events that shaped this area.
One of the best family days out in Joplin is Candy House Chocolate Factory. Explore, laugh and discover at this much-loved destinations for families with hard-to-impress children.