Make a Joplin bed and breakfast your next vacation destination and discover all there is to see and do in this great city located on historic Route 66. Situated in the southwest region of the state, Joplin is Missouri’s fourth largest metropolitan area and is conveniently located just 70 miles from Springfield, MO, 109 miles from Tulsa, OK and 115 miles from Branson.
Deciding what to do next will be your only care when you visit Joplin. There are so many interesting and fun things to experience during your stay here. Joplin offers a wide variety of shopping opportunities from antique malls and specialty boutiques to department stores. Sandstone Gardens is a 38,000 square foot home interiors and garden center. Once you’ve built up an appetite shopping, seek out one of the city’s many restaurants -- there are over 150 of them! You definitely won’t go hungry here!
Local attractions include The Candy House Chocolate Factory, known around the world for their gourmet chocolates and other sweet treats, and The Joplin Museum Complex, detailing Joplin’s rich history as a mining town and all of the neat tidbits of information that make the city uniquely Joplin. To learn more about the city’s vibrant history, view the stunning Thomas Hart Benton mural, Joplin at the Turn of the Century, on display in city hall.
Just outside of Joplin is the George Washington Carver National Monument. Part of the national park system, the monument area encompasses a nature trail, museum, and interactive discovery center.
The Precious Moments Complex in nearby Carthage includes a chapel, featuring Precious Moments characters depicting Bible stories hand-painted by creator Samuel J. Butcher, a visitors’ center, gift shop and gardens.
After a fun-filled day of exploring the Joplin, MO area, retire to the cozy travel accommodations at a local B&B. Members of Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri have been inspected and approved according to our association’s high standards of professionalism, cleanliness and hospitality, making them an excellent alternative to typical hotel lodging.