900 East Steve Owens Blvd.
Miami, OK 74354
Phone: (918) 542-6631
Fax: (918) 542-7547
Founded in 1995, the Lendonwood Gardens are located in Grove, Oklahoma. A unique landscape, it features a blend of American and Japanese approaches of gardening methods. There are scenic grass pathways across the garden that boast of more than 1400 varied plantations including one of the largest anthology of Chamaecyparis in the United States. With 75 varieties of Japanese maples, 25 of dogwood, 200 varieties of conifers and more than 500 lily varieties, the Lendonwood six themed gardens with an atmosphere of their own, is a must visit.
Paintball Ridge is the city's largest paintball park which features twelve distinct paintball fields, a private party area and a pro-shop. Located on Coyote Drive, Paintball Ridge promises a fun, colorful and memorable day out.
Visit the roaring waters at the Grand Falls in Joplin, Missouri to marvel at the flowing clean water. Stand in the water above the falls or swim below the pouring cascade for a fun experience. Walk down to the rocks for an excellent view of the falls or sit down on the sandy stretch that also offers a great place for children to play. Be sure to wear firm shoes to stay protected from getting cut by the rocks.
A part of the Wildcat Park, on Riviera Drive, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center is known for the last-remaining chert glades of Missouri. Thanks to its unique geographic location, the nature center is home to several vibrant species of birds such as the American Robin, Bluebird, Cooper's Hawk, Yellow-crowned night Heron and more. The center also offers a range of activities, events and interactive programs for those interested in learning more about these exotic natives.
Route 66 Carousel Park is a popular amusement park, located on the 7th Street in Joplin, MO. The park features several fun activities for the entire family – go-karts, mini-golf, Ferris wheel, rollercoaster and lots more. Open all year, it makes for a fun, family picnic.
Cunningham Park has been developed as a memorial site for all those affected by the tornado in 2011. Creative structures and thoughtful design of the park pay tribute to the valiant efforts of the volunteers too. Stop by, at the reflecting pool or the wall of water to observe a moment of silence for those afflicted by the tragedy. The park also houses a pool, tennis and basketball courts, playground, grill and picnic areas.
Located on West 4th Street, in Downtown Joplin, Schifferdecker Park offers a range of outdoor activities and recreational sports opportunities. The park incorporates facilities such as BBQ grills, gazebo, pavilions, restrooms and lots more. Apart from that, Schifferdecker Park also has provisions for basketball, golf, volleyball and swimming.
Located in Joplin, Missourie, this was the apartment where a gang of robbers, called Barrow, hid after a series of robberies in the year 1933 and escaped after 10 days when the Police raided the place. The gang included two of the most notorious robbers of all time, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. They were later caught using traces left in the apartment and stolen merchandise was retrieved. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the year 2009. It is currently rented out as a residence.
Joplin Museum Complex offers interesting and unique insights into the mining history and economic development of Joplin, MO. The complex incorporates several attractions such as the Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum, Sports Hall of Fame and Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum, and more. Apart from that, Joplin Museum Complex is also home to fun collections and displays such as Home of Merle Evans Circus which includes more than twenty miniature circuses and The National Historical Cookie Cutter Museum, which is exactly what its name suggests.
The St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church and Rectory is a historic church located in Joplin, Missouri. This Late Gothic Revival and Prairie School style structure was built in 1906 and features limestone exteriors with elaborately carved details, stained glass lancet style windows and a central rose window. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
Located on Main Street, in Downtown Joplin, Joplin Public Library is home to a plethora of fantastic reads. You can borrow some rare titles, articles as wells ephemera concerning the town's history here.
The Joplin Union Depot is a historic railway station spread across an area of 5 acres (2.0 hectares). It was built in 1911 and the credit of its beautiful architecture goes to Louis Curtiss, who designed it. The depot was in use until 1969, after the station's condition started dilapidating. Today, the structure remains vacant, but is remembered in history as one of the most beautiful railways depot's of the past era.