Joplin Tourism, Missouri

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Joplin (/ˈdʒɒplɪn/) or (/ˈʒɒplɪn/) is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the US state of Missouri. Joplin is the largest city in Jasper County, though it is not the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 50,150. Joplin is the main hub of the three-county Joplin-Miami, Oklahoma metropolitan area.


Having a strong significance with the Civil War, owing to the fact that it is here that large quantities of lead was found before the war took place. In the 18th century, several mining camps stated spritzing throughout the city which was realized by a resident John C. Cox. He further went on to create a plan for the development of the city, and began by first changing its name to Joplin City from the village that it was. The name was inspired by the adjoining spring creek of Joplin.

Joplin tourism doesn’t have a ton to cover. There are a few parks, museums and some entertainment zones. To get most of the outdoors such as The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Grand Falls, Cunningham Park, and Sandstone Gardens among some more, it is best to take guided tours. Then there are museums like the Joplin Museum Complex, Joplin 44 Truckstop, and George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, that are okay to visit.


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Facts and Stats for Joplin*

  • Pollution Statistics in Joplin

    Know the pollution level of Joplin before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.33 (Very Low)
  • Joplin: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Joplin for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Joplin.

    • Burglary and Theft 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.29 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.83 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 39.29 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 39.29 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 67.86 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.43 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60.71 (High)
  • Living in Joplin - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 58.37 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 74.8 (High)
    • Pollution Index 34.2 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.5 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 50.93 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.48 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Joplin

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Joplin

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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