Joplin Area Attractions


Here you will find a list of family friendly attractions in and around the Joplin area. You will find something to do indoors as well as outdoors, that will keep all ages busy. A few favorites of ours would be the indoor bounce houses, nature centers, and discovery centers.

Amusement Parks 

Carthage Kiwanis

Kiddieland Park


1984 Arcade

Cosmic Castle in Parsons

Tilt Studio in Joplin

The Venue

Bounce Houses

House of Bounce


4th Street Bowl

Grace Lanes

Route 66 Bowling Center

Holiday Lanes in Pittsburg, KS

Conservation & Audubon Centers

George Washington Carver

Neosho National Fish Hatchery

Southeast Kansas Nature Center

Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

Discovery Centers


Discovery Center in Springfield

Tulsa Children’s Museum

Curious Minds Discovery Zone in Parsons Kansas

Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, Arkansas

Escape Rooms

Escape Joplin

Farmers Market

Carthage Farmers Market

Joplin Farmers Market

Webb City Farmers Market

Pittsburg Farmer’s Market

Field Trips and Tours

Alpha Air Center in Joplin

Candy House Gourmet Chocolates

Firestation Tour in Joplin

Joplin Post Office

Papa Murphy’s Pizza Tour in Joplin

Homeschool, Preschool, and Toddler Classes

The Flip Shop ~ Preschool open gym

Roller City Joplin ~ Toddler Skate and Homeschool sessions

House of Bounce Joplin ~ Preschool and Homeschool sessions

Science Education Center at Greenbush ~ Homeschool field trips and also offer summer camp

Skateland of Webb City ~ Preschool and Homeschool Skate

Spiva Center for the Arts ~ Art classes and preschool mommy and me class

Oklahoma Aquarium ~ Homeschool days with the Education Department

Indoor Play Areas

Chick-Fil-A of Rangeline Rd. in Joplin

Chuck E. Cheese

Indoor Play Area at Northpark Mall

Ocean Adventures Playground

Lazer Tag

Tilt Studio – Joplin

Local Library Locations

Carthage Public Library

Joplin Public Library

Neosho Newton County Library

Pittsburg Public Library

Webb City Public Library

Mini Golf

Rangeline Golf Center


Mo-Kan Dragway

Tulsa Raceway Park

Movie Theaters & Drive In Locations

Webb City theater

Joplin Theater

Barco Drive-In located in Lamar

66 Drive In located in Carthage

Museums and Historical Parks

Big Brutus in Mineral, KS

Bluff Dwellers Cavern and Museum in Noel, MO

Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum

Crystal Bridges

Darryl Starbird National Rod & Custom CarHall of Fame museum

The Dobson Museum in Miami, OK

Freedom of Flight Museum in Joplin

Galena Mining and Historical Museum

Harry S Truman Birthplace in Lamar, MO

Har-Ber Village in Grove, OK

Joplin Museum Complex

Kan-O-Tex Service Station with CARS Museum and Diner in Galena, KS

Newton County Historical Park in Neosho 

Old Spanish Treasure Cave in Arkansas

Precious Moments Chapel and Gift Shoppe in Carthage

Powers Museum in Carthage

Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum in Miami, OK

Supertram on 66 ~ Ice Cream Parlor and Museum in Carterville, MO

Praire State Park in Mindenmindes, MO

The Coleman Theater Beautiful in Miami, OK

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation in Springfield

Skating Rinks

Spinning Wheels SK8 Center in Carl Junction

Roller City in Joplin

Skateland Fun Center of Neosho MO

Skateland of Webb City

Take Home Crafts & Art Classes

Art Feeds

Connect 2 Culture

Firehouse Pottery in Joplin

Home Depot

Jubilee Art Studio

Local Color Art Gallery & Studio


Michales Craft Store

Spiva Center for the Arts

The Clay Cup


Crowder College Theater


Joplin Little Theater

Pittsburg Community Theater

Pro Musica

Stained Glass Theater

Stone’s Throw Dinner Theater

Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra

Midwest Regional Ballet Company and School

Pittsburg State University Theater

Trampoline Parks 

Soar Trampoline Park

Victory Ministry & Sports Complex



Zoos and Aquariums

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas

Wild Wildreness Drive Through Safari in Arkansas

Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield

Tulsa Zoo in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Aquarium


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