Early Morning: Visit Grand Falls
5685 Riverside Drive, Joplin
Start your perfect day by enjoying the fresh air and beautiful scenery at Grand Falls. Known as the largest continuously flowing natural waterfall in Missouri, Grand Falls is the perfect spot to relax and dip your toes in the water. Be sure to wear appropriate shoes for exploring!
Late Morning: Visit Joplin Empire Market
931 E. 4th St., Joplin
After taking in the beauty of Grand Falls, shop for local, fresh products at the Joplin Empire Market. From baked goods to fresh produce, the market hosts a variety of vendors and their products. The market is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Curbside pickup is also available.
Afternoon: Stop for Photo Ops
Joplin Uplift Mural, 102 S. Main St., Joplin
Joplin City Hall, 602 S. Main St., Joplin
Take pictures in front of Joplin’s wide selection of murals and public art to commemorate your perfect day. Start by visiting the Joplin Uplift Mural, only a two-minute drive from the Joplin Empire Market. This mural celebrates black history and the performing arts by featuring several prominent figures with a connection to Joplin. Next, take a short walk to Joplin’s City Hall. Here you’ll find many pieces of artwork to enjoy, including the Heartstrings of America mural and the Route 66 mural.
Evening: Head to Nearby Downstream Casino
69300 E. Nee Road, Quapaw, Oklahoma
After filling your camera roll with Joplin’s art scene, spend the evening across the Oklahoma border at Downstream Casino. Located just 11 miles away from Joplin’s City Hall, Downstream Casino offers casino games, live music and several restaurants and bars. If your fun-filled day exploring Joplin has you exhausted, the Downstream Casino also doubles as a hotel!