- The list below includes 42 free or cheap things to do in or near Joplin, Missouri, including 27 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Bowling and Laser Tag.
- From Cunningham Park to Grand Falls, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Joplin and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Carthage, Miami, Neosho and Galena.
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Calypso Scuba and Swim 1840 N Range Line Rd., Joplin, MO MoreLess Info
Divers learn how to breathe underwater and take a practice plunge in a heated, indoor aquatic simulator
94% 77 votes
W 26th St & S Maiden Ln, Joplin, MO 64804 MoreLess Info
After being hit by a tornado, the rebuilt Cunningham Park now has playgrounds, a waterpark, ponds, and plenty of monuments. It has been restored to its former beauty and has new features.
80% 96 votes
Shoal Creek, Joplin, MO MoreLess Info
Located on Shoal Creek, Grand Falls is a scenic natural waterfall measuring over 25 feet in height. Visitors to the falls enjoy swimming in the creek or just sitting by and enjoying the picturesque views of the falls.
80% 30 votes
2826 Douglas Fir Road, Joplin, MO 64804 MoreLess Info
Featuring a 50,000 square-foot showroom, Sandstone Gardens is a store that features a large variety of home decor products and accessories. While visiting the gardens, guests also have the opportunity to enjoy a meal at the Bistro on-site.
100% 1 votes
501-599 Turk Avenue, Joplin, MO 64801 MoreLess Info
Featuring grassy fields and trees, Leonard Park provides a tennis court, softball backstop and a long walking trail around the park. The park also has restrooms, a children's playground and picnic facilities including tables and grills.
50% 2 votes
950 E 5th Street, Joplin, MO 64801 MoreLess Info
Featuring sports facilities, Ewert Park can be used for tennis, basketball and baseball as well as other open field recreational activities and sports. The park also has a children's playground, restrooms and picnic areas with grills.
100% 1 votes
101-199 Sterling Street, Joplin, MO 64801 MoreLess Info
Apple Park is a public park that provides visitors access to outdoor amenities and activities. The park contains a playground and is located in a safe, gated location as well as a walking trail.
83% 107 votes
201 West Riviera Drive, Joplin, MO 64804 MoreLess Info
Established to promote respect for wildlife, The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center offers activities for all ages. It features a stream, a substantial aquarium, a series of terrariums full of local insect and arachnid species, and educational programs for school groups and families.
91% 74 votes
510 South Kentucky Avenue, Joplin, MO 64801 MoreLess Info
Children and adults alike may find it worth the while visiting Candy House Gourmet Chocolates, with its large variety of candy, chocolate, and other sweet specialties.
96% 27 votes
222 West 3rd Street, Joplin, MO 64801 MoreLess Info
Founded in 1947, the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts promotes visual arts, performing arts and literature all the same. It is housed in the 1893 built Zelleken House.
78% 40 votes
4th & Schifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801 MoreLess Info
Nestled in the Tri-State Mining District, the Joplin Museum Complex contains four buildings. Two are museums, one is an athletic hall of fame and the fourth is a mineral museum. The most unusual collection in the museum complex is its huge assortment of cookie cutters.