- 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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4321 S. Chapel Road, Carthage, MO 64836 MoreLess Info
Opened in 1989, Precious Moments Park & Chapel is a location dedicated solely to Precious Moments figurines. Visitors to the park commonly enjoy viewing the statues, visiting the gift shop, or visiting the chapel inspired by the Sistine Chapel.
One of the last drive-in theaters on Route 66. This drive-in has a play area for kids underneath the screen which lights up during intermission. Old advertisements are played during the intermission. The movie starts when the sun sets. They also have a snack bar on site.
Dedicated in 1988, Carthage's Marlon Perkins Statue is a larger than life bronze sculpture that commemorates the life of the famous wildlife documentarian and television personality. The statue is located in the town park.
Built in 1868 for a wealthy family, Historic Phelps House is a restored mansion with marble walls, chandeliers, ten fireplaces, stained glass, and other furniture from this era. The mansion is used as a wedding venue.
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205 Grant Street, Carthage, MO 64836 MoreLess Info
The Battle of Carthage Civil War Museum focuses primarily on the first true land-based battle of the Civil War. It features a large mural depicting the Battle of Carthage, and a collection of related artifacts and curiosities.