Information about Joplin, MO and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

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A little about Joplin

Due to its location near two major highways and its many event and sports facilities, Joplin attracts travelers and is a destination for conferences and group events. Joplin offers nearly 2,500 hotel rooms, the majority located within a 1/4 mile area of Range Line Road and I-44. It has the 30,000-square-foot John Q. Hammons Convention and Trade Center, which serves as the primary event facility for conventions, associations, and large events. Each June, Joplin hosts the Boomtown Run, a half marathon, 5K and children's run. The event attracts runners from across the country, and features USTA certified courses which start and end in the historic downtown area. Celebrity runners featured at the pre-race banquet have included Bart Yasso, Sarah Reinerston, Suzy Favor-Hamilton and Jeff Galloway. In 2011, due to the devastating EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin on May 22, just three weeks before the run, the event was transformed in the Boomtown Run Day of Service.

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The history of Joplin

Although often believed to have been named for the ragtime composer Scott Joplin, who lived in Sedalia, Missouri, Joplin is named for Reverend Harris Joplin, an early settler and the founder of the area's first Methodist congregation. Joplin was established in 1873 and expanded significantly from the wealth created by the mining of zinc; its growth faltered after World War II when the price of the mineral collapsed. The city gained travelers as Route 66 passed through it; "Joplin, Missouri" is among the lyrics to Bobby Troup's legendary song, immortalizing the city among others on the famous highway.

Contact Information

320 E 4th St
Joplin, Missouri

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Businesses in Joplin, Missouri

Here is a collection of local Joplin, Missouri businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Art Fitness / Nutrition Haircare / Spas Jewelry Lodging Media Museums / Attractions Restaurants Shopping


Phoenix Fired Art


A Teaching Clay Studio and Fired Art Gallery


Kellison Academy of Martial Arts

Fitness / Nutrition

Thrilling, fun, and fulfilling experience


Oasis Salon & Day Spa

Haircare / Spas

Experience the wonders of a luxurious spa atmosphere.


Comeau Jewelry Company


Your Jeweler for a Lifetime


Newton's Jewelry


Unique, high quality jewelry and watches.


John Wise Queen Anne Mansion


An 1898 Bed and Breakfast and venue




We play anything!


Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

Museums / Attractions

A globally unique habitat


Becky's Cafe


Great home cooking


Big R's BBQ


We have the meat you can't beat!


Smallcakes: A Cupcakery


Fresh baked cupcakes, cakes, cookies.


The Bruncheonette


Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch


American Desire Clothing


Unique designs at great prices


Blue Moon Market


A modern boutique with a vintage soul!




A stylish dress boutique for almost every woman


My Sister's Closet


Womens clothing, shoes and home decor




Footwear, handbags, clothing and accessories


Sweet Emotion-A Chocolate Boutique


Handmade chocolate by the piece or the assortment