Located on Historic Route 66 and I-44, the City of Joplin is "America's Boomtown." The city has 47,000 residents, yet the daytime commerce population swells up to 250,000, making it the fourth-largest metro area in Missouri. Scores of national and worldwide ministry headquarters are based in Joplin, including Christ in Youth, Good News Productions International, American Rehabilitation Ministries and College Press/Heartspring Publishing.
With over 2,000 hotel rooms and 150 restaurants, the Joplin area offers small town charm with myriads of shopping and dining destinations. When you visit OCC, you'll want to experience the George Washington Carver National Monument, Precious Moments Park, Grand Falls, Gourmet Candy House and Factory, Spiva Center for the Arts, Sunshine Lamp District, Joplin Museum Complex, Reptile World, The Bridge Skatepark, Sandstone Gardens and the new Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center.
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