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Schifferdecker Park

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Schifferdecker Park was established in the early twentieth century, even before U.S. 66 was designated, and for a time was known as Electric Park. Its early features included formal gardens, roller coasters, and a zoo. The park today contains a municipal golf course, pool, playgrounds, and a group of museums known collectively as the Joplin Museum Complex.

Joplin Museum Complex

Joplin Museum Complex

Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum

The Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum takes you back to Joplin's beginnings as a mining boomtown, telling the story of the city's growth and development into Missouri's fourth-largest metropolitan area that it is today. The museum features displays about Historic Route 66, Bonnie & Clyde's adventures in Joplin, the famous Spook Light, and it is home to the Joplin Sports Hall of Fame, the Empire District Electric Company Museum, and the National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum.

Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum

The Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum was founded in 1931 and boasts the world's most extraordinary and unique collection of lead and zinc ore dating back to Joplin's mining days in the late 1800s. The Mineral Museum is a highly respected institution with a worldwide reputation among geologists. Tools of the mining trade, various mining models, maps, and photographs from Joplin's mining days are also on display. Best of all, the Mineral Museum sits in a reproduced mine shaft so it feels like you are actually underground experiencing firsthand the workings of a real mine.


About Schifferdecker Park
Business Type: Public landmark
Owner(s): n/a
Address: Joplin, MO 64801
Telephone: 417.623.1180
Web site:
Directions: Seventh St. at Schifferdecker Ave., on the western outskirts of Joplin. See also our GPS-based Clickable G-Maps.


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