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Cunningham Park

W 25th St at S Maiden Lane, Joplin, MO
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Joplin
Type: Parks
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SW MO
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100 reviews 100 reviews
29 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

As a resident of the area, I saw first hand what the park and surrounding area after the May 2011 F5 tornado. The park quickly became one the memorial areas and the monuments that have been built here are a testimony to the resilience and strength of the people of Joplin and the people from around the world that came... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This park does hold a special place in the Joplin resident's hearts. The pool is tons of fun for all ages. The slides are exciting enough for a 12 year old & the price is reasonable. Everything was clean, life guards were on their jobs. We would visit again!

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El Dorado Springs, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had an absolute blast swimming at the aquatic center. It was affordable: 4 dollars for 15 & under is nice, most cut off's are 12. Lifeguards very attentive. Plan on arriving inyour swimsuit if you can, and leave before the rush of close. Men's room has only 1 shower, women's has only 2.Bathroom stalls were fairly plentiful but really... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

As a 2011 tornado survivor, it was really hard to walk the tribute area the first time...but at the same time it gave my peace. They have built an even better family park, erected some amazing monuments to both the victims AND volunteers of the tornado, installed a beautiful pond and bridge, and are doing more on-site still. To those... More

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The gazebo was great with plenty of trash bins. The restroom were close-by which was useful. The children's playground equipment was great for the families that had little ones.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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154 reviews 154 reviews
42 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I have held off doing a review of Cunningham Park. I started going to Joplin in 1989 not long after I moved to Missouri. St. John's across the street was one of my customers. Many times over the years I walked over to the park just to take a quick break. I have stopped to look around and tried to... More

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

My family loved this place. It was very well planned and set up. Great play equipment and the memorials were lovely.

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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

Cunningham Park was a park I grew up going to as a child. It was a place that has held very very fond memories. From picnics with family to a date evening with my then boyfriend (now husband). It is a great place to erect a memorial for all those whose passed away from the May 22, 2011 tornado. This... More

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We went to the park in the early morning, sunrise. Walking through and reading the memorials was humbling, made us cry. We climbed to the top of the play area, overlooking the area where the tornado stripped Joplin. Totally Wow! So glad it was basically empty, and wood fort town built so well. The pond is sweet, fountain with deceased... More

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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The city has done a great job rebuilding the park. There are monuments, a new fountain, a large koi pond, and a water park. There are better than average kids' play equipment dotted through the park. The walking trail is good, and plenty of hills/inclines. There are several gazebos, but there are no trees. Of course there aren't any trees,... More

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