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Cunningham Park

W 25th St at S Maiden Lane, Joplin, MO
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Joplin
Type: Parks
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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126 reviews 126 reviews
35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

The rejuvenation of Cunningham Park is a testimonial to the community cooperation, sense of pride and help from outside groups in rebuilding Joplin after the devastating tornado of 2011. The park is now so much better especially with the handicap accessibility. The memorial area is humbling.

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Joplin, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I think this park is really unique. After they rebuilt it from it being completely wiped out from the tornado, they put a nice western old days type of playground in the park. They also put up a caged basketball court, and interesting memoriams from the tornado. Plus a walking trail and a wishing pond. Great park, well kept

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Joplin, Missouri
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This park has become a symbol of the May 22, 2011 tornado that ripped through this park and tore it apart. There have been many trees replanted, and has areas paying tribute to those who lost their lives that day. With a basketball court and plenty of room to picnic and play, it is a spot everyone should stop and... More

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Bend, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is the park that sustained a direct hit from the Joplin tornado of 2011. The redesign on this park is spectacular and will be even more so when the neighborhoods around it are rebuilt and when the trees get bigger. Equipment is top notch, and the memorials are very moving. This will be the best park in Joplin some... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I grew up in Joplin and loved this park from a kid to now as an adult. It is neat to see it when I return home for the holidays.

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