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Address: W 25th St at S Maiden Lane, Joplin, MO

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Young and Old, Bond or Free

The city of Joplin has done some wonders with this park since a tornado destroyed so much of the city. New playground equipment and garden settings make for a pleasant visit for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Joplin, Missouri
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Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The city of Joplin has done some wonders with this park since a tornado destroyed so much of the city. New playground equipment and garden settings make for a pleasant visit for young and old, bond or free, foreign or domestic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Play ground is great! Love all of the information concerning the May 22 2011 tornado. The artifacts.

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Alma, Arkansas
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great place to take the whole family! We had a great time though the water was pretty chilly. Kids loved the slides & the walk across the pool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We are in Joplin for a baseball tournament while we had some downtime I searched for attractions in the area and this was #1. And so it belongs. Lovely park memorials and just driving through the area along you can see the destruction the tornado made. I highly recommend taking the time to see the park.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This park was so much more than I imagined and it covered a large area. When I first pulled into the parking lot I was struck by all the families enjoying the park-generations were enjoying picnicking while young children took advantage of all the fun play areas. An old-fashioned ice cream truck with its catchy tune pulled in next to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This park is great for everyone. There's a walking trail, playground, picnic tables, and a basketball court. There is a memorial area dedicated to those who passed away in the May 2011 tornado. It has beautiful flowers, a fountain and tributes. Anyone visiting Joplin should visit.

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Dandenong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

This place is a lovely space that clearly shows the devastation that the tornado in May 2011 caused. Not only in human life, but also in the measure of other damage. When driving in the area you are struck by the lack of large trees, the open space, and the huge number of new dwellings. The park is also a... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Do yourself a favor and visit this great park! After the devastating tornado, the city rebuilt this park to be even bigger and better than before, and make a tribute to the lives lost, the survivors and the volunteers who helped out after the tornado. The park is amazing. A great basketball court for the teens, LOTS of space for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We had went to Oklahoma City to attend the National Tornado Summit and took a detour on the way home to visit Joplin and see the area 4 years after the storm. The park has everything one would need from a city park with play grounds, walking trails, picnic tables, and lots of grass, but what it also has is... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Walking path for dogs. Multiple playgrounds. Basketball court. Gazebo. Memorial for tornado victims. A nice place to spend a few hours.

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Address: W 25th St at S Maiden Lane, Joplin, MO
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin

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