Holiday Plaza is located less than a football field north of 1-44 at exit 8 with amenities galore!

There’s much to explore in JoMo!

A short drive to Missouri Southern State University, numerous area casinos, two major hospitals, the new medical school, and the new world class Cornell Performing Arts Center just to mention a few. Of course, we offer indoor swimming, fitness centers, business center with fiber optic hook up, guest laundry to make your stay an unexcelled experience.


  • George Washington Carver National Monument

  • Grand Falls

  • Precious Moments Chapel

  • Missouri Southern State University

  • Ozark Christian College

  • Downtown Joplin Murals

  • Candy House Gourmet

  • Downtown Joplin

  • Historic Route 66

  • Joplin History & Mineral Museum
  • Route 66 Drive In

and so much more!

Grand Falls

Joplin, MO

Grand Falls, located on Shoal Creek just downstream from Wildcat Park, is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning natural waterfall. At 12 feet tall and 163 feet wide, the falls flow continuously over a ledge of solid chert before crashing into jagged crags and flowing peacefully southward. As the largest continuously flowing natural waterfall in Missouri, Grand Falls is a must-see photo op for visitors.

Downtown Joplin

Joplin, MO

Downtown Joplin is a vibrant and lively destination that is perfect for visitors of all ages looking to experience the local culture and history. One of the main attractions in the area is the Thomas Hart Benton Mural located in city hall at 6th and Main Streets.  This is Benton’s last signed large-scale work which depicts the history of the region. Visitors can also check out the Route 66 Mural at 7th and Main Streets, which pays tribute to the famous highway that runs through the heart of Downtown Joplin. In addition to these cultural landmarks, downtown Joplin offers dozens of other murals, a variety of boutique shops,  and local dining favorites. Whether you’re interested in art, history, or just want to spend some time shopping and dining, this charming downtown area has plenty to offer.

Joplin History & Mineral Museum

Joplin, MO

The Joplin Museum Complex located in Schifferdecker Park houses a variety of collections including the Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum, which features huge slabs of rocks and minerals displayed in a mine shaft-like setting, as well as the Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum, which has artifacts from the House of Lords, a famous Joplin saloon, and jewelry recovered from Bonnie and Clyde’s Joplin hideout in 1933. Other exhibits at the complex include the Joplin Sports Authority Sports Hall of Fame, the National Historical Cookie Cutter Museum, and the Merle Evans Circus Tent #27 Miniature Circus. The complex is a great place to learn about Joplin’s rich history and see some unique items such as woolly mammoth fossils, arrowheads, and glow-in-the-dark minerals.

Precious Moments Chapel

Carthage, MO

The Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, MO is a tranquil place where visitors can explore the world’s only Precious Moments Chapel and Timmy’s Tower, which feature stunning paintings and stained glass windows by artist Sam Butcher that depict stories from the Bible. The chapel also houses the world’s largest Precious Moments Gift Shoppe, where visitors can browse and shop for souvenirs. In addition, the chapel features the Samuel J. Butcher Museum, which displays an impressive collection of artwork, and beautiful gardens that are perfect for strolling and enjoying the natural beauty.

George Washington Carver National Monument

Diamond, MO

George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO honors the life and legacy of George Washington Carver, an African American scientist, inventor, and educator who made significant contributions to agriculture and botany. The park features a visitors center with exhibits about Carver’s life and work, as well as a nature trail that winds through the park’s lush gardens and woodland areas. Visitors can also see the historic Moses Carver house, where Carver was born into slavery, as well as a replica of the Carver School where he received his early education. The park is a great destination for those interested in history, nature, and science, and is sure to be a highlight of any trip to the Joplin area.


on Route 66