Route 66 Mural Park

Joplin, Missouri

MissouriRoadside Attraction

Route 66 Mural Park in Joplin, Missouri celebrates the town’s history with the Mother Road with two murals and the perfect selfie photo op.

Found on the south side of Pearl Brothers Hardware Store (now a True Value) at the corner of 7th Street and Main in Joplin Missouri, this tourist attraction opened in 2013 and consists of two tiled murals.

The top mural, called Cruisin’ into Joplin, is a tribute to Joplin itself, and the city’s ties to Historic Route 66. It depicts a vintage car driving from a cactus-laden Texas and past a Welcome to Joplin sign. In the distance is the famous St. Louis arch.

The bottom mural is officially called “The American Ribbon” and is a map of the entirety of Route 66, with shield markers at some of the most iconic stops. Attached is a bright red replica of a 1964 Chevrolet Corvette that juts out of the wall and the mural.

The Route 66 murals were proposed by Paul Whitehill, designed by artists Chris Auckerman and Jon White, and fabricated by Images In Tile USA.

Last modified: April 22, 2024
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Route 66 Mural Park in Joplin, Missouri Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Route 66 Mural Park

4 based on 1 reviews

Address:
629-621 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801

Hours:
Visible 24/7

Cost:
Free

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To make the most of your visit to Route 66 Mural Park in Joplin, Missouri, here are some things to know before you go.

  • A small parking lot is available adjacent to the roadside attraction, next to Creative Audio.

Where to Stay Near Route 66 Mural Park

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest on your road trip with a stay at one of these Missouri hotels near Route 66.

Boots Court Motel

The Boots Motel in Carthage, Missouri opened in 1939. This historic Route 66 motor hotel hosted actor Clark Gable numerous times.

Rockwood Motor Court

Rockwood Motor Court opened as a Tourist Camp in 1929, just three years after Route 66 was commissioned. Renovated in 2019, you’ll enjoy clean and comfortable rooms themed to eras of Route 66 with vintage décor, furniture, and memorabilia.

Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven

After a day behind the wheel, stopping at all of the Mother Road’s iconic roadside attractions, museums, restaurants, and more, a good shower and a comfy bed is always a welcome sight. Take that and add modern amenities, vintage charm, and a touch of Elvis, and you have the Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven motel in Springfield, Missouri. Book a stay in the iconic Elvis Suite for a unique night!

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1 Review of Route 66 Mural Park in Joplin, Missouri

  1. Not so much a mural park as there is only really one mural, but it’s a cool mural in Joplin! The 3-D car gives it a fun touch and makes for an excellent background for photos!

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