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Joplin, Missouri: 2011 EF-5 Tornado Memorial

Somber memorials in a park remember 158 victims of a monstrous EF-5 tornado that ripped through Joplin neighborhoods on May 22, 2011.

Gabby St Blvd, Joplin, MO
W 26th St. at S Maiden Ln. On a hill near a children's park.
Fountain covered for winter. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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2011 EF-5 Tornado Memorial

Lovely memorials to a devastating event spread through a nice park with walking path. There is a playground and restroom facilities.

[Leia, 10/04/2022]

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2011 Joplin, MO Tornado Memorial

Memorial in honor of the hundreds of Joplin, MO citizens who lost their lives during the May 22, 2011 tornado.

[Maureen, 06/07/2016]

The EF-5 twister devastated the city and killed 158 people, the deadliest US tornado since 1947, causing the most expensive damages ($2.8 billion). The park includes several tornado monuments. An unofficial memorial, a front yard tree stump carved into a winged cross, is nearby on West 24th St.

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