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The Best 2019 St. Patrick's Day Events Near Joplin, MO

With St. Patrick's Day 2019 on the horizon, we've put together a list of 6 sensational holiday events to enjoy in and around Joplin, Missouri. Here are our favorite ways to become Irish (if only for a weekend) and celebrate the popular holiday when everything is green.

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1. Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Though the street festivities in Joplin came to an end a few years back, the nearby 39th annual Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade, held in the historic downtown Springfield district, is still going strong. Beginning at noon on Saturday, March 16th, 

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2019 Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla Comparison

In the new Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, we have two cars that consumers are frequently conflicted over. Not only do the two cars fit into the same category, but they also share many of the same features and handle similarly. The fact is, both sedans are extremely nice vehicles, which makes choosing one over the other quite difficult. The good news is that there are some differences between the Civic and Corolla that may sway you to become a Honda fanatic.


Civic vs. Corolla: Power

You don't want to ever find yourself in a position where your vehicle…

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Where To See Christmas Lights Near Joplin, MO

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Holidays are fast approaching, which means one thing: Christmas lights displays! While some people crave bow-adorned gifts under a tree, we can’t get enough of the local holiday decorations. Here are a few of the best Christmas lights to see around Joplin and Carthage in 2018.  
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How We’d Spend $1 Million Lottery Winnings on a Honda


We’ll get to how we’d spend our winnings on a new Honda in a second, but first, there’s important business to attend to. If you’re one of the two lottery winners in Joplin or Oronogo who hasn’t claimed their $1 million prize, head to to become Missouri’s newest millionaire. Now, onto your regularly scheduled programming.


If you haven’t heard, Jasper County made headlines recently after two locals each won $1 million playing the Missouri Lottery. First, a mysterious player at Joplin’s Snak-Atak won the Powerball drawing on October 10…

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Is Honda’s Smart Intersection Technology the Wave of the Future?

Recently, at a busy four-way intersection in Marysville, Ohio, a special Honda Pilot (and its lucky driver) tested out Honda’s newest safety initiative: the aptly named “Smart Intersection” technology. The tech passed with flying colors—that is, flashing reds and whites from the Marysville ambulance barreling down Main Street.

But what exactly is Honda Smart Intersection, you ask? (And why should you care?)

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Smart Intersection Explained…

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The 7 Best Family-Friendly Fall Events Near Joplin (2018)

Fall is nearly here! It's time to say goodbye to the Four State Area’s sticky summer and hello to the crisp breezes of autumn. Fall is also a wonderful time to enjoy fun activities with the whole family, of course! If you need something to do near Joplin this season, we’ve got you covered. Here are 7 of the top fall events for families in Joplin.

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Pathways Corn Maze (Oronogo, MO)

This 19-acre, musical-themed corn maze is a great family destination for the fall. Kids’ faces are sure to light up as they make their way through…

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It’s Here! The All-New 2019 Honda Insight Is Available Today

Ready or not, here comes the 2019 Honda Insight. The third generation model is stylish, efficient, and fashionably hybrid. Yep, it’s the best Insight in years.


The Honda Insight made its grand entrance at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) in March 2018, boasting a feisty front fascia, sleek lines, innovative powertrain tech, and formidable safety features. Now, with the Insight landing at our Joplin Honda dealership, all that prestige can be yours.

Engines, Batteries, & Motors: Honda's Hybrid Power Team

Conventional wisdom seems to think that hybrid = sub-par powertrain performance.

But this isn’t 2001—it’s…

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10 Unique Ways to Customize Your Honda

You just bought a new Honda and you want to style it to match your personality. Or perhaps you have an old, reliable Honda—in our experience, they last nearly foreverin need of a facelift. Either way, these Honda accessories and car-customizing ideas will really make your vehicle stand out in a crowd.

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Honda Ridgeline with accessory In-Bed Cargo Net.

1. Customize your steering wheel logo.

Bedazzle or add color to the Honda "H" on your steering wheel. Whether you add rhinestones, color vinyl stickers, or replace the standard logo with a new one, it's sure to make…

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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks Near Joplin, MO (Updated for 2018)

The great American tradition of commemorating Independence Day with fireworks goes back centuries, and that which was born in 1776 is still going strong in 2018! As you make plans for your Fourth of July celebrations, here are a few events and fireworks displays near Joplin that will delight the eyes of young and old alike.

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Joplin, MO

Joplin's 4th of July celebration will return to Missouri Southern State University in 2018, its home for over two decades. According to Jared Bruggeman, director of athletics at Missouri Southern, the site is ideal for community events...

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The Best New & Upcoming Honda Green Vehicles

Ready for the eco-friendliest cars of your lifetime? If you're a fan of eco-friendly rides, Honda's accomplishments are guaranteed to impress. Honda is leading the charge into the future with its exceptional collection of new hybrids, EVs, and plug-in models. Here are the top “green” Honda vehicles that are available for sale and lease today or within the next year.

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Three Amazing Honda Clarity Models

The Honda Clarity lineup includes the Plug-in Hybrid, Electric, and Fuel Cell. These powerful machines are aimed at reducing our carbon footprint—as well as the money you shell out...

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