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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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The 2018 Honda Pilot: Classy from Front to Back

As one of the very best three-row crossover SUVs on the market today, the 2018 Honda Pilot doesn’t disappoint. Available in two-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), the new Pilot is designed to attract attention while also providing plenty of space for the entire family—and all the cargo that comes with them.

Roomy, kid-friendly, and loaded with technology, is it any wonder why the Pilot is so well-reviewed? Come grab the 2018 Pilot at our Joplin Honda dealership, and you’ll be ready for a new adventure every single day.

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Top Safety Pick

The 2018 Pilot offers…

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What Did Honda Unveil at the 2018 NAIAS Auto Show?

The 2018 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) may be over, but its impact on the industry continues. Besides its reputation for exhibiting the most brilliant automotive creations in the world, January's event raised $5.1 million dollars for southeastern Michigan children's charities. (Fun fact: The NAIAS Charity Preview event is reputed to be the largest single-night fundraiser in the world.)

The 2018 NAIAS was certainly an event to remember—especially for Honda fans. Here’s a recap of all that Honda showed off the Detroit Auto Show this year.

 
Photo: world.honda.com

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The 2018 Honda Ridgeline: Earning a Reputation for Greatness

Honda has a reputation for innovation, and the 2018 Ridgeline is a perfect example of how they've earned that status as one of the world’s freshest automakers. The new Ridgeline is Honda's take on what a midsize pickup should be: hardworking yet comfortable, versatile, and innovative. This 2018 truck carries over the same award-winning demeanor as its 2017 predecessor—which was a 2017 North American Truck of the Year Award winner, mind you—and critics can’t get enough of it.

 
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The New 2018 Accord Leads Honda to 7 KBB Best Car Awards

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is the source for so much info in the automotive world. Lenders use them, car dealers like us at Roper Honda respect them, and consumers know they can trust KBB for valuable information when researching new cars to buy. Perhaps one of the most valuable resources that Kelley Blue Book offers is their annual "Best Buy Awards" list, which narrows down the best of the best (obviously), alleviating customers’ car-shopping stresses from the equation.


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5 Family-Friendly Holiday Events in the Joplin, MO Area

Joplin could pass for Santa's North Pole home during the Holiday season. With tons of lights, parades, and festivities of all sorts, the entire area is sure to put even the grouchiest Grinch into the Christmas spirit. Check out these fantastic local holiday events for 2017, and your family is sure to have a blast!

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Precious Moments Chapel 2017 Lighting Ceremony (Nov. 24, 6 PM)

A short 25-minute drive from Joplin will take you to Carthage, Missouri, home of The Precious Moments Chapel, often referred to as "America's Sistine Chapel." 

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2017 Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4: A Side-By-Side Comparison

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Crossover SUVs have become the most popular and competitive vehicles in the automotive industry. They’ve gained their dominant position in the market because of their utility, efficiency, and safety ratings, making them exquisite family-centric vehicles. Let’s a closer look at what separates the two top contenders in the class: the 2017 CR-V and rival Toyota RAV4. Which is the best SUV for your money? Which is the safest? Which will have you yearning to take that next road trip?  

Honda’s State-of-the-Art Design vs Toyota’s Refresh  

The 2017 Honda CR-V was completely redesigned from the ground up…

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2017’s Best Fall Events near Joplin, MO

You might think that all the fun has been squeezed out of Joplin now that summer is ending. But the fall season is one of the best times of the year in the Ozarks area! With tons of outdoor events, activities, festivals, and shows to entertain the masses, you’re certain to find something to do before winter strikes in 2017. So, don’t let your fall simmer when you can get to a full boil! Check out these fantastic autumn events near Joplin and Carthage, MO.

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51st Annual Maple Leaf Festival

Location: Various Places in…

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