Site logo

Virtual Tour: Be a Lion Mural

Located in the viaduct under 6th Street and Virginia Avenue, the Downtown Lion Mural was a joint effort between Downtown Joplin Alliance and Missouri Southern State University’s Art Department.

The mural is comprised of four panels featuring three lions and a lantern. While there were many concepts for the piece, the final design was influenced by a 1970s mural located near the Frisco building, which was painted by Southern students.

The vivid, new mural was dedicated on September 19, 2019, during the MSSU-hosted Third Thursday.

Check out our virtual tour, photos and the official listing down below for more information and directions.

Special thanks to Connect 2 Culture for the description information.

Featured Products

The Virtual Tour

Want a Virtual Tour for your business? Contact us HERE to set something up.

Photo Gallery

With this virtual tour, we captured the popular Be a Lion Mural in Joplin, Missouri. You can also find our 360 photos on Google Street View!

More about here

Tag us in your photos

Tag us on social media at @explorejoplin on Facebook and Instagram to get featured in our stories.

About the author


Shop the latest exclusive
merch from Explore Joplin.
Featured place to eat
Featured place to shop
Featured place to play
Featured place to see
Featured service
Featured deals

In the Spotlight

Read more updates, interviews, and more featured in the spotlight
  • No comments yet.
  • Add a comment

    This site uses cookies

    Explore Joplin uses cookies to improve your browsing experience and analyze site traffic. By continuing to use this site, you agree to this cookie usage. You can learn more about cookies and how your data is processed in the Privacy Policy.