A large portion of downtown Neosho is listed as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places, including the Second Baptist Church, built in the Victorian Gothic style of 1896. Neosho’s history is well-documented with historical markers, making a local heritage tour a simple matter.
Other historical stops to make include viewing a five-panel mural on the main floor of the Newton County Courthouse. The mural is a chronological history of the county. Many people who see the mural return with children or grandchildren to search for the many animals hidden in the mural. Other interesting and historical murals include the Centennial Mural in the Municipal Auditorium, and the Skaggs Tile Mural on the Mills Park Centre Building in Big Spring Park.