Joplin’s # 1 Tanning Salon

Tropical Tan is locally owned & has been proudly serving the 4-State area for over 39 years. Our Vision is to provide Joplin & the 4-State area a high class tanning salon with the most innovative equipment, friendly Smart Tan Certified staff & a clean, cool, comfortable atmosphere.

Our mission is to properly educate the public on smart tanning, the positive effects of the sun & vitamin D, while teaching sun burn prevention & providing the highest industry standards.

We offer 9 levels of tanning, Versa Spa Pro & Mystic HD UV Free Spray-on-tanning, Radiance Red-Light therapy, Aqua Massage therapy & the Formostar Infrared Body Wrap System. We offer the largest selection of tanning lotions in the 4-State area. Our staff is Smart Tan Certified to ensure the highest standards.

Come in today & see why we have been voted Favorite of the 4-States & accredited an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau! Appointments are accepted and walk-ins are always welcome!

417.782.3900 | 705 Illinois Ave Joplin MO 64801


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“I decided to give Tropical Tan a try after my current salon changed ownership and I lost my tanning package. I was shocked that I was considered a new member even though I had been there once before. The girls gave me a tour (The salon is much larger than I remember). I was told that I got $100 in free services too! I tried the sunsport… I am hooked. They also gave me 50% off my tanning package because I was “new”. Super impressed with the levels of tanning they offer and how clean everything was. I’m never going anywhere else!”


“I went tanning for the very first time here. I had always avoided it thinking I would be judged somehow or just seem silly for not knowing anything about it. The girl working the day I went was very nice and answered every question I had. I felt extremely comfortable and I must add the rooms and beds were extremely clean!”