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Joplin Museum Complex

4th & Schifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801
+1 417-623-1180
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So this is mining

Great introduction to the mining history of Joplin. Some interesting equipment to see. The attached... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
husker7733
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Joplin, Missouri
Joplin's Mining history

This museum show quite a bit about Joplin Mining history of lead and zinc ores. Also some info on... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Dan L
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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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A collection of five museums including one on history, science, cookies, dolls and sports.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cookie cutter” (10 reviews)
“local history” (7 reviews)
“bonnie clyde” (2 reviews)
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4th & Schifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801
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+1 417-623-1180
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"cookie cutter"
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"local history"
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"bonnie clyde"
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"soda fountain"
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"mining section"
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"mineral display"
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"doctor's office"
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"interesting displays"
in 2 reviews
"minerals"
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"circus"
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"cats"
in 5 reviews
"zinc"
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"collection"
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"admission"
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great introduction to the mining history of Joplin. Some interesting equipment to see. The attached Museum is very good too. I think what is on exhibit changes.

1  Thank husker7733
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This museum show quite a bit about Joplin Mining history of lead and zinc ores. Also some info on the early settles and families

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are in the Joplin area you MUST plan on stopping at the Joplin Museum Complex. The large collection of mining equipment arranged outside the museum is only the beginning. Inside you will see numerous large chucks of raw ore broken open to show...More

3  Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Small Museum but loaded with facts about the area and early mining days...impressive displays of large mineral crystals...huge collection of cookie cutters (never saw something like that before)!

1  Thank JoAnn M
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

there is a great mineral museum in the park that shows off many of the minerals collected during the early 1900`s from many mines in the Tri State area, great displays of minerals and history both, it even looks like a mine as you enter...More

1  Thank jwjphoto
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

our museum is based on towns' history of mining various ore. A few areas of museum shows life in home and attractions in late 1800's and early 1900's. Interesting? - depends on your taste.

Thank adaluisa
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

I am glad that we took the time to go to this small museum. I'm also glad that I knew about the cats ahead of time so I could take an allergy pill ahead of time! The museums are really divided up in to two...More

2  Thank gabi_kansas
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

Nice displays of the local mining (lead and zinc) with many rock samples. Some machinery inside and on display outside.

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Visited when I was a teenager. They have renovated since I was young. Wish I could have spent longer.

Thank Katie W
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

We stopped here because I wanted to see the door shot up when Bonnie and Clyde were stopped, but there was so much more to the museum than that. (Some exhibits we didn't understand - cookie cutter area? or the circus room?) For $5, we...More

Thank pitterpat000
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Per their website, the cost is $2.00 per person or $5.00 for a family.
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