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It's awsome! The size of it is fantastic, it's just a cool thing to see.

If you're traveling down hwy 400 in eastern Kansas it's a must see. It's something that you may... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Tammy B
Like Being on the Titanic, on Dry Land

This was our second visit to Big Brutus -- truly marvelous! With all the resources and work that... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

If you're traveling down hwy 400 in eastern Kansas it's a must see. It's something that you may never see again.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to Big Brutus -- truly marvelous! With all the resources and work that went into building such a huge piece of equipment, and getting it to Kansas, it's amazing to think that it still paid for itself (and more!) by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Roaring_Violin
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We back tracked from Joplin to see this marvel! We weren't disappointed. It was a long way out of our way but worth it. The lady on the front end in the museum is friendly and ready to answer any questions you may have. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lyall H
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Big Brutus is a must see this is an electric shovel, 2nd largest of its type. Nice little museum in West Mineral Ks. Mfg. Bucyrus-Erie 1 unit made 1962-1963 cost 6.5 million dollars. this thing could dig 90 cubic yards or a 150 short tons...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gerald C
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Recently planned a road trip and found Big Brutus as an attraction in SE Kansas which I thought would interest hubby. I wasn't wrong, it's something the vast majority of adult men and small boys would die to see. Photos just don't do the sheer...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jan C
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I visited as we really enjoy big machinery. Big Brutus did not disappoint. Kind of a ways out of town but a nice drive. There is a small visitor center with many, many pictures and facts and a film to view. Walk outside...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mosaiclover
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Man, they weren't kidding when they named it BIG Brutus. I was thinking, it's going to be at least as big as a house. NOPE think a whole dang building. Unfortunately they were closed when we got there. Even from the road it was a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Haba1ba
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is in the middle of nowhere but is a massive coal shovel! I first visited when I was in college back in the 1980’s when it was abandonded and covered in pidgeon droppings. Now it is restored to tis former glory and the tour...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank beagleshnout
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We went to see Big Brutus today and it was....wow! Nice lil gift shop/museum, then outside to take in that humongous machine. I only wish we could of seen it in action. If you have kids that like machinery, this is a must. Im sure...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Meri F
Reviewed 27 February 2018

It's a fairly interesting stop. Shows a big portion of the history of the area and its ties to coal. It would be nicer if it were to show how the area is now moving strongly towards clean energy and away from dirty coal. The...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mary B
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