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Big Brutus

6 Miles West of K7 & K102 Jct. & 1/4 Mile South, West Mineral, KS 66782
+1 620-827-6177
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We back tracked from Joplin to see this marvel! We weren't disappointed. It was a long way out of... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Lyall H
via mobile
Nice Day for a Motorcyle Ride

Big Brutus is a must see this is an electric shovel, 2nd largest of its type. Nice little museum in... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Gerald C
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Nowata, Oklahoma
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  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“coal mining” (5 reviews)
“big machine” (2 reviews)
“small museum” (4 reviews)
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6 Miles West of K7 & K102 Jct. & 1/4 Mile South, West Mineral, KS 66782
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+1 620-827-6177
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"coal mining"
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"small museum"
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"ladies working"
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"walk up"
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"local history"
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"road trip"
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"day trip"
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"million pounds"
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"one scoop"
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"shovel"
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"boom"
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"machinery"
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"insurance"
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"equipment"
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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

Thank Lyall H
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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

Thank Gerald C
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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

Thank Jan C
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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

Thank mosaiclover
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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

Thank Haba1ba
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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

Thank beagleshnout
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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

Thank Meri F
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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

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

After hearing my husband and children talk about their visit a few years ago, when he suggested we detour on our way home I was game! Brutus is a giant from another time! The bucket on him alone will hold 90 cubic yards, which is...More

Thank Debra D
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I had not seen big Brutus since I was 15. I was so happy to see that it was still there. It is really something to share with your children and grandchildren. The magnitude of what Big Brutus did cannot really be described adequately even...More

Thank clarson2016
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