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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.