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Joplin Museum Complex

4th & Schifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801
+1 417-623-1180
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Small town museum

Lots of mining history. Lots of local history too. Was worth the $2. Dropped my trailer at the... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Karl R
Winnipeg, Canada
via mobile
Beautiful Mineral display that begs to be touched

We enjoyed wandering through this museum. The arrangement of the large mineral samples in a... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
CA and DE
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A collection of five museums including one on history, science, cookies, dolls and sports.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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4th & Schifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801
+1 417-623-1180
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of mining history. Lots of local history too. Was worth the $2. Dropped my trailer at the truck stop first.

1  Thank Karl R
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We enjoyed wandering through this museum. The arrangement of the large mineral samples in a cave-like setting was delightful. I had to hold my hands to keep from touching them (there are signs all over: 'do not touch'). On the second floor was a large...More

1  Thank Jean_on_a_beach
Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you are looking for a slice of local history this is a wonderful experience. If you are looking for a relaxed hands on experience that is kid friendly then keep looking. This is a great way to learn about the local mining history. There...More

1  Thank GibsonMe
Reviewed 21 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
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 18 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

2  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 4 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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2 February 2016|
Response from Jean P | Reviewed this property |
Per their website, the cost is $2.00 per person or $5.00 for a family.