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Joplin Museum Complex

4th & Schifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801
+1 417-623-1180
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Cookie Cutter Collection Fascinating

Small Museum but loaded with facts about the area and early mining days...impressive displays of... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
JoAnn M
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Georgetown, Texas
Great Tri States Mineral Museum for Rockhounds

there is a great mineral museum in the park that shows off many of the minerals collected during... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
jwjphoto
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Sullivan, Missouri
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A collection of five museums including one on history, science, cookies, dolls and sports.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“cookie cutter” (9 reviews)
“local history” (7 reviews)
“bonnie clyde” (2 reviews)
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4th & Schifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801
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"circus"
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"zinc"
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 12 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 11 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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Reviewed 2 January 2016

The museum complex, located in Schifferdecker Park, is a little known resource. The mineral exhibits are wonderful and the history section has a wide variety of artifacts, including cookie cutters.

Thank Jean P
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

great source of info regarding area and history- esp. mining era, desk help was more than receptive- museum has thousands of photos filed and one can access possible family/friends pics by name, adress to look at and keep!

Thank MDH1957
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

I loved visiting here and learning about the old Joplin and the way things use to be. you can see how it was like to live back then, and old restaurant decor. Youi can also see famous athletes and famous criminals that were from joplin...More

Thank Josh F
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Sherie1207
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Response from Jean P | Reviewed this property |
Per their website, the cost is $2.00 per person or $5.00 for a family.
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