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Joplin Museum Complex, Joplin

Categories: Science Museums, History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
The Joplin Museum Complex houses the following museums:

Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum

Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum

Joplin sports Hall of Fame

Empire District Electric Company Museum

National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum

Merle Evans Circus Tent #27


$2.00 per person*

$5.00 for a groups of three or more*

*FREE on Tuesdays

Activities available for children from kindergarten to adults
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  • 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)! 
  • 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...  read more »
  • 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. 
  • Nice little museum that the whole family enjoyed. The curators were very helpful with their vast knowledge of the various things on display throughout the museum.
  • Great stop, beautiful rock and mineral collection.
  • An informative museum on geology and Joplin. Our tour guide was one of the 3 cats who live there. She greeted us at the door and showed us all the best galena specimens, old mining equipment, and the cookie cutter collection.
  • Tiny little place that doesn't change much.
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