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Joplin Museum Complex, Joplin
(3.9/5 based on 40 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

Admission:

$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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  • This museum show quite a bit about Joplin Mining history of lead and zinc ores. Also some info on the early settles and families 
  • 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 nu...  more »
  • 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)! 
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  • Great stop, beautiful rock and mineral collection.
  • 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.
  • 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.