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Joplin Museum Complex, Joplin

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Science Museum
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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TripAdvisor
  • 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 lear...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • This museum show quite a bit about Joplin Mining history of lead and zinc ores. Also some info on the early settles and families  more »
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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.