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Big Brutus, West Mineral

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#29 of 62 in Museums in Kansas
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  • After hearing my husband and children talk about their visit a few years ago, when he suggested we detour on our way home I was game! Brutus is a giant from another time! The bucket on him alone will ...  more »
  • I had not seen big Brutus since I was 15. I was so happy to see that it was still there. It is really something to share with your children and grandchildren. The magnitude of what Big Brutus did cann...  more »
  • If you are interested in out of the ordinary, this is your place. Very cool to look at a bit of history. Walking around on it is amazing to imagine only 4 or 5 guys ran this entire machine. Nice groun...  more »
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  • This place was great for those that love machines and/or history. The size of Big Brutus can not be appreciated until you experience it first hand. If you go, I suggest you plan to have plenty of time for checking everything out, and reading all the signs. There is a documentary movie you can watch also. I'm very glad we went there as a family. My son was 14 at the time.
  • Absolutely loved it. Brought me back to when I was a child and visited here. The lady was great and wonderful and help. Was great in helping me pick out gifts for my friends and her children. Was a little disappointed that you can no longer go up into the boom. I was really looking forward to the view.
  • Staff is friendly and has a great sense of humor. I enjoyed my visit. A very nice place to visit. Awe inspiring what we can do when we put our minds to a task.
  • This was a great day trip. $8/adult to get into the museum and you actually get to tour Brutus. It is a awesome piece of equipment.
  • Driving through Kansas (Missouri to Colorado) with 3 kids under 8 years old. Despite all the 2-lane and back roads to get here, this only added about a half hour of actual drive time to our trip. We packed our own picnic and the kids had fun exploring this cavernous old shovel. It's hard to overstate the size of this thing; it really is enormous. One of the things that's easy to miss is all of the long, skinny "lakes" surrounding this thing. It's a bit of an "aha" moment when you realize that these gigantic trenches were dug by the mining industry (very likely by Brutus himself). They stretch over miles and miles across the Kansas landscape and are stocked with fish for recreation now. If you're a technology, construction, history, or mining nerd...this is worth your time. A Rust Belt relic from a different era. Very cool.

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