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Joplin Museum Complex

4th & Schifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801
+1 417-623-1180
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Good museum on local mining history

Nice displays of the local mining (lead and zinc) with many rock samples. Some machinery inside... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
Greg B
Joplin, Missouri
Better than I remember

Visited when I was a teenager. They have renovated since I was young. Wish I could have spent... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
Katie W
via mobile
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A collection of five museums including one on history, science, cookies, dolls and sports.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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4th & Schifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801
+1 417-623-1180
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Reviewed 11 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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

I have visited this museum multiple times since I was a child. I enjoy the rocks and minerals and the local history that is displayed. It is small, but it's a great place to visit to escape the heat of summer or the freezing winter.

1  Thank Lori W
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Diverse assortment of museums. Cookie cutter museum is the only one like it I've seen. Some good description of Joplin's history that helped understand a city we were just driving thru. Worth a quick stop,

2  Thank CaFrancophile
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Is a good little museum of Joplin facts, nice circus miniatures. Once or twice a year they have a train exibit too, check the website for dates & times.

2  Thank didi56570412
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Unfriendly staff, small conglomeration of museums. The circus display is quite good. It does have the world's smallest cookie cutter musem.

Thank Brooklyn H
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1 February 2016|
Response from Jean P | Reviewed this property |
Per their website, the cost is $2.00 per person or $5.00 for a family.