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Joplin Museum Complex

4th & Schifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801
+1 417-623-1180
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The only museum for Joplin but could be so much more

Being a history buff with experience in museums all over the US I was disappointed with this one... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gordon K
Excellent Museum

Lots of different things packed into a small building! A room size model of mineral processing with... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Sharon F
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A collection of five museums including one on history, science, cookies, dolls and sports.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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4th & Schifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801
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+1 417-623-1180
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"local history"
in 7 reviews
"soda fountain"
in 2 reviews
"miniature circus"
in 2 reviews
"mineral display"
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"doctor's office"
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"interesting things"
in 2 reviews
"mining"
in 13 reviews
"minerals"
in 15 reviews
"cats"
in 5 reviews
"model"
in 4 reviews
"exhibits"
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"admission"
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"equipment"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Being a history buff with experience in museums all over the US I was disappointed with this one. What they have on display is interesting but they do not have the room they need. I was hoping they would move to the former library downtown...More

Thank Gordon K
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Lots of different things packed into a small building! A room size model of mineral processing with old equipment examples did not disappoint. I was also impressed by the mineral part of the display with all the beautiful LARGE specimens of minerals and the information...More

Thank Sharon F
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Attended the Train Show held at the museum. I am a history buff as well so it was nice to be able to look around. Enjoyed the circus display!

Thank Chad J
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We have lived in the area for many years and had never been here. Wow were we impressed. So many interesting things to look at. We especially enjoyed the miniature circus and the re-creation of Victorian rooms especially the dining room. My husband said the...More

1  Thank NewGrandma01
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very small museum but had many interesting displays. We didn't have much time but the admission was only $2 so stopped anyway. The circus display was very interesting. We were not that interested in the mineral side but found interesting information there...More

Thank leapat
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

There are plenty of interesting things from Joplin's colorful past b it reminds you of a flea market once inside. Lot's of old stuff displayed everywhere n an old building feeling facility.

Thank Danny T
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Doesn't live up to the hype in local brochure. Terrible museum effort for a city this size with such a rich history. Woman at the front desk is more worried about her cats escaping through the front door than customer service.

1  Thank Skip_N_Bud
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Joplin Museum Complex is a museum not only about Joplin but about mining and mining in the area and the impact that mining had on the city and how the city responded to the mining. Tools, machines and processes that were developed and used...More

Thank Lawrence M
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of mining history. Lots of local history too. Was worth the $2. Dropped my trailer at the truck stop first.

1  Thank Karl R
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

We enjoyed wandering through this museum. The arrangement of the large mineral samples in a cave-like setting was delightful. I had to hold my hands to keep from touching them (there are signs all over: 'do not touch'). On the second floor was a large...More

1  Thank Jean_on_a_beach
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Sherie1207
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Per their website, the cost is $2.00 per person or $5.00 for a family.
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