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Joplin Museum Complex

4th & Schifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801
+1 417-623-1180
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Interesting stuff but poorly funded facility

There are plenty of interesting things from Joplin's colorful past b it reminds you of a flea... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Danny T
Very Disappointed

Doesn't live up to the hype in local brochure. Terrible museum effort for a city this size with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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A collection of five museums including one on history, science, cookies, dolls and sports.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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4th & Schifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801
+1 417-623-1180
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Skip_N_Bud
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
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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 learn about the local mining history. There...More

1  Thank GibsonMe
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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.

1  Thank husker7733
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This museum show quite a bit about Joplin Mining history of lead and zinc ores. Also some info on the early settles and families

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 numerous large chucks of raw ore broken open to show...More

3  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 4 October 2016

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)!

1  Thank JoAnn M
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2 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.