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Missouri Mines State Historic Site

4000 Hwy 32, Park Hills, MO 63601
+1 573-431-6226
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Lead Day

A very knowledgeable tour guide through two museum galleries-- one featuring mining equipment and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sisterrhonda
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Fall Drive

Stopped by here while taking a drive enjoying the foliage. Pleasantly surprised to find this museum... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nick A
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Wood River, Illinois
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The former mining site of the St. Joseph Lead Company has been developed into a museum about Missouri's mining history.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good46%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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4000 Hwy 32, Park Hills, MO 63601
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very knowledgeable tour guide through two museum galleries-- one featuring mining equipment and another featuring an outstanding exhibit of geology and mineral resources. The site also included an interesting video of lead mining in this area.

Thank Sisterrhonda
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped by here while taking a drive enjoying the foliage. Pleasantly surprised to find this museum with its actual mining equipment on display. We enjoyed seeing the tools and reading about how they were used. There is also displays of different minerals that were mined...More

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My husband and I stumbled across this site while biking the wonderful trail around St. Joe State Park. Being new to the area, the history provided by the attendants and exhibits at the museum was fascinating, as were the pictures and equipment on display. We...More

Thank Jocelyn O
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I Took My Grand Children To Their October Event There was Music And Crafts Galore A Wonderful Tour of The Museum And Plenty Of Treats For Everyone It Was Educational And So Much Fun. We Will Be Returning There This Year For Their Fall Rocks...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We bought a Missouri state parks passport book and we made a road trip one day to pick up 5 stamps. I never knew this place existed, but with the info video and helpful staff, the tour was well worth the visit.

Thank Shopteacher12
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Took my grandkids to learn about the mining from our area and wow what an amazing and educational place to visit. Hundreds of samples of rocks, great and informed guide staff and great great value. Don't miss this opportunity!

Thank mhchristensen
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Art was the best guide and made the tour very interesting. We had his undivided attention. He allowed our grandson to get on the heavy machinery and told of how each piece was used back in the day. The film is very interesting which is...More

1  Thank lobo61
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Old Missouri Lead Belt has produced more lead than any lode in the world, starting back in the earliest colonial days. This park and museum is sited in the abandoned St. Joe mine and ore crusher facility which closed in 1972. The underground network...More

1  Thank Original_Shrut
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The gentleman here knows his stuff and he would love to tell you about it. I hope you have time to chat with him. The museum is spacious and easy to navigate. And if you have time you can watch the movie from the 1950's....More

1  Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Lead has been mined in the area since the 1700s. The Missouri Lead Belt was the richest lead-producing area in the world up until all the mines were closed down in the 1970s when the issues surrounding lead poisoning were discovered. This historic site includes...More

1  Thank dorsalmo
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