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Missouri Mines State Historic Site

4000 Hwy 32, Park Hills, MO 63601
+1 573-431-6226
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Off the beaten path kind of place with amazing history!

At first glance, this site doesn't look like much, except a ton of large, dilapidated buildings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
485maryjanef
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Jackson, Missouri
Small but awesome!

We visited this museum and historic site on what turned out to be a very cold and blustery day but... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Kanda F
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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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.
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4000 Hwy 32, Park Hills, MO 63601
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+1 573-431-6226
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"rocks"
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"knowledge"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first glance, this site doesn't look like much, except a ton of large, dilapidated buildings, but these buildings tell a story. The story they tell is one about the largest lead mining district in the world and how it operated during its peak. Take...More

Thank 485maryjanef
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We visited this museum and historic site on what turned out to be a very cold and blustery day but we did not let that discourage us. Our docent, Art, was truly an expert in the field as mining and geology were parts of his...More

1  Thank Kanda F
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

My grandfathers mined here, my uncles too. The giant structure has a deserted look standing all alone. In the fall the metal pantina paints a lovely photo for photography. I was fortunate to be the niece of several state park troopers and was able to...More

Thank Shanna M
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Missouri Mines State historic Site is one of those hidden surprises of Missouri. Driving along, you would not think it was much as it just looks like a group of old, rusted buildings left over from the local mining industry of the area. However,...More

1  Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 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
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Sasha R
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Response from Jocelyn O | Reviewed this property |
MUSEUM FEES: Fees include tax. Qualified tax-exempt organizations MUST provide a copy of a tax exempt certificate at the time of payment. Adults (18 and older): $4 Youth (Ages 6-17): $3 Child (Ages 0-5): Free* Group... More
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