Joplin History & Mineral Museum (1930)

From its reputation as a mining community to its encounter with Bonnie and Clyde, Joplin boasts a rich and intriguing past. The Joplin History & Mineral Museum houses two separate museums that exist to preserve that past. Step back in time with the Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum, which recounts the area’s lengthy mining history. Then, explore how Joplin has evolved with the Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum, an eclectic exhibition featuring possessions and experiences of past locals. Drop by and experience this piece of Joplin history today!

Joplin History & Mineral Museum at a glance: Educational Exhibits; History; Memberships; Gift Shop; Receptions; Special Events; Museum Cats.

Photos courtesy Visit Joplin, MO.


504 S Schifferdecker
Ave. Joplin,
MO 64801




Tue | 10am–7pm
Wed–Sat | 10am–5pm