Missouri Museums, History Museums, Geology Museums, Museum Vacation, Places to Stay Near Missouri Museums, Steelville
Missouri Museums, History Museums, Geology Museums, Museum Vacation, Places to Stay Near Missouri Museums, Steelville
Missouri Museums, History Museums, Geology Museums, Museum Vacation, Places to Stay Near Missouri Museums, Steelville
There are a wide variety of museums in and around Steelville. Explore the history of local counties and the area lead mining culture, view U.S. Army artifacts, antiques and much more. Web links are provided below if available.
Guests are encouraged to contact museums for operating hours prior to visiting.
St. Joe State Park Lead Mining Museum
2800 Pimville Road
Park Hills, Missouri 63601
(573) 431-1069
The historic mill buildings still remain and have been designated as the Missouri Mines State Historic Site. In the park, visitors will find a mining museum full of geological specimens and antique mining and milling equipment.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 44 miles
St. Joe State Park Lead Mining Museum Website
Crawford County Historical Museum
308 North Smith Street
Cuba, Missouri 65453
(573) 885-6009
The museum boasts a civil war room, a one room school house and many more 1800s displays. Also available are the Crawford County tax records from 1857 to today providing genealogists a super research tool.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 25 miles
Crawford County Historical Museum Website
John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex
495 South Dakota Avenue
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri 65473
(573) 596-0780 or (573) 596-0240
Located at Fort Leonard Wood Army Base are 4 amazing museums (detailed below), each displaying a wealth of U.S. Army history. All musuems are open to the public and the artifacts housed there are considered to belong to the people of the United States. Admission is free. Museums operate from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday excepting federal holidays and days of inclement weather.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 75 miles
John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex Website
Dent County Museum
400 North Pershing Avenue
Salem, Missouri 65560
(573) 729-5048
Built in the late 1800s, this museum boasts original pine woodwork and is furnished with period furniture and accessories in 13 rooms on 3 floors. There are also some original outbuildings with antique equipment. Donations are accepted.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 48 miles
Dent County Museum Website
Fort Leonard Wood Museum features a collection of World War II barracks and history about General Leonard Wood. Website

U.S. Army Chemical Corps Museum contains many documents and hundreds of photographs. This museum holds more than 6,000 artifacts from World War II to today. Website
Maramec Spring Park Museums
St. James, Missouri 65559
(573) 265-3527
(573) 265-7124
Vistors can enjoy 2 museums in one stop at Maramec Spring Park. Admission to the museums is free. A nominal entry fee into the park may apply. The Maramec Museum features cultural and natural history exhibits and a 500 gallon aquarium at it's entrance. Natural habitat wildlife displays and a video of the spring's cave are included. The history of the Massey Iron Works is demonstrated with working models and displays. The Massey Iron Works was the first successful iron works west of the Mississippi River and operated here from 1826 to 1876. The Agriculture Museum holds an impressive collection of farm equipment dating back as far as the early 1800s. The James Foundation, manager of Maramec Spring Park, offers tours of the Meramec River Rearing Facility and spring, as well as naturalist-led programs.
Distance from Cabins & Campground- 28 miles
Maramec Spring Park Museums Website
Orval Reeves Gallery
606 N. Cedar Street
Rolla, Missouri 65401
(573) 364-7446
Fine art crafted in the Ozarks.
Distance from Cabins & Campground- 46 miles
Orval Reeves Gallery Website
Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
111 Fairgrounds Road
Rolla, Missouri 65401
(573) 368-2100
This museum has geology artifacts and then some! We can think of no entity better postioned to be the expert than the Division of Geology and Land Survey. Missouri's past geologists and their tools from more than 150 years ago are featured. On display are fossils, rocks, minerals, maps and tusks. Edward L. Clark was Missouri's geologist from 1944 to 1955.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 46 miles
Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology Website
Iron County Historical Museum
630 Highway 21
Arcadia, Missouri 63650
(573) 546-3513
Featuring a large collection of artifacts, remnants of the Battle of Pilot Knob, photographs and more. Take a virtual tour of the Iron County Historical Musuem by clicking here. Tours are available.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 51 miles
Iron County Historical Museum Website
Ozark Heritage Museum
702 South Main Street
Salem, Missouri 65560
(573) 729-5707
Features the area historical antiques collection of Ken Feibelman. Open daily. Free admission.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 48 miles
Phelps County Courthouse Museum
John A. Dillon Log Home
302 Third Street
Rolla, Missouri 65401
(573) 346-5977
This museum is an 1800s log cabin containing artifacts from the Civil War and founding pioneers. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the 1990s. Guided tours are free.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 46 miles
Mineral Museum at UMR
125 McNutt Hall
University of Missouri Campus
Rolla, Missouri 65401
(573) 341-4616
Features a nice collection of minerals and items from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 46 miles
Experimental Mine
Bridge School Road
Rolla, Missouri 65401
(573) 341-4111
This limestone mine holds exhibits of antique mining equipment and was founded in 1921. Daily tours are available.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 48 miles
Stonehenge at University of Missouri
U.S. Highway 63 & St. Patrick's Lane
Rolla, Missouri 65401
(573) 341-4111
The Stonehenge project was completed in 1984 and incorporates many of the features of the original. It also includes two capabilities that the original did not. Visitors will see sunrises and sunsets during summer, winter solstice and spring and fall equinox. In addition to its astronomy features, it serves as a monument to man's achievements through its blending of cultural and scientific influences. In 1984 the Missouri University of Science and Technology received an Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award for its Stonehenge model.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 46 miles
Stonehenge at University of Missouri Website
U.S. Army Engineer Museum includes a special weapons room, land mine warfare gallery, tactical bridging gallery, restored World War II temporary mobilization buildings, a topographic engineering gallery, the Regimental Gift Store and more. Website

U.S. Army Military Police Museum preserves and displays material history of the army police from 1775 to present. Website
Missouri Museums, History Museums, Geology Museums, Museum Vacation, Places to Stay Near Missouri Museums, Steelville
Missouri Museums, History Museums, Geology Museums, Museum Vacation, Places to Stay Near Missouri Museums, Steelville
Missouri Museums, History Museums, Geology Museums, Museum Vacation, Places to Stay Near Missouri Museums, Steelville
Missouri Museums, History Museums, Geology Museums, Museum Vacation, Places to Stay Near Missouri Museums, Steelville
Missouri Museums, History Museums, Geology Museums, Museum Vacation, Places to Stay Near Missouri Museums, Steelville
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Vacuum Museum
#3 Industrial Drive
St. James, MO 65559
1-866-444-9004
That's right, a vacuum museum! The museum holds over 500 vacuums from the curator's personal collection. The collection includes antique vacuums dating back to 1910 and they are from all over the world. Some were owned by well-known known celebrities or made famous in television shows or movies. You just got to see it! The museum is also a factory outlet and includes a small gift shop.
Distance from Cabins & Campground- 40 miles
Vaccum Museum Website
Missouri Museums, History Museums, Geology Museums, Museum Vacation, Places to Stay Near Missouri Museums, Steelville
Missouri Museums, History Museums, Geology Museums, Museum Vacation, Places to Stay Near Missouri Museums, Steelville
Missouri Museums, History Museums, Geology Museums, Museum Vacation, Places to Stay Near Missouri Museums, Steelville
Iron County Courthouse
Phelps County Museum
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City Museum
Hoppe Spring Park
Church and Spring Streets
Steelville, Missouri 65565
The City Museum is located in Hoppe Spring Park. This 6 room museum takes you back in time with old fashioned memorabilia. The museum features an antique kitchen, child’s room, organ, spinning wheel, farm equipment, side saddle, quilts, period costumes, dishes and much more. Open 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Admission is free. Donations are accepted.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 17 miles
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