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Address: State Route 78, McConnelsville, OH 43756
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Coal Mining

the big musky is a piece of machinery that was instrumental in the beginning of strip mining. great for kids to walk around get in bucket whole educational.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amy F
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Malta, Ohio
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Malta, Ohio
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

the big musky is a piece of machinery that was instrumental in the beginning of strip mining. great for kids to walk around get in bucket whole educational.

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Thank Amy F
Malta, Ohio
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105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ice little park well maintained pretty flowers rest stop area saw the big Muskie very nice place to visit

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Thank Teri M
Southwest, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We've been there several times over the years. It's a nice visit while riding our motorcycles. Love the history of the bucket

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Thank CraftyBikerChic
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We have passed the sign for this attraction several times driving to see family in Ohio. We finally decided to stop and check it out on our last trip. It is a little off the beaten path to get there but worth it if you have time. I've worked in the mining industry for many years and this the closest... More 

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Thank Willowvacay
Stockport, Ohio
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13 reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is something that every one should visit. It has the Big Muskie Bucket and if you have grandchildren you want to take them. It is worth your time to visit.

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Thank allberry2015
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A great place of history to go with your family and explore the area and take in the sights around you.

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Thank Jennifer B
CA
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135 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

If you want to learn a bit about our "strip mining" era in this part of the country, Miner's Memorial Park is the place to go!

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Thank beckysouix
Vandalia, Ohio
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

It was a long trip off the main road, but we enjoyed the drive. Not being a history buff and having no connection to mining, I still had heard stories about the Big Muskie - the biggest machine to ever move on land. My son enjoyed climbing around the bucket while I read the signs and took in the views.... More 

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Thank suprion
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This was an out-of-the-way, stop. But totally worth it! Beautiful views, and historically educational. Don't miss going to see the Miners' Memorial Park. I just wish that they had a gift shop. 0:-)

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Thank Katie D
Mansfield, Ohio
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

My husband and I found this interesting offering geological, engineering, ecological and area industry history. Our toddler son loved this stop. He didn't want to leave and wanted to run, dance and explore the inside of the "big digger".

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