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“Wonderful morning with the kids!”

Mulberry Phosphate Museum
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Mulberry
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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138 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Wonderful morning with the kids!”
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Family and I took a week in Lakeland at Geoholiday Imperial Lakes timeshare, got blistered at the beach so we spent a morning at the Mulberry Phosphate Museum. a quaint stop, not loads of excitement UNTIL, the kids found the first sharks tooth in the phosphate mine tailings in front of the museum, then Katie-bar-the-door!! The displays inside were nice, Ms South spent plenty of time teaching us the prehistory of Florida and its effects on Polk County. Displays were instructive and interesting to a 10 and 15 yr old. The Mulberry History Room was neat, showed a window into a world-no-more. Well worth a morning digging into local science when youre tired of the MouseHouse or beach.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Harrington, Maine
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“SMALL TOWN TRIBUTE TO AN INDUSTRY”
Reviewed 13 May 2012

Museum has several good fossil exhibits of items taken from the Phosphate Mining industry and some dredge buckets. Exhibits are housed in several railroad freight cars near the City Hall. The tour is free and is well done.

Visited August 2011
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Fort Green, Florida
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“nice little museum”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Very nice place to visit. Have taken my grandchildren on several occasions. They really enjoy checking out the caboose and searching for fossils in the rock pile. And of course they enjoy getting a souvenir or two.

Visited November 2011
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Oil City, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great fun”
Reviewed 13 March 2012

We stop at this place every trip to Florida. It's fairly close to my parents place in Lakeland. The museum is nice and has a suprisingly nice collection of bones, teeth and fossils. The realy high point for us is looking for shark teeth. Once you find one, you know what to look for and will find them easily. Dig small holes, large ones, just rake your fingers through the stones and you'll find the same shark teeth that the gift shops sell for a couple bucks a piece. Lots of fun.

Visited March 2012
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Mulberry, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“wowwie!”
Reviewed 3 February 2012

Lots of fun and very educational. Learned lots of things about the mining that I had no idea about. Visit it.

Visited March 2011
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