|Address:||101 SE 1st St, Mulberry, FL 33860, USA|
|Working:||Closed 9AM–5PM 9AM–5PM 9AM–5PM 9AM–5PM 9AM–5PM Closed|
Took 2 of the grandkids last Saturday. Had a wonderful time. They had heard about their great great grandfather Johnny (Jap.) Merritt who operated the Prarie Queen the largest of dragline for its time until they made him retire. He worked for W.R. Grace. I worked for I. M.C. New Wales as a young man. Their grandmother, my wife of 25 years, Annette Lott Merritt worked for Globe Securitys starting at the age of 18, working at United States Steel Ft Meade. Then Agrico South Pierce where she was a Security supervisor. She used to sit for hours on the dikes east of Ft. Meade and watch my grandfather operate the Prarie Queen and can remember days of climbing Sand Mountain in Ft.Meade and the failed Skeleton Motel in Ft Meade. Today we are joining the shark tooth dig.
This place is small but worth a stop if youre in the area. Built out of traincars, there is a section of the museum that tells of the area of the area and the phosphate industry. Inside the gift shop, they have dinosaur fossils and casts including some that Mosaic have found while digging. Outside, you can dig in the dirt pile they have there to find your own fossils including bones and shark teeth. All of this is free too! If you decide to buy something form the gift shop or leave a donation, be aware that they only take cash.
Oddly interesting, if you have time to kill. This was just going to be a stop on part of a bigger day trip I was taking, but hung around a while, its pretty interesting when you start reading about all of it.
This museum is small but very interesting. The history of Mulberry and its resources of phosphate. Their are fossils to see as well as digging for shark teeth. The best part is that it is free.
Great Museum for seeing the history mining of Phosphate. Nice collection of artifacts and fossils. My kids love digging in the fossil pit for shark teeth.
Its small but nice. They now have an old train (engine) from the late 1800s on display outside. They dug this up I think in 2013. Great for kids.
Old Town Kissimmee, Fl.
This is in Mulberry Fl. I never know it. Its interesting about fossles and the history of phosphate minning in Florida.
Amazing I found 2 Snaggle teeth ( shark ) and 2 tiger sharks teeth. Also, a Skate Vertebra!
It was interesting but not great. It was more of a phosphate industry propaganda tool.
i enjoyed this experience it would be a good time for familys with young kids.
It is a cute little place! Learned much about the Mulberry Mining area.
Pretty informative local museum about the local industry.
Knowledgeable staff. Very informative and family friendly
Kids love going they digging for bones and sharks teeth
Very small, but lots of cool fossils.
A Private User
Great fossil collection! What a gem!!
Awesome place for fossil hunters!
Decent little historical sidestop
Loved it going back very soon.
Awesome local and free museum!
I have not been there before
Great window into history