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Mulberry Phosphate Museum

101 SE 1st Street, Mulberry, FL
863 425 2823
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Mulberry
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were aware of Mulberry's phosphate mining, so my wife and I made a trip here from the east coast of Florida just to check out this museum and see what we could of phosphate mining. The museum is interesting and well worth the time and trouble to travel here. We also spent some time exploring the dig pit. We... More

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The museum trailers weren't very exciting, but my two 8 year old sons really enjoyed digging for fossils (sharks teeth and bones). It was good entertainment for about an hour and a half and didn't cost us a thing, other than a donation. My sons really enjoyed it, but they are in to archeology and history. Go for the digging,... More

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Dover, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Liked the fossils...but it was not what was expected. There were not a lot of things to keep a short attention span occupied.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a great spot...these volunteers have taken such pride in maintaining the information, dig pit, and fossils/displays in the museum. Many people don't realize this area is the phosphate capital of the country, and it is important to understand how critical phosphate is to our daily life. Please leave a donation...it is important to continue to fund these types... More

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

A small museum with 3 rooms of displays. One room has fossils and a perhistoric animal diorama and a small display case area with souvenirs that may be purchased; a second has information on the history of the area and the history of phosphate mining in Florida; and the third room was about the phosphate industry, one wall in that... More

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Naples, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a great free and education site where you can even dig to find your own fossils! Kids and adults can learn about Phosphate-did you know that Florida produces 75% of the US Phosphate? I think I got this stat right if not I can go back and review this intresting info at the Mulberry Phosphate Musuem!

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Mulberry, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A must-see for anyone interested in the history of Florida ...See old skeletons (fossels) of ancient animals, etc. Fun and educational!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I love finding little local gems that are a great value and teach more about our local history. I always knew phosphate mining was a big thing out in the middle of Florida, having driven by Mosiac and other mining plants and locations many times. But I can’t say I had the slightest idea what phosphate was useful for or... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Always the same pile of stuff for the kids to look for sharks teeth Never a new pile of phoshpate never found anything bigger than a1/4 inch If that most teeth broke in more than half so dont hope for much

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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,... More

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