Description - Lead has been big business in the eastern Ozarks since about 1720. Come explore its history – and see the processing plant of the former St. Joe Lead Company – in the heart of the Old Lead Belt at Missouri Mines State Historic Site. The mine’s former powerhouse has been turned into a museum that interprets the area’s lead mining history, displays actual machinery from the mines and houses one of the Midwest's finest mineral collections.
- At Missouri Mines State Historic Site visitors can tour the 19,000 square-foot Powerhouse, which is under development as a Missouri mining history and mineral resources museum. Special events and programs are held throughout the year.
Recreation - Activities at Missouri Mines State Historic Site include tours of the Powerhouse as well as special events that are held throughout the year.
Climate - Missouri experiences four distinct seasons with an average yearly temperature of 54 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach 90 degrees F often and are plagued with high humidity levels. Nighttime lows during the summer dip slightly near 70 degrees. September brings cooler fall weather with less humidity. By October nights begin to cool significantly and the fall foliage changes to brilliant hues of orange, red and yellow. Winter months bring an average of 24 inches of snow and normal temperatures average between 20 and 45 degrees F. Spring is characterized by wet weather with temperatures reaching between 32 and 60 degrees F.
Missouri Mines State Historic Site is located on the north side of Saint Joe State Park. This site is about a mile and half south of Park Hills Missouri.