Rich Hill, Missouri: Big Mouth, World's Largest Coal Shovel

Not a shovel like a snow shovel, it's the bucket of a massive coal dragline, with a capacity of 30 tons per scoop. You can stand in it for novelty snapshots.
Address:
100 S. 7th St., Rich Hill, MO
Directions:
Downtown, on the northeast corner of Park St. and W. Railroad St./N. 7th St.
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Big shovel. Big Mouth, World's Largest Coal Shovel

Big Mouth is worth a photo op! Left then 1 mile off 71 highway. [Sonja, 03/30/2013]
Big Mouth Coal Shovel

Way out of the way and nothing around but well worth it. You can see it from miles away even though it is in a depression. So neat and way bigger than you imagine.

[Irene, 04/19/2011]
World's Largest Coal Shovel

"The Town that Coal Built" boasts that it has the World's Largest Coal Shovel, holding 60,000 lbs. per scoop. It is on display in Rich Hill's town center. Rich Hill is located at US 71 and Route A, about 75 miles south of Kansas City, MO.

[Bill Trav, 07/04/1998]

It's actually a big dragline bucket, known locally as "Big Mouth."

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