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.

100 S. 7th St., Rich Hill, MO
Downtown, on the northeast corner of Park St. and W. Railroad St./N. 7th St.
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Big Mouth, World's Largest Coal Shovel

Good place to stop and stretch! There's a picnic table, two smaller shovels/scoops, a bridge and a train caboose. We really wanted to know how they ever got Big Mouth moved and set into place, but the displayed photos are so faded you can't see!

[Gretchen, 08/03/2017]

Big Mouth.

Big Mouth, World's Largest Coal Shovel

Good place for little ones to stretch their legs... Picnic tables available.

[MNR, 07/11/2016]

Big Mouth.

Big Mouth, World's Largest Coal Shovel

Big Mouth is just a mile off 71. Fun for a photo op.

[Jeanie, 03/16/2016]

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]

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