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Welcome to Big Brutus, A Monument to Mining History

Discover the story of the largest electric shovel in the world

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Big Brutus isn’t just the largest electric shovel in the world — it’s a testament to the hard work and determination of the American mining industry. Big Brutus offers visitors a unique insight into the history of mining and the fascinating technology behind it.

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Plan Your Visit

Our Visitors Center and museum provide a wealth of information, interactive exhibits, and even an opportunity to explore Big Brutus up close. Check out our upcoming events for unique experiences and learning opportunities.

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Upcoming Events

Join us for an unforgettable experience at Big Brutus! Throughout the year, we offer a variety of festivals, concerts, and educational programs that are fun for the whole family. From our annual Big Brutus Festival, featuring food, music, and craft vendors, to our educational workshops that explore the history and engineering of the Big Brutus mining shovel, there’s something for everyone.

Our events are designed to provide visitors with an immersive and engaging experience, whether you’re a history buff, a music lover, or simply looking for a fun day out with the family. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the site, learn from experts, and connect with other visitors who share your interests.

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Get Involved

Looking to contribute to Big Brutus’s legacy? We offer various ways for you to get involved, from donations and memberships to participating in our community painting initiative.

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