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Big Muskie's Bucket in McConnelsville, Ohio is part of a memorial honoring miners in what is now called, Miners' Memorial Park. Its information center shares the history of the Central Ohio Coal Company. "Big Muskie" used to be the biggest earth-moving machine in the world.

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The bucket from the largest dragline ever built is the only remaining part of Big Muskie. The bucket sits on a hilltop in the Miners Memorial Park, overlooking the land where it onced mined for coal. It is located just northeast of McConnelsville, Ohio on SR 78.

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One of Ohio's best roadside attractions sits in the hills of McConnelsville, waiting for visitors; it is the Big Muskie Bucket. The huge Big Muskie Bucket is all that remains of the World's Largest Earth Moving Machine, "The Big Muskie." The Big Muskie Bucket in McConnelsville, Ohio

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The business end was a huge bucket that could scoop up chunks of land the size of a two-story house. You can't miss it as you drive along Route 78 - it's only 100 feet or so off the road and there is a convenient parking area. The Big Muskie was technically a "walking dragline" but looked like a gigantic crane.

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The Big Muskie Bucket is a manmade marvel you have to see to believe, telling the story of Ohio's past coal mining days. Witnessing the size of this 230-ton empty bucket firsthand is worth the trip alone. This might just be the best roadside attraction in Ohio and it belongs at the top of your bucket list. (Pun intended, of course.)

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The bucket from Big Muskie is a great photo spot and you can climb up in the bucket for pictures. Date of experience: March 2018. Ask KMareeCoy about Miners' Memorial Park. Thank KMareeCoy . This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry.

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Historic Site #38 The Miner's Memorial Park in Jesse Owens State Park is a monument to the achievements of American Electric Power and its subsidiary Central Ohio Coal Company. One of the main attractions of this memorial is "Big Muskie's Bucket." Big Muskie was the largest dragline ever built.

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487 feet long 151 feet wide the bucket held 325 tons of dirt the boom could lift a load the equivalent of 33 stories- which is how I could watch it operate from 9 miles away! Plan Your Visit to See the Big Muskie in Miners' Memorial Park Website: http://www.noblecountyohio.com/muskie.html

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The bucket, called the "Big Muskie Bucket," weighs 230 tons, and according to Only In Your State, was once attached to a machine that stood 22 stories high. It was used to strip away layers of soil and rock from the earth, uncovering high-sulfur coal. "Big Muskie was built onsite, and took two years to assemble.

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Big Muskie was a coal mining Bucyrus-Erie dragline excavator owned by the Central Ohio Coal Company (formerly a division of American Electric Power ), weighing 13,500 short tons (12,200 t) and standing nearly 22 stories tall. It operated in the U.S. state of Ohio from 1969 to 1991. Design specifications and service

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Big Muskie Bucket. [1 - 9998] OH-78 Mcconnelsville OH 43756. Claim this business. Website.

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Big Muskie Bucket Located in McConnelsville, Ohio, this historic piece of mining equipment was once the biggest earth-mover in the world. Coal mining in Ohio started around 1800. Production started slowly with around 100 tons coming from Jefferson County. To date, Ohio has produced over 3 billion tons of coal.

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On the day of its dedication, the enormous bucket of the behemoth — known affectionately as Big Muskie — was filled with the entire Morgan High School marching band, which was there to help mark the occasion. With each scoop, the machine could swallow 220 cubic yards of trees, rocks and dirt, allowing miners to get to the coal seam hidden beneath.

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The Big Muskie Bucket Ohio 78, Bristol , Ohio 43756 USA 4 Photos Independent Add to Trip "an engineering wonder!" See the actual bucket from Big Muskie, which was the World's Largest Dragline and one of the seven engineering wonders of the world! It has even been featured on the History Channel!

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Big Muskie's Bucket Miners Memorial Park Address: State Route 78, McConnelsville, OH Directions: I-77 exit 25 (Caldwell). Head west on SR 78 -- a winding, hilly, two-lane road -- 16 miles to the Bucket in Miners Memorial Park. RA Rates: Major Fun Save to My Sights More on Big Muskie's Bucket Nearby Offbeat Places

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413 Atlas Obscura user sbaer27 A huge metal bucket large enough to hold two Greyhound buses side by side has sat unused in an Ohio park for more than 20 years—a reminder of the once-booming.