Missouri has some interesting museums to visit, but none like this one in Joplin, Missouri will leave you hungry for cookies.

The Show-Me State has the Glore Psychiatric Museum (St. Joeseph), Leila’s Hair Museum (Independence), and Space Museum in Bonne Terre, but what I didn't know is that there is a museum dedicated to thousands of cookie cutters throughout the years.

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The National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum in Joplin is one of those museums that will have you scratching your head as to why it exists, but also how fascinating it is. Love Exploring declared this museum as one of the most eccentric museums in the nation.

I'm sure lots of you have been baking up a storm this holiday and using lots of cookie cutters to make that perfect snowman, but to know that there are thousands of cookie cutters from years past all in one place is kind of mind-blowing.

At the National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum in Joplin, Missouri, you’ll find hundreds of different cookie cutters. The items, like the tinsmith, advertising, and European cutters, represent different eras and styles in cookie cutting history.

When you visit you'll learn that cookie cutters came from Europe and when people migrated to the United States would bring their dessert tools with them.

Visitors to the National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum will be delighted by its stock of this one beloved baking tool. The museum holds around a dozen different display cases, all stuffed with different cookie cutter collections. There’s also an archive of cookie cutter-themed reading materials like newsletters and old advertisements. Visitors can even receive a free plastic cookie cutter.

It seems like a fun place to visit if you ever find yourself in Joplin to learn the history of the cookie cutter and see all the different kinds from years past.

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