The City of Miner, Missouri has long been known as "America's Select City".
Miner is a traveler's oasis with great restaurants, a fabulous selection of overnight
accommodations, and shopping opportunities galore.
It serves as the cultural and economic center for Missouri’s Bountiful Bootheel.
The City of Miner, population 984 (est.), was founded in 1942 (incorporated in
1951) by a group of modern day pioneers led by William Howard McGill.
Historically a farming community, Miner was originally known as Minner, in honor
of one of the landowners residing there. When erecting a sign to mark their
switching station, however, the railroad inadvertently left out an "n" in the town's
name and Minner became Miner Switch, and later the City of Miner.
Today, Miner is a major service center and tourist destination. With nine hotels,
one campground, Lambert's Café - the Home of the Throwed Rolls and the
Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, Miner hosts thousands of guests each year. Two
points of interest are the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores - the only outlet mall
between St. Louis and Memphis, and Lambert's Café - The Home of the
Throwed Rolls (note the mural inside the building - it depicts the history of the
Lambert's Café and the Lambert family who proudly say "Four generations and
The City of Miner is in the process of building a new 16,000 square foot
convention center that will be located beside the Drury Inn and Suites. The Miner
Convention Center is scheduled to be completed in early fall. Please see the
Convention Center's link to the right to visit the Convention Center portion of our
The City of Miner would like of the citizens to enroll in CodeRed so that they
receive up-to-date notifications on emergency and non-emergency situations.
You can enroll as many telephones you would like CodeRed by clicking the link
below. If you have any questions regarding registration please contact city hall at