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Mastodon State Historic Site

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Address: 1050 Charles J. Becker Dr, Imperial, MO 63052
Phone Number: 636 464 2976
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12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Looking to take a trip to where something big happened? Try Mastodon State...

Looking to take a trip to where something big happened? Try Mastodon State Historic Site. The site is the home of the Kimmswick Bone Bed, one of the most famous and extensive Pleistocene ice age deposits of fossils, including a number of bones of giant mastodons. Interpretative trails and picnic sites dot the landscape and a museum tells the natural and cultural story of the Clovis culture, which existed in the area between 10,000 and 14,000 years ago.

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Nice Park

The park is nice with an easy trail to walk. There is a creek you can walk through within the trail. There is a harder, more hilly trail across the street. The playground is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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St. Louis
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St. Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is nice with an easy trail to walk. There is a creek you can walk through within the trail. There is a harder, more hilly trail across the street. The playground is nice for the kids. There is plenty of shady areas to picnic in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has a $4 entrance fee but the short educational film is great and the ice age biofact displays are really neat. However, if you're looking for hiking I would go elsewhere. The park is right next to the highway and vehicles can be heard through the trees which ruined the outdoors aspect for us.

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1 Thank Andrew B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

A nice place to Hike and walks dogs in Jefferson County. The park has Three nice trails, The Spring Branch trail, which I would recommend for beginners, basically flat chat path which borders Rock Creek on one side about .7 of a mille. The Limestone hill trail which is rugged with rocks and tree roots and an elevation change of... More 

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Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The museum at the Mastadon State Historic Site was small but well done and interesting. The highlight of our visit was a hike and a picnic at a picnic table, however! Nice trails!

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We really enjoyed this historic site. The building itself is interesting, as are the artifacts it houses. The hiking paths are well maintained and we enjoyed a nice walk through the woods on an unseasonably warm February day.

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Ballwin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We were out geocaching in the area and decided to stop by. We were glad we did. The display area is actually pretty small but what they do have is fairly interesting. They have a fully assembled skeleton of a complete Mastodon (a reproduction) and then have some genuine Mastodon individual items such as a set of teeth and a... More 

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Tucker, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This small museum does a good job of showcasing the findings of the area bonebed and telling the history of archealogical digs over the past 150 years.

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully presented knowledgeable and courteous staff Highly recommended for the family individuals or couples

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1 Thank JimOConnor4136
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Nice place, friendly people. You can learn something about extinct species and see first hand fossilized remains.

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st.louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My grandson loves this park. He really enjoyed the Mastodon. It is a good learning experience for children.

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