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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...more
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This park is very interesting. The person on duty was very helpful and pointed me to another state park. Without the book I probably wouldn’t have ever seen these Parks and now I can’t wait for the next. Thanks Missouri.
Missouri has a area of Ice Age remains of Mastodons that few hear about outside this St. Louis suburb. The park has a small building with Mastodon remains reconstructed that give a nice idea of the size of these elephant cousins. The exhibit also features...More
We spent 90 minutes hiking outdoors at the Mastodon State Historic Site. It was raining when we arrived at the park so we went inside the Visitor's Center and had a quick look around. The cost to actually tour the small museum inside the Visitor's...More
The small museum isn't too much to write home about but offers some insight into the history of the site. Entry was $4 for adults and free for kids. They show some kind of movie as well but with an adventurous six year old we...More
We went with three families with 10 kids ranging from 2 to 17. The museum and visitor center was nice - they have a full mastodon skeleton as well as many other bones, with lots of explanations. There is also a 15 minute movie about...More