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Interesting hidden gem

A nice place to visit with children. Interesting exhibit plus short history film. Very friendly... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
dweez2018
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Imperial, Missouri
Fun Stop

We made a quick stop here to see the museum. It was a quick walk-through with a pretty interesting... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2018
jennymaddox99
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Prattville, Alabama
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“picnic area”(5 reviews)
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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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1050 Charles J Becker Dr, Imperial, MO 63052-3524
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

We didn't do the trail in the park but only stopped at the Mastodon Visitor centre. There is an exposition of the fossils etc. Quite informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Everyone should visit here at least once! Come and learn about the mastadon. This is a cool little spot with scenic trails.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Melinda L
Reviewed October 13, 2018

A nice place to visit with children. Interesting exhibit plus short history film. Very friendly staff. Worth the admission.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dweez2018
Reviewed August 13, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daisycat2015
Reviewed July 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

We made a quick stop here to see the museum. It was a quick walk-through with a pretty interesting video. The area is very pretty, I’m sure the walking trails would be great.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jennymaddox99
Reviewed April 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Kanda F
Reviewed February 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank DuneBug2
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Nice Place to Go Peaceful Would Go There On the Hiking Trail to Get Away to Think about Life or Future Plans to Clear Your Mind of Other Thing

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank t s
Reviewed August 4, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Is only doing the museum, about 30 minutes for the video and exhibit.
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