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Mastodon State Historic Site

1050 Charles J. Becker Dr, Imperial, MO 63052-3524
+1 636-464-2976
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Great day trip with kids

We went with three families with 10 kids ranging from 2 to 17. The museum and visitor center was... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Aaron R
Quick stop if you aren't hiking!

We stopped only to go to the museum and not to do any of the outside things. The museum needs some... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
pamb853
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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 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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“picnic area” (5 reviews)
“small museum” (5 reviews)
“minute movie” (3 reviews)
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1050 Charles J. Becker Dr, Imperial, MO 63052-3524
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+1 636-464-2976
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Reviewed 5 August 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

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We stopped only to go to the museum and not to do any of the outside things. The museum needs some sprucing up, but the information is interesting! The guide is overly excited to show you around which I don't like. I like to read...More

Thank pamb853
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The last time I was here was about 35 years ago when I brought my daughter who was then 6. With the warm weather, and Presidents Day closing schools, I took my 2 grandchildren who are 10 and 6. It was a hit. The museum...More

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We've visited this state park a few times now and it has a lot of trailes and picknic areas. Their long trail is fun but hilly, with a lot of elevation change. It wore us out! The visitors center has a lot of nice artifacts...More

Thank Shibumi365
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I only did the outside area . There a lot of areas to take pictures of different wild flowers. I enjoyed walking around the area.

1  Thank Will D
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The museum was small. I didn't hear about the movie from the person out the counter, I might have checked it out. I think $4 is a little high for what they have. The trail leading out from the museum has stairs and has quite...More

1  Thank MetroEastTraveler
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

On a beautiful fall day we headed to this park because neither of us had been there. After paying the$4.00/per person fee we watched a short movie about the area and exhibits we would be seeing. It was very informative. The displays were nicely done....More

1  Thank Marti B
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a great place to bring children of all ages and for adults too. It is clean and well maintained and shows a wonderful display of our past

Thank cathey m
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Educational and fun at the same time! The displays are great and if you have some time to explore the hiking trails, you won't be disappointed!

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I took my son and one of his friends to this attraction for the day. They found the museum to be somewhat interesting but they had a blast hiking and playing in the creek. We spent hours searching for crawdads and splashing about.

Thank smd62
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