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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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Hiking Outdoors=Fabulous

We spent 90 minutes hiking outdoors at the Mastodon State Historic Site. It was raining when we... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Kanda F
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Nice Afternoon Outing

The small museum isn't too much to write home about but offers some insight into the history of the... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
DuneBug2
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Illinois
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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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“small museum” (6 reviews)
“picnic area” (5 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 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

1  Thank Kanda F
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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

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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

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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

1  Thank Aaron R
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Reviewed July 22, 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

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Reviewed February 22, 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

2  Thank Susan H
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Reviewed January 22, 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

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Reviewed January 21, 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
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Reviewed November 2, 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
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Reviewed October 28, 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
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