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Mastodon State Historic Site

1050 Charles J. Becker Drive

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.


Mary Huyck

Monday, May 28, 2018
Fee is $4 adults, can't remember what age kids are free. Good display & info about dig sight. Nice trails for short or long hikes. We did the 2 mile hike, good challenge. Brochure does a good job of warning you about conditions of trails so you can decide what is right for you. Dress appropriately for the weather, should have bug spray. One in our party found one tick inside clothing when done with no spray applied. Beautiful place to get out & enjoy nature.

Amanda Doggendorf

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
When I visited with my children they had a blast!! We were there from 8am when the park opened until about 1pm. We brought lots of sand toys and a beach blanket with a cooler for a picnic lunch. My kids were 2 and 4 at the time and the water is very shallow to where I felt completely comfortable with them in the water while they were building a damn and sand castles. They also caught minnows with nets, caught crawdads and we looked for the load frog we could hear!! Such a nice way to spend a hot summer morning!!

Marcia Goette

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Great place for family outings. Picnic areas w/bbq grills, playground, trails & a creek provide opportunities to explore nature with the whole family. Restrooms available modern ones are seasonal. Plenty of parking. A pavilion is available to rent for private parties as well as a group camping area for approved organizations. Also visit the museum to discover the prehistoric significance of our area. Definitely a place to visit if you haven't already! I've enjoyed this park for over 45yrs.

Christopher Lipe

Saturday, June 30, 2018
This park was pretty cool. Neat mastodon bones and interesting things to see for kids and adults. And only $4 for people over 12 and under 12 are free!! Showed a 14 minute video that I found interesting but my 5 and 8 year old weren't really interested. But overall, it was a pretty neat place!

Randi Durham

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
They have a great 15 minute video in the museum. A great museum to learn about the American Mastodons and other animals that lived then. They have a few hiking trails with steep stairs but different routes so you can avoid the stairs that lead to the bone bed. Excellent for kids!

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