1050 Charles J Becker Dr., Imperial, MO, 63052 / Cake artist: Rich Brooks

*National Register of Historic Places*


Mastodon State Historic Site is where the first mastodon bones were discovered. They were first discovered near Kimmswick in the early 1800s, and by 1839 it became documented by entrepreneur/paleontologist Albert C. Koch, PhD. 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 highlight the area and the museum tells the story of Clovis culture, which existed in the area between 10,000-14,000 years ago. Inside the museum is a life-size replica of a mastodon skeleton!

Entrance on Charles J. Becker Drive
The cake by the Visitor’s Center!

Cake placement date: March 11

Where is the cake now?: The cake stayed by the Visitor’s Center, all through 2015; it has since moved to the nearby old house which can be seen from the center.   (January 2020)

Official website (from MOstateparks.com)

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