17030 New Bremen Rd
Ste Genevieve, MO 63670
Phone: (573) 543-5440
Fax: (573) 543-5460
Arts & Museums
If space travel has always been your dream, Space Museum in Bonne Terre is a definite must visit. Exhibiting authentic artifacts, this NASA certified museum aims to inspire the younger generation to learn more about space and astronomy. From trying out authentic space suits to touching mysterious space rocks, Space Museum, quite literally, provides a hands-on space experience.
Mastodon State Historic Site near Imperial, MO, offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the world of the prehistoric mastodons. The site covers 425 acres of an area known as the Kimmswick Bone Bed, one of the most extensive Pleistocene fossil areas in the country. Excavations at the site unearthed the bones of American mastodons along with stone weapons;the first proof that early man coexisted with the huge mammals. The skeleton of a mastodon, 10 feet high and 20 feet long, is on display at the site.
More than 200 members' efforts and time contribute to the success of this park and the preservation of the natural historic setting. Activities that take place on the 405-acre park include picnics, softball games, meetings, concerts and more. The park offers memberships, with the dues being used to preserve and enhance the park. Visit the gift shop to purchase a physical memory of Jefferson's era and of your visit to this historic piece of heaven.