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Visit the Dinosaur Dig in the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History. All ages can enjoy digging for and discovering dinosaur bones.
What will you find – a tail, a skull, or something in between? Visit the museum and see what you can uncover.
The Ice Age has arrived; come explore the Ice Age exhibits at the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History. The replica skull of Dee, the largest mounted Columbian mammoth in North America, is back. Joining Dee is a replica of Dima, a mummified baby woolly mammoth, found frozen in the tundra in Siberia. Dima is one of the few complete mummified baby mammoth specimens ever found.
In addition to the mammoths, see a huge Latifrons bison skull replica; giant ground sloth skull replica; saber tooth tiger skull replica; and a dire wolf skull replica. Two displays have original fossils in our exhibits of Ice Age Man in North America: North Sea Fossils, Ice Age Plants from Missouri; and The Ice Age and its Megafauna.
Joining our Ice Age Exhibit is a Mammoth Hut constructed out of replica Mammoth tusks and covered with animal hides. Mammoth bone huts were used in areas where limestone caves were not available. Many of these types of structures have been found in Russia and western Europe. This structure is not entirely completed yet but will give you a good look at how Palaeolithic hunter gathers constructed their homes in this way when they lived in areas that had little or no timber and no natural caves. Regular admission is Adults $2 and 18 years and under $1.
Stan, collected in 1992 in South Dakota, is considered to be the best T-Rex skull ever found. Not only was Stan's skull complete, but the bones were immaculately preserved. See this amazing exact copy of the Stan T-Rex skull soon at the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History.
He's back!!! The full size T-Rex Model is back visiting the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History. Be sure to come by and visit while you have a chance. Exhibit is here for a limited time. See this unusual type of Tyrannosaur while he's here. This type of T-Rex is known as Daspletosaurus. They grew up to 30 feet long and weighed 3 tons! You don't want to miss this exhibit.
Utahraptor was probably the largest of raptors, 23 feet from head to tail and weighing around a half a ton; Utahraptor used a huge killing claw; located on its' hind feet, for slashing and ripping prey.
See this amazing life size replica of Utahraptor now at the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History in Marble Hill, MO. Admission Adults $2 and 18 years and under $1
Amidon Memorial Conservation Area is a 1,630-acre area located on the upper reaches of the Castor River. The forest's timber species range from mixed hardwoods to shortleaf pine to cedar glades. A granite shut-ins on the Castor River adds an interesting geologic feature. The Driscoll Tract contains two old grist mill sites that date to the mid 1800s, lending a historical flavor to the area. The area is located south of Route J, eight miles east of Fredericktown. County Road 208 fords the Castor River.
Three guestrooms: two with a king bed; one has a queen bed. Continental breakfast. Front porch overlooks a city park.
We are about 220-yards from the sparkling Castor River for fishing, swimming and relaxation; about a block to the Durso Hills Winery and Bistro.
Don't forget to visit The Gallery, to view its interesting art exhibits. Stop by Buckhorn School Antiques and find a treasure.
Reserve one room or the entire house. Reservations accepted by phone and email.
Bollinger County is home to a variety of attractions, including the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History - home of the Missouri dinosaur - and the Cat Ranch Art Guild, which was founded in memory of the late Tom Runnels, a local artist, sculptor and writer. Bollinger County also is home to Castor River Park and Duck Creek Wildlife Refuge. Visit Bollinger County to enjoy dinosaurs, art, history, a variety of family-owned businesses, outdoor adventures, and other activities. Bollinger County for Beauty Bones BBQ.
Welcome to the "Home of the Missouri Dinosaur." Our exhibits include a life-size model of the Hypsibema missouriense, a variety of dinosaur called a hadrosaur or "duck billed" dinosaur, with jaws that contained more than 1,000 teeth. The dinosaur was discovered in Bollinger County in 1942; in 2004 it became Missouri's official dinosaur.
The museum houses dinosaur fossils and artifacts from around the world; a fossil preparation lab; Will Mayfield College memorabilia; Civil War ballistics; American Indian artifacts; a digitized presentation of historic local photographs; wireless radio development; artifacts from the wreck of the Steamboat Montana; and a children's fun and educational room.
Our museum makes its home in the Art and Science building of the former Will Mayfield College campus, overlooking the foothills of the ancient Ozark Mountains. Beautiful architecture and educational history placed our building on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
Admission: Adults $2; 18 and younger, $1.
Castor River Conservation Area is nearly all forest and is home to Blue Pond Natural Area. Blue Pond is the deepest natural pond in Missouri. Facilities/features include: primitive camping, a multi-use hike/bike/horse trail, numerous intermittent streams, and one permanent stream. The main tract lies 12 miles west of Marble Hill on both sides of the Route 34.
Full hook-up campground in Southeast Missouri located on Castor River near Marquand, Missouri. Riverfront camping, tents welcome, year leases available. We have horse trails, kayaks, canoes, and floating available on the beautiful Castor River.
An all-suites hotel. Suites include a living room area with a couch that opens into a full-size bed, as well as a 32-inch wall-mounted LCD television. Located off I-55 at Exit 99.
This is a private cottage overlooking a 5.3-acre, stocked lake that provides great fishing. The cottage has: 1,300 square-feet; air-conditioned; fully furnished kitchen. The front is all windows with a great forest view. There are 150 acres for hiking.
This is a predominantly forest area. Facilities/features include: a picnic area, fishing jetties, Buford Pond (three acres, fishable), Blue Springs Natural Area (17 acres), Cardareva Bluff Natural Area (95 aces), and a permanent stream (Current River). The main tract of the Current River Conservation Area is three miles west of Ellington on Route 106. There are three entrances: one is located three miles west of Ellington on Route 106; another is located on South Road in Ellington; the other is located on Reynolds County Road 626.
Veteran Campers and first-timers will all find something to love about DD Hwy Campground. Though our site is an excellent spot for family camping, individuals are free to visit as well. As a new campground, we are able to offer newly installed restrooms and shower areas to our customers.
All campsites have full RV hookups in all for RV camping, including water, sewer and electric. We also have spaces available for tent camping.
This area contains 2,400 acres of wetlands, plus forests and some cropland. This is a waterfowl hunting area, established in conjunction with Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
Facilities include: four boat ramps,; boat rentals; a boat dock; primitive camping; six fishing jetties; and an 1,800-acre lake. The main entrance is nine miles north of Puxico, on Route 51.
We offer a turkey hunting guide service, and we have a deer hunting lease, on a private, gated 2,000 acre tract of land. There are several ponds and food plots, along with beautiful scenery.
You pay only if you get your turkey. Open daily during Missouri hunting seasons.
Also, we offer hog hunting in Reynolds county, on 15,000 acres located around Lesterville.
Predator hunting is available.
Come camp in our friendly community environment and enjoy a high level of comfort. Our park has 54 full hook up RV sites, private bath houses, paved roads, large concrete pads and patios, picnic tables, cable TV, Wi-Fi, large shade trees and lots, meeting room, laundry mat and other features. We are an ideal vacation community for those who enjoy camping in style and comfort.
We are located within five minutes of the Pilot House Restaurant and the Jaycee Golf Course. The park is bordered by the beautiful LaCroix Creek and located two miles from Kingshighway. We are open all year and have daily, weekly and monthly rates available.
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A secluded campground setting that allows you to spend time with your family and friends at a place where family values are protected. We offer rustic cabins, shaded RV spots, and tent sites by the lake.
We feature more than 150 acres of beautiful, natural surrounds, including a 12-acre spring-fed lake which is great for fishing, swimming and camping. Enjoy concerts on the stage and just relax by the beach.
Have your private event in our pavilion.
Located 5 miles south of Marble Hill; off of Route 51, west on County Road 522.
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