Get ready for a lifestyle of outdoor adventures! Living in Imperial Missouri places you alongside the amazing Mississippi River, an hour north of Mark Twain National Forest and next door to the Mastodon State Historic Site. Put on your hiking boots, grab your camping gear, and get ready to explore this amazing part of Missouri.
Mastodon State Historic Site is a 425-acre archaeological and paleontological site — one of the largest and most important in the country. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and features a museum, exhibits, picnic areas, three trails, and a mixed-use camping area. Bones of mastodons and other extinct animals were first discovered here in the 1800s. Follow the Wildflower Trail to the bone bed or attempt the rugged Limestone Hill Trail.
Located one hour north of Mark Twain National Forest, your Imperial apartment allows you to spend your weekends caving, camping, hiking, OHV riding, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, hunting — name it, and you’ll find an opportunity to do it in this massive 1.5 million acre park. The forest contains over 5,000 caves, 3,000 crystal-clear natural springs, 16 lakes, and old volcanoes.
A great place to explore both history and nature, Imperial is a short, 20-mile commute to the shopping, nightlife, and theaters of St. Louis. Come to this Jefferson County community and be near it all.