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There is plenty to see and do in this scenic Missouri area. A fine concert series, featuring performances by local and national talent, is presented by the city’s Tourism Commission at the Rickman Auditorium. The City also hosts the popular Arnold Days event, a celebration that brings the community together every September. This three-day affair in Arnold City Park draws in thousands of people from all over the region for great family entertainment that includes carnival rides, games, food, and events such as a parade, car show, fishing tournament and a golf tournament. Additional events not to miss while in Arnold include the Arnold Fourth of July Celebration and the Arnold Kiwanis Christmas Celebration, along with a number of other year-round happenings throughout the county.The nearby town of Kimmswick offers visitors a chance to step back into the 1800s with original buildings, such as the Anheuser Estate (circa 1867), and historic landmarks, including the Windsor Harbor Road Bridge (circa 1874). Many visitors celebrate annual events such as the Apple Butter Festival, the Strawberry Festival and the Christmas Candlelight Tour.

Neighboring Imperial is the home of the Mastodon State Historic Site, which contains one of the most significant archaeological and paleontological locations in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, archaeologists initially discovered bones of American mastodons, as well as other now-extinct animals here in the early 1800s. History was made in 1979 when scientists found a stone weapon made of mastodon bones at the site—a discovery that provided the first solid piece of evidence that humans and mastodons co-existed. Today, the 425-acre park preserves this historic archaeological dig site and provides a museum and areas for picnicking, hiking and camping for organized groups.

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