At the visitor center, you will find park literature, exhibits and a slide show to obtain an overview of the park's natural, cultural and recreational resources. Many of the center's exhibits focus on the Meramec River, which contains the greatest variety of aquatic life in Missouri. These exhibits include a 3,500-gallon aquarium, a life-size riverbank diorama and a complete collection of the river's unique, rare and endangered mussels.
Summer Hours (On-Season)
April through October
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily
Winter Hours (Off-Season)
November through March
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday through Sunday
Closed Monday through Wednesday