David & Karen Stover Visitor Center at Phillips Park
Subfacility of Phillips Park
About the Visitors Center
Phillips Park Visitors Center and Mastodon Gallery showcases the mastodon bones that were unearthed in the park during a 1934 Civil Works Administration Project. The skull being the largest of the artifacts, weighs 188 pounds. The bones, estimated to be between 10,000 to 20,000 years old, include a 92-pound lower jaw, a 6-foot-long tusk, ribs and vertebrae.
In addition, you’ll find enlarged photographs and a detailed history time line related to the discovery, as well as displays highlighting the history of Phillips Park, the Sunken Garden and the Phillips Park Zoo. The 3,500-square-foot building also offers a view of the Sunken Garden and includes concessions machines and public washrooms.
Admission is free and the facility is handicap accessible.