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Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site

1649 State Hwy. 21 West, Alto, TX 75925
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The Caddoan Mounds are located on the El Camino Real, the route used by animals, Indians, the earliest settlers and modern day travelers for over 300 years. Although there is not a huge amount of things to see it is definately worth stopping in you are in the area. Read the data and invision a huge Indian population here hundreds... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Last time I visited it was getting sort of run down but hopefully thestate came through with more money for upkeep. The visitor center is very nice. Dont go in the heat of the day. There is no shade on the outside exbits

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

More than 1200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai built a village and ceremonial center 26 miles west of present day Nacogdoches. The site was the southwestern-most ceremonial center for the great mound Builder Culture. Three earthen mounds still rise from the piney wood landscape. You really need to like history to visit when there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011 via mobile

We planned our trip for the annual Caddoan festival. The Caddoan people come from Oklahoma every year to celebrate their traditional homeland from which they were forced out 150 years ago. We had the best time dancing to the wonderful young drummers. The womens' beautiful handmade costumes and the pottery and the other Caddoan items made this a great day.

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