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Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site

Address: 1649 State Hwy. 21 West, Alto, TX 75925
Phone Number: 936-858-3218
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Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Alto
Type: State Parks, Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: State Parks, Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stopped here on our way home to Houston from Caddo Lake, it was definitely worth the slight detour. The museum has recently been redone with new exhibits and an informative video. Extremely well done. There is a walk of less than a mile to visit the site which I highly recommend. The exhibits on the walk are very informative.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We camped at Mission Tejas and drove up to check out the Caddoan Mounds. What a neat place! There's a small store and several great exhibits in the museum as well as a video. A large trail (flat, surfaced with pea gravel - would be fine for strollers, wagons, wheel chairs) takes you to the Burial Mound, Borrow Pit, Platform... More 

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Shreveport, LA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Caddo word tejas is believed to be the origin of the word Texas. Caddo Mounds State Historic Site was home to the Caddo from around 800 A.D. to some time in the 13th century. At one time, this culture was the most highly developed in Texas. Yes, I learned a few things. Currently, the museum remains closed for renovations,... More 

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longview, tx
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed at Mission Tejas State Park and decided to visit the Caddoan Mounds on the way home. The museum is being renovated, so we were not able to go inside to see most of the artifacts. A few information panels are displayed in the office. The lady working inside was cheerful and helpful. Admission is reduced to $2 per... More 

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Crockett
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Tyler, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Sulphur Springs, Texas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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