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Address: 1649 State Hwy. 21 West, Alto, TX 75925
Phone Number: 936-858-3218
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Nice day out

I visited this site with my family one spring afternoon. It's part of the El Camino Real De Los Tejas original route and a nice little bit of history in East Texas. However, I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Khochi
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Houston, Texas
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Alto, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Visiting this site is a step back into time. The new museum has numerous "replicable" artifacts from the mounds and area. A very informative film is shown on the Caddoan Indians and the mounds. It is in the works to build a grass hut. A nice historical site to visit.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I visited this site with my family one spring afternoon. It's part of the El Camino Real De Los Tejas original route and a nice little bit of history in East Texas. However, I was disappointed that all the 'artifacts' in the museum were reproductions - no originals. There are nice displays of Caddo life in the museum - like... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We enjoyed visiting the site. We didn't realize that there was so much evidence of peoples so early in Texas. We love Native American artifacts so this was right up our alley. The newly completed museum was nicely done, but with all replicas and nothing original to the area. The walk around the mounds could be tiring if it is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This site is a small and very walkable example of the Mound Builder culture that existed along and branching out from the Mississippi River from around 800 A.D. into the 1200s B.C. The museum offers insight into the people, houses, food, and culture of the Caddoan people. This museum is newly (2015) reopened and quite good. Admission is $4.00 per... More 

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Houston, Texas
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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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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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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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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