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Address: 1649 State Hwy. 21 West, Alto, TX 75925
Phone Number: 19368583218
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Nice, but dont go out of your way

The mounds are a small portion of what they once were. The artifacts are replicas. But, you hardly see stuff like this in the US. If nearby for something else, stop and see. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Arlington, Texas
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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Others have said it better than I can but I found this place super interesting. You probably won't be super wowed with what you see but if you're interested in learning, reading and visualizing the ancient history here, you'll absolutely love it. We drove about an hour out of our way and I'm glad we did. Plus, the folks working... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you are following the El Camino Real (Hwy 21) you are immersing yourself in early Spanish & Anglo/German history. So this is an important stop since these people were here earlier. There isn't a lot to see, but the site is evocative of an earlier culture. There are the mounds and a good short film on Caddo culture and... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The mounds are a small portion of what they once were. The artifacts are replicas. But, you hardly see stuff like this in the US. If nearby for something else, stop and see. You can drive golf cart around track to the sites.

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Argyle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you are interested in ancient American Indian artifacts and culture, this is a perfect place to be. Although the visitors center has only been opened since 1982, the items inside, the short movie and the area surrounding the center are excellent to explain who the Caddoan people were and are today. Although the isn't a lot to the state... More 

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Alto, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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

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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Additional Information about Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site

Address: 1649 State Hwy. 21 West, Alto, TX 75925
Phone Number: 19368583218
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 4

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