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Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center

Address: 1219 County Road 187, Danville, AL 35619
Phone Number: +1 256-905-2494
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Danville
Type: Ancient Ruins, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Ancient Ruins, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
15 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is a beautiful museum and lots of research has been done to make this a very worthwhile museum. The actual architectural spots are well marked and the owners have taken care to respect the grounds as they should be.

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Anna M, Public Relations Manager at Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are very glad that you were impressed with our facilities and displays. More 

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We were in the area looking at other attractions, and added this since it was convenient. It isn't well signed, and the road out was actually closed, so we ended up leaving through the one-way entrance. Fortunately, there really wasn't any traffic on the road besides us. The building between the 2 mounds contains a collection of items that have... More 

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Anna M, Public Relations Manager at Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are always seeking way to make our facility more user friendly and this is not possible without constructive criticism. Our main entrance seems like a one way narrow road but it is indeed a two way road. Our exit that was closed is a special event exit only used for Cross-Country Races when we... More 

Somerville, Alabama
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Not much you haven't seen already in other museums, but if you are in the area it is a nice little local place. Call before going, I doubt they keep regular hours.

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Anna M, Public Relations Manager at Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do keep regular hours. We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm, and Sunday noon to 4pm. We are closed for major holidays. Our local museum is very unique in that it is owned by the local Lawrence County School System. This is quite a rarity for museums... More 

Hatton, Alabama, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Has a great display of artifacts, most found in the fields near by. With local hunters in the Lawrence County area. The Indian festival is always a hit in the spring. Visit Jessie Owens museum while here. One of the USA's best athletes ever.

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Anna M, Public Relations Manager at Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our annual Multicultural Indian Event, which many local residents call the Oakville Native American Festival, is always hosted the third Saturday in May. More 

alabama
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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Happened upon when passing by - great place to spend couple of hours, lots to see.

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Anna M, Public Relations Manager at Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you happened upon our Education Center! More 

Florence, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Field trip - Kids enjoyed. Lots of walking. Adults will enjoy also.

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Anna M, Public Relations Manager at Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very glad that your kids enjoyed the tour. We are famous for hosting the state high school 5K cross country race and also have an easier 1 mile trail to follow. Though our mounds are located several hundred yards away from the museum, patrons are welcome to drive to them instead of walking... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

I was disappointed in the Indian Mounds but the park was beautiful

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Anna M, Public Relations Manager at Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed in our mounds. We have the third largest platform mound in the state of Alabama and we have a burial mound that is not only intact, but is topped with a historic cemetery from the 1840s with rare box tomb style stone markers. Our museum does not... More 

Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

After looking forward to visiting this museum for some time and driving approx 50 miles one way on Saturday to get there, we found a sign saying this park/museum is closed on weekends and holidays. What??!! Closed on weekends? Why not close on Sunday-Monday. I had a brochure stating the hours are 1-4:30 on Saturdays. Not happy at all, but... More 

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Anna M, Public Relations Manager at Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review from 2010. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm, and Sunday noon to 4pm. We are closed for major holidays. I am not sure why the park was not open on the day you traveled here four years ago, but our hours are now standardized. I hope... More 

Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2009

This attraction includes a museum and a park with lakes, picnic areas, and several ancient mounds of various size. The museum houses artifacts from the surrounding area and from several tribes who inhabited the area, but it mainly focuses on the Cherokee. The museum itself is modeled on a Cherokee building and contains dozens of displays of carvings, jewelry, clothing,... More 

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Anna M, Public Relations Manager at Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You have summed up our educational center beautifully and you also took some lovely photographs on your exploration of our park. We hope that you will visit us again. More 

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