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Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center

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Address: 1219 County Road 187, Danville, AL 35619
Phone Number: +1 256-905-2494
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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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What a place. The mum was built like an Indian lodge. It was easy to navigate. The person in charge was very knowledgeable. I learned a lot in my too short visit. We did not make... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
KC C
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Dexter, KS
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Bogor, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a FREE museum with a large number of arrowheads and various other Native American artifacts. The man working there went out of his way to give my young boys an excellent experience and let them use some costumes and a blow gun. This is located in a pleasant park containing two Indian Mounds. Certainly worth a visit if... More 

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Dexter, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

What a place. The mum was built like an Indian lodge. It was easy to navigate. The person in charge was very knowledgeable. I learned a lot in my too short visit. We did not make it out onto the grounds with so much to see inside the lodge. They said they host a lot of school groups, mostly around... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 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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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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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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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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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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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 

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Additional Information about Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center

Address: 1219 County Road 187, Danville, AL 35619
Phone Number: +1 256-905-2494
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Danville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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