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Indian Shell Mound Park

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Address: Iberville Drive, Dauphin Island, AL

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Neat stop

Small park, but the trees are amazing. Great photo ops, or a nice stroll. Whether you are older or have small kids, this park is easy to get around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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ava
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Small park, but the trees are amazing. Great photo ops, or a nice stroll. Whether you are older or have small kids, this park is easy to get around.

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Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A small park but interesting. Very nice to see it these ancient shell mounds preserved and protected. Glad we stopped for a walk through and thought about those who went before.

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Shell Mound is one of those ancient places that we may never completely understand. There are about 8 mounds you can make out, but the ground is littered all over with oyster shells. The largest mound was tested and found to be at least 800 years old. There are layers of charcoal , shell, fish and between the seasons, Mother... More 

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Cumming, GA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is really a very small park and good for a 15-30 minutes walk to see the mounds. There are a few benches, but no picnic tables. Worth stopping, if you have the time.

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Kalamazoo,MI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped over onto Dauphin Island for a couple of hours after a stay in Mobile. We stumbled across this park and took a little walk. We were in awe of the beautiful Spanish Moss covered majestic trees. Simply Fantastic. Hoping to stay on the island on our next vacation. I'm anxious to do some more exploring and this place... More 

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Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I read the sign, walked around but wasn't really sure where/what I was supposed to be looking at. A littered path with sea shells, some sand, some old trees, and a sanctuary for some good bird watching was all I saw. It isn't a mound as far as I could tell. Better direction would help. I felt like i was... More 

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Rayne, Louisiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Mound is surrounded by a jungle of trees and vines and the short walking trail is somewhat blocked. The history of the site is interesting however

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A neat spot to visit if you are staying on the island. Lots of little wildlife to keep the kids interested, live oak trees for them to climb on, and historical interest. We saw lots if butterflies and wildflowers, some lizards, and of course birds. Most of the pathways are nicely shaded when you need to get out of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you're looking for a theme park, or to be entertained, then you should skip this location. This is an opportunity to stand on a historically and 'spiritually' important spot. It isn't here to give you an adrenaline pump, or make you laugh, or give you a breathtaking vista. If you're interested in archaeology and/or studying native cultures, this should... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Nothing too interesting but it is what they say. Could get some pretty pictures if you want. Beware of bugs. Might have been a little nicer if it was cool. Will I be back no.

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