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Indian Shell Mound Park

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Address: Iberville Drive, Dauphin Island, AL
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Birds & History

This is a favorite spot for bird watchers. There are benches set up in the areas where birds gather. The history of this shell mound is cool to read, and to imagine life on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
NeilfromDayton
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a favorite spot for bird watchers. There are benches set up in the areas where birds gather. The history of this shell mound is cool to read, and to imagine life on the island 500 years ago.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked the paths for about forty-five minutes. I believe lots of hills are mounds of oyster shells. A large tree had fallen over and there are oyster shells inside its roots. There are lots of benches down around a lower marshy area. Probably an excellent birding area! Good place for kids to run around in, and looks like some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Not a lot to see but worth the short excursion. Can see where the mounds are and the fact that for a very long time many, many shells were discarded there. Between that and the natural habitat the mounds grew over time.

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Thank Paul E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

This spot is gorgeous and peaceful, and most people (including locals) don't even know it's there. There is only one street sign off of the main road that tells you where to turn, so don't miss it. It's back in a neighborhood on the North side of the Island. The shell mounds have long since been covered with trees and... More 

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3 Thank Andrew J
Texarkana, Texas, United States
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151 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Quick hike to explore a bit of wildlife, wilderness and history. Less than an hour spent on site but many photos taken of the flora.

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2 Thank BiggieSauls
Candler
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A great place to enjoy a picnic. We took a picnic and enjoyed an afternoon at the park. Absolutely beautiful! A great place to relax and take the island in.

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1 Thank Danelle D
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very interesting little park. One of the WONDERFUL green spaces that make the east side of the island very tranquil. Make sure to bring mosquito spray. You absolutely need it to enjoy your walk through the twisting and turning trails. You don't really see big mounds of shells. But it is interesting to read about the native americans visiting and... More 

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2 Thank Edith H
Kaunakakai, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had the place all to ourselves. Easy parking, lots of mosquitoes, well kept trail. Make sure to wear mosquito repellent or cover up. It was very hot the day we went but cool under the shady, mossy trees. Lots of birds, saw some frogs. The shell mounds were covered by leaves. More informative signs would have been interesting, as... More 

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Corning
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I just visited here to say I saw it. There are a couple of signs to say what the place is and it really is just a mound of dirt and shells with walking trails in the woods. It's history underfoot and can be seen in a few minutes.

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2 Thank Daniel M
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27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Well this was not what I expected, the front sign was nice, the trees were beautiful, but it was not well kept, the bugs were horrible, I'm sure if you could set there long enough there would have been some interesting creatures, may have been the wrong time of the year? I might go back to see if it was... More 

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