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Indian Shell Mound Park

Iberville Drive, Dauphin Island, AL
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This (attraction) is a real joke its trail cut with a lawn mower through a little patch of trees. dont wast your time

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Middleburg, f
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The mounds is nice to stop and view, stretch your legs and enjoy nature. But dont drive out of way just to see. We spent about 15 minutes on way to beach area

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Warren, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Nice place for bird watchers, if you aren't one just a good place to collect mosquito bites, although if you're lucky you can catch a glimpse of lizards scurrying about.

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Avon, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We were staying at Daulphin Island for a Spring Break beach vacation and stopped by the Indian Shell Mound after reading about it on the web. This place is filled with VERY serious bird watchers. Which is fine. I just didn't catch that part when doing my research of places to go while we were on the island. From the... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had heard that this was the place to see a lot of birds. We went at dusk, and followed some of the paths, but did not have any luck finding too many birds. Some of the paths were not passable, due to mud and water. Not a lot of markers to indicate the shell mounds, or anything about the... More 

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