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Address: Iberville Drive, Dauphin Island, AL

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Interesting, small park

We spent an afternoon on Dauphin Island and, as a last stop, stopped to see this park, not sure what to expect. We were there late in the day, after 5pm. There were a few bikes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Collierville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It is hard to tell exactly where the actual mounds are as you walk the park but that didn't matter because it's so beautiful there! The giant oak trees that are around 800 years old are simply amazing!

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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The history IS impressive but the park itself really isn't. Hard to find. Prettier places elsewhere.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We spent an afternoon on Dauphin Island and, as a last stop, stopped to see this park, not sure what to expect. We were there late in the day, after 5pm. There were a few bikes and another car parked near a trail so it was evident there were others here at the same time. Once past the sign at... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place doesn't look like much when you first approach it. You follow some trails thru the trees and the elevation changes, and you realize you are standing on huge mounds of oyster shells left there by Native Americans hundreds or thousands of years ago. It's a very pretty walk, and there are some areas in there that appeared to... More 

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ava
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
53 helpful votes 53 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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