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Address: Iberville Drive, Dauphin Island, AL

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Well kept nature trail

This place is pretty close to how the Indians would have left it. The trails are kept clear for walking and there are a few benches scattered through the park. This is a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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natchez
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This place is pretty close to how the Indians would have left it. The trails are kept clear for walking and there are a few benches scattered through the park. This is a great spot for birding during the spring and fall migrations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited last April and again this year. Expect may might be better but April was wonderful. Pretty place lots of birds, many species and birders from all over who pointed out birds our untrained eyes would have otherwise missed seeing. Will be back earlier next year. L & B Church

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Gas City, Indiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The lady I was with wanted to go, and it turned out very interesting. Take the time to visit and view the birds, the plant life, and yes....even the shell mound.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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