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Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

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Address: 3600 Indian Mounds Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone Number: 850-922-6007
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Description: This important site dates back to the 13th century.

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Was Expecting More, But Not Bad

Having visited a few other Native American mounds in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee I was expecting more mounds and for the sites to be a little better kept but overall it was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Luis C
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Having visited a few other Native American mounds in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee I was expecting more mounds and for the sites to be a little better kept but overall it was interesting area to visit. I always enjoy looking at the interpretive signs and imagining what the old complexes would have looked like. There is a nice little hiking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Maybe I am biased because I'm from the west coast and the scenery is different. But I was hoping this would be moderately spectacular as there is a vibrant history associated with this site. However, I was extremely disappointed. 3 dollars for a decent park is fine, yes, but this park consisted of just ok trails and some underwhelming mounds.... More 

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I went on a very wet, grey winters day so I had the place to myself which is always interesting in my book. The little creek was flowing out of its banks and the walk was a little soggy but nice. Nice place to spend a couple of hours walking in the woods.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

interesting place to visit. not a whole lot to see. but nevertheless, intheresting. go if you have nothing else to do. would not plan my vacation around it.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The mounds are a nice spot to visit. The picnic area is large and there is a nice interpretive trail which explains the history of the mounds. There are also public restrooms in the park, so it makes for a nice quiet location to have your lunch or just to escape the noise of inner Tallahassee. The mounds are very... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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265 attraction reviews
496 helpful votes 496 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Originally there were about 11 mounds here. Some haven't survived. Of those now in existence, only two are accessible to the public. From the large picnic area these two mounds are within easy walking distance. My wife and I scaled one of the mounds, up the wooden staircase. There are interpretive panels in the pavilion section. The former inhabitants here... More 

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Tallahassee
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

During my first early-morning visit to the LJM Park, I was all alone and found the beauty and serenity and silence enchanting. In other visits I've encountered few visitors, and this is during optimal-weather time (fall/winter) so I have no idea if this park's ever busy. There's a small drive-up post as you enter the parking lot, where you deposit... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I arrived early, too early and the gate was locked so I went down the street and enjoyed the sunrise on the lake and watched the steam roll off. In hindsight I should have jumped over the fence and walked around a bit. There is a small mound and one larger mound but the sight can't be bigger than 3... More 

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Florida
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Went to this not expecting too much but maybe expecting more than I found. It is a big park, nice for picnics, with two mounds. One is large wooden steps and the other not too high. Picnic tables available. trails available. Take bug spray with you.

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Coolidge
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

It is a place well worth the time. Lived in area for years and did not know it was there. Also went to many other state parks in and around n.Fl.

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