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Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

3600 Indian Mounds Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303
850-922-6007
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Ranked #26 of 42 Attractions in Tallahassee
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Description: This important site dates back to the 13th century.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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276 reviews 276 reviews
168 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
108 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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188 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

There are many Mound Builder cultural sites along the Mississippi River into Ohio, but Florida has several ancient sites near Tallahassee, it capital city. Lake Jackson (named for Andrew Jackson) are the largest with the most extensive research. Easy parking, a wonderful place for picnics, play touch foot ball, soccer and frisbie. i attended a sun rise wedding on the... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is a nice but rather small State Park. The hiking path is very scenic but short...about 20 minutes and can get very muddy. The mounds are just that....hills. You can see everything in 35 minutes. Great place for a picnic though or playing frisbee. I have nicknamed this "affair" state park as lots of people seem to arrive in... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is yet another scenic spot in Tallahassee -- the place is loaded with them. The mounds and surrounding grounds are what's left of a sizable town from the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex period. Great photo opportunities exist everywhere, especially in the late afternoon or early morning.

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