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Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

Address: 3600 Indian Mounds Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone Number: 850-922-6007
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Ranked #32 of 78 things to do in Tallahassee
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: This important site dates back to the 13th century.
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: This important site dates back to the 13th century.

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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253 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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
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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504 reviews 504 reviews
233 attraction reviews
433 helpful votes 433 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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284 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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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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