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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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This important site dates back to the 13th century.

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History's slow fade

There are old mound sites scattered around the southeast, and the most impressively maintained ones I've seen are at Cahokia, IL (Cahokia), Macon, GA (Ocmulgee), and Blakely, GA... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

There are old mound sites scattered around the southeast, and the most impressively maintained ones I've seen are at Cahokia, IL (Cahokia), Macon, GA (Ocmulgee), and Blakely, GA (Kolomoki, not so far away from here). It must be said that these mounds are not as impressive as those, not are they maintained as well as those. But mounds are always... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This was one of our first stops in Tallahassee. I'd been years before, back when my family moved to the Tallahassee area, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. My boyfriend researched parks in the area and wanted to come here, so we did. We enjoyed the trail, climbing the mounds, reading the historical markers, etc. Crazy lotta mosquitoes, though! BRING THE... More 

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Thomasville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I always enjoy being out in the fresh air but overall, this park was a disappointment. My husband and walked the trail and visited the mounds but we just couldn't work up any excitement over what we were viewing. There is a nice picnic shelter but it would not be my first choice in the Tallahassee area. Restrooms are available... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

we went to the mound read the sign. we walked up the stairs at the mounds and saw nothing. we walked the path to the end and saw 1 sign on a tree and that was it. I expected to see a mound with a cutout so you could see inside and a room with artifacts but there was nothing... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Excitement with kids quickly turned to boredom. Nice quiet area if out for a stroll. I thought the mounds were impressive, a little to read and learn along the way.

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Crane, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Well, if you were to have a family reunion, this would be a great place. Trees produce lots of shade. Picnic tables and a large cement area for large groups. Area was beautiful and green. Children would be able to run and play. All there is to see are two large mounds.

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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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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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