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Serpent Mound

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Address: 3850 State Route 73, Peebles, OH 45660
Phone Number: +1 800-752-2757
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Nominated as a World Heritage Site, Serpent Mound is a prehistoric effigy...

Nominated as a World Heritage Site, Serpent Mound is a prehistoric effigy mound that was constructed by Native Americans at least 900 years ago, possibly much earlier. The earthwork depicts a serpentine form, 1,348 feet long, and represents the pinnacle of a flourishing ancient culture.

Visitors can walk around the Serpent earthwork, and view three other ancient burial mounds. A museum, open seasonally, contains examples of ancient Native American tools, interpretive information, and an orientation video. The gift shop features authentic Native American made items, local artwork, archaeology books, and many fun gifts for children.

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Effigy Mound

At nearly a 1/4 mile long, this is one of the largest effigy figures in North America. There are also three mounds at this site. There is a tower that provides a better view than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At nearly a 1/4 mile long, this is one of the largest effigy figures in North America. There are also three mounds at this site. There is a tower that provides a better view than from the ground. This Park is closed in the winter but you can still visit if you self-pay an $8 parking fee. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a random but we decided to just stop, it is the off season so this had us being the only one there. Which made this experience to be perfect..all in all I plan on going back and taking my son, great experience for children

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to head out on a warm fall afternoon and had a wonderful time. The mound itself is so neat to look at and provides itself easily to an educational opportunity for all. The grounds are kept up well and there are many hiking trails that we didn't even know were there. We can wait to plan some day... More 

Thank Kate S
Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After watching more than one television show that mentioned Serpent Mound and all its mysteries, we decided to make a visit and really get a feel for the place. What an incredible journey it was! That weekend, we spent our time seeing several different mound sites and taking in the history, but this one by far was the most interesting... More 

Thank BradandStacy41
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband, a native of Ohio, as always wanted to visit this site. The history, the mystery, and the view of this amazing effigy is great! Enjoy!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We enjoyed seeing the mounds. Parking was close by and trail was clearly marked. Mind boggling to think about how old these mounds are believed to be. I liked that there wasn't a lot of clutter. Informative and educational. I didn't like that the museum has such limited operating hours. Parking fee of $8.00 was on the honor system.

Thank Deb M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have always wanted to see this and figured it would also be educational for the kids since we homeschool. Unfortunately, the museum is only open on the weekends in the fall so we weren't able to access much of the educational aspect itself, but there are informational markers along the serpent trail and the mound itself really got their... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Serpent Mound is the largest effigy mound on planet Earth. Walk the length of the Serpent, or on one of the nature trails. Bring a lunch and enjoy the quiet, natural surroundings. Super knowledgable, friendly staff.

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Salem, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I love the fact that this is located in an out of the way part of south central Ohio...the back roads were beautiful at the end of October. Very clean museum with helpful staff, and I learned a lot from the 15 minute video...I recommend watching it before going out to the mound itself. You can get the best effect... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The longest prehistoric serpent effigy in the world. Located about 90 minutes east of Cincinnati. Take the I-275 ring road to exit xx, Ohio Route 3. Take 32 east to rout 41 North, and route 41 North to route 73 North. Rout 73 North will get you to Serpent Mound. The snake effigy is between 1 and 3 feet high,... More 

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