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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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Activities: Walking, Picnicking
Description: 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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A worthwhile trip...

We visited here recently with our 10 year old grandson. He was really impressed with the mound and really benefited from seeing it from the tower. The grounds around the mound... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

After coming here with my wife the first thing we said was this is a place you stop at during a road trip. We were already in the area camping and found this place through local attractions. Very cool site and great to go see. Historically amazing for a multitude of reasons and also offers a side hike to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We visited here recently with our 10 year old grandson. He was really impressed with the mound and really benefited from seeing it from the tower. The grounds around the mound and the mound itself are well taken care of. The gift shop is really nice as well as the mini-museum. A trip worth making!

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Ripley, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Some reviews of this site are just ridiculous... I cannot believe someone gave the Serpent Mound a poor rating because the mound is only four feet high. What if we left our houses and came back 2000 years later. Seriously!!! The Serpent Mound is a must see for history buffs and especially those who enjoy pre-Columbian sites. The park ranger... More 

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Grandview Heights, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

How could the Hopewell Indians do this. Awesome huge mound. Wonderful park. Nice trails. We went last week and saw thousands of trilliums, blue bonnets and other wild flowers. What a great nature show! Went on a weekday and had it to ourselves.

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Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were down this way for the weekend and had heard about the serpent mound back when we were both in school and wanted to see the mounds in real life. There is a $8 "parking fee" which goes toward the upkeep of park and trails and bathrooms. The mounds are less impressive in person I thought they would have... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a very beautifully-kept park where on can walk along the entire length of a serpent mound created by indigenous people many centuries ago. It is fascinating to see, and the museum store and interpretive centre has an excellent 10-minute video describing the history. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife and I visited for the first time last week. Serpent wasn't as out-of-the-way as I'd imagined. We spent about an hour. The interpretation is lacking, the museum is small, but it was worth the extra trip. We compared it to Effigy Mounds NM in Iowa and it holds up well. I would say that Serpent is a Must-See,... More 

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Bellefontaine, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband I went here because we live in Ohio and have never seen this ancient serpent mound. It's a must see if you are traveling near this site. Friendly and knowledgable people work there. It's just amazing to me that this mound has lasted through hundreds of years. There is a gift shop and hiking trails.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Fascinating and not well known place of pre-historic IndianCulture. It takes about 30 minutes to explore the place which is actually men-hand hills which resemble snake who swallow the sun. There is a tour where you can observe it. There is a tiny museum. It costs about 6-8$ for car. It is nice to combine it with a trip in... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Hour drive or less from Cincinnati Serpent Mounds wonderful place to enjoy with any history buff, see Amish Stores in Adams county. Beautiful countryside , quaint little churches , rolling hills. So close to big city yet here you are in the country. I think it was 8 or 10 dollars to get in the park , visitor's center. Easy... More 

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Address: Address: 3850 State Route 73, Peebles, OH 45660
Phone Number: +1 800-752-2757
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Peebles

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