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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...

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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Interesting learning experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Salem, Indiana
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Salem, Indiana
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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759 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 569 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank etweeden
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This enigmatic earthwork is an attraction that anyone interested in Native American history, archeology, or anthropology would consider a must see. In an impact crater long ago a culture was able to fashion this undulating serpent and align it to the moon and the sun while being unable to see the finished product except from the sky. A two level... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I was really hyped up about seeing this, had wanted to go here for years. The grounds are maintained well and there is a trail that lets you walk around the complete effigy mound. However, that is about it. We drove 3 hours to get there and walked around the effigy mound, read and saw all the items in the... More 

Thank Lisa A
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Very nice, the video was a little dry for kids, but it was interesting and a chance for the kids to see local history.

Thank Emma P
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Despite the rain, we had the opportunity to visit this historic site and hear about the cultures which have been associated with its thousands of years of existence. The ranger ( I t6hink) was so very knowledgeable about the history of the mound and we learned such a great deal from him. The video which they show i so interesting... More 

Thank fivekatzmama
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I really enjoyed visiting this mound. The natural beauty is stunning. There is even an observation tower to view the entire mound from. The hiking trails are fantastic. I enjoyed seeing the cliffs behind the mound near the creek.

Thank Shannon N
Sterling, Virginia
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153 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Drove over here as a break from a project in Dayton. Even many locals don't seem to know about it. Awesome site showing the sophistication and technology of Native Americans long before they were exposed to any other culture. Well worth a detour and a few hours to walk around.

Thank David R
Granville, Ohio
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97 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This earthwork, built by native people hundreds or thousands of years ago (it's in dispute) can be seen clearly from the observation tower at one end. A path circumnavigates the mound, and a small museum displays artifacts and dioramas. Set in a beautiful park-like reserve, this is a great spot for some history, a picnic lunch, and a chance for... More 

1 Thank WilloWanderers
Cincinnati, Ohio
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70 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Visited with a friend, my son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. The actual mound is smaller than anticipated, but the fact that it lies atop, and follows such a STEEP ridgetop makes it that much more amazing. Very nice museum and gift shop, picnic shelters, and perfect Sunday scenic drive from Cincy. Purchased a membership to Arc of Appalachia, who manage this,... More 

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