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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Grandview Heights, Ohio, United States
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Grandview Heights, Ohio, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Flint
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Anchorage, Alaska
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This mound is the only one like it found in the world. Mystery abounds about its meaning, origins, and sometimes even its age. It's particularly nice around the time of full moons and other celestial phenomena. Pagan rituals happen to please whatever it is they like to bring attention to. Still, daytimes are good for kids, and climbing the tower... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

No artifacts have Ben associated with the mound. Although Adena and Fort Ancient cultures inhabited the area. At 1300+ feet long it is amazing that they could have built it with Stone Age tools.

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Austintown, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Was a cold day, visitor center closed, but mound was interesting, with a pretty overlook to the river. Would have liked a brochure from the place.

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