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Serpent Mound

Peebles, OH
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Peebles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking, Picnicking
Description: Built to represent a snake, this mound measures 1,360 by 20 feet.
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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

This effigy mound is a must see. The observation tower allows one to see it in its entirety. The alignments are marked and very interesting. There is another mound on the property and it seems to point at something across the way... There is also a cute little museum and gift shop

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Mukilteo, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We traveled all the way from Washington State just to see this amazing animal effigy mound - beautifully and respectfully maintained by folks who care! I consider this site on par with Stonehenge and the Pyramids at Giza - stunning geometrical and astronomical calculations went into its creation demonstrating that its creators were sophisticated thinkers. :) I had broken my... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a great stop for views of the local area and to take you back to 4th grade Ohio history. I have always wanted to see this effigy mound, it is really incredible. There is a platform you can climb to get an arial view and a path around the whole thing. There is a small center where you... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Was on a local motorcycle trip and stopped by. You need to go up on tower to get full view. The little museum is very nice and the people working were so helpful. We were excited to learn about the mound and see it. Great Ohio day trip and historical must see for kids studying Ohio history!!!! Nice shelter houses... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

just a really interesting and educational place to visit. Loved the view from the tower. Grounds were kept very nice, restrooms were very clean. Nice gift shop and museum. Worth the trip for sure

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Wooster, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Grandson had read about this in one of his books at school so was really interested in seeing this in person.. We got there later in the evening so we didn't have to pay to park but we were free to walk around the mounds. Very interesting.. these mysterious mounds are in the shape of a snake… they are not... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had not been here since I was a kid, and it has not changed much. I really enjoyed revisiting this area.

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Columbus, Ohio
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It looks more impressive in pictures but that's okay! You should read about the geology of the area, it's pretty fascinating. I'd hike around the nearby trails, climb the observation tower and add it to a list of other regional sites. Taken as a whole, the Hopewell/Adena/Fort Ancient histories and sites are amazing. Many many unanswered questions to ponder. The... More

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Glenville, West Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have always wanted to visit this place, being interested in historical oddities such as this. I enjoyed learning about the history of the place and the significance of the serpent's undulations. Mind you, that this type of thing isn't for every one. Don't look for excitement here...only intellectual stimulation. There were three, what appeared to be, "new age" practitioners... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you like to visit historical sites, this is a cool place to visit. You can go on a tower and see it from higher up, walk a path around it and there is even a trail in the woods. I do however think that $7 for parking is ridiculous. (Which is why I gave it a 3)

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