We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Serpent Mound

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 3850 State Route 73, Peebles, OH 45660
Phone Number: +1 800-752-2757
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 95 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Mostly for cultural history buffs

We visited Serpent Mound last week while taking a rural drive east of Cincinnati on a hot & humid sunny Ohio day. The site is comparatively small, which was a blessing when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
threadhead
,
London, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
London, Canada
Level Contributor
73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Serpent Mound last week while taking a rural drive east of Cincinnati on a hot & humid sunny Ohio day. The site is comparatively small, which was a blessing when walking the grounds because we weren't out in the weather for more than an hour. Entry is ostensibly free but you are required to pay an $8 vehicle... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Super neat ceremonial serpent shaped earth mound used by ancient native cultures. There's a viewing tower so you can see the whole serpent form. The site has a cute little gift shop with fossils, rocks, and Native American stuff. Well worth a visit. Wish we brought a picnic with us as there were plenty of picnic tables under shady trees.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
73 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We liked seeing themounds and the tower you can climb to be a better view. There is a small museum and a little gift shop. Best part was e history of eye mounds and the way the serpent was created without modern tools and blueprints!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leesburg, Ohio
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you want to learn more about the history of the area and a little about the Indians that lived in this area long before we did, then you need to check this out

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A small state park preserving a great cultural site. It is amazing what these people created. There is a nice walking trail that takes you around the mound, and there is a viewing tower to give you a elevated view. Could be a little more signage and information, but site is still interesting. Admision/Parking fee of $8 per car gets... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very interresting archeological site - it's only a short walk around the mound on a paved foot path; short cllimb to the top of a tower to get an overview and take a good picture of the mound; small gift shop/museum that has a quick video with some history. The folks who work there are very happy to talk to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
MONROE
Level Contributor
61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Wow! This is amazing. Worth a trip just to say "I've been there"! We took our son visiting from Oregon and we were all impressed. A "secret" Ohio treasure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
137 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ripley, West Virginia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Serpent Mound also viewed

 

Been to Serpent Mound? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Serpent Mound

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Serpent Mound staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?