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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Bellefontaine, Ohio
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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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Anchorage, Alaska
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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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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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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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Peebles, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Great Serpent Mound in Southern Ohio may be the largest mound effigy. Located in Adams County, Ohio near Locust Grove, it is shrouded in mystery as to who these ancient builders were and how they may have known to build the effigy on the rim of a 350 million year old meteorite strike. The impact, one of only 28... More 

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Ogden, UT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Serpent Mound has a very nice visitor center and gift shop, but the Mound is incredible to walk around. It's great that they have the Observation Tower - without it the visit would be less impressive.

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St Augustine FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The way the serpent was formed using the natural lay of the environment was fascinating. The tower provided a good overlook of the serpent. The video was informative. Staff were friendly and I loved it when the woman brought out a boa constrictor to show us. Small site but well worth a stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We visited on a perfect Fall day. Although the drive takes a bit of time, it is really worth it. Countryside is beautiful. The park has left the mound tell it's own story. It is refreshing that it has not been commercialized in anyway. Little ones will like the gift shop. Take time to watch the video clips, really interesting.

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