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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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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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210 reviews 210 reviews
113 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Saw a show about the mound and wanted to go see.( Fee $7) Went into the center and the man there was very informative and helpful. There is a small museum inside and a gift shop. After talking the man for awhile he suggested going to the tower to get an over look. The steps were a little bit to... More

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Newark, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Summer Solstice is special here a weekend of ceremony and celebration. Lots of vendors and educational seminars. A place for all ages to experience I so love this place the Mound is located in an ancient crater that makes it very unique. So if you are in South Eastern Ohio please join us.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went out to Serpent Mound for an afternoon day trip. The mound was a bit smaller than any of us expected, but it was still quite impressive. We started at the visitor's center and then went to the tower to see the shape from above. You can visit the site in about 45 minutes, but there is also a... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This was a very peaceful break in our car trip across Ohio from Cincinnati. There is a lookout tower, which you should definitely climb, so that you can get more perspective on this Native American burial mound (in the shape of a snake). There is a gift shop and small museum, neither of which had anything interesting to offer. But... More

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Ferdinand, IN
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

An interesting place to explore. We started in the gift shop and museum then climbed the tower to get a full view of the mound before walking the path around it. There are also places along the path to view the beautiful scenery that surrounds the mound. It is such a peaceful area. We went in the fall and the... More

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Kansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We made a fall vacation to Ohio around a visit to Serpent Mound, because we've always wanted to see it - and it's amazing! How could anyone even think of such a thing? Located on a plateau, the snake is 1,330 feet long and averages about 3 feet in height. From a coiled tail the mound-serpent body weaves back and... More

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