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Serpent Mound

Address: 3850 State Route 73, Peebles, OH 45660
Phone Number: +1 800-752-2757
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Peebles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Picnicking
Owner description: Nominated as a World Heritage Site, Serpent Mound is a prehistoric effigy mound that was...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Picnicking
Owner description: 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Peebles, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Belmar, New Jersey
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38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Serpent Mound is important due to the accidental destruction by the early settlers of such important works. Owned by a Historical Society and maintained for tourists, Serpent Mound is the last maintained and preserved, large effigy mound in the U.S. Since visiting this remnant of a vast pre-Columbian civilization that ranged from Canada down to the Gulf of Mexico- the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I first visited Serpent Mound in 1938 when I was 7 years old. It made me imagine what life was like in Ohio during the Fort Ancient Culture times, about 600 years earlier. I re-visited the site this month, 76 years later. The tower that you climb to see the whole construction looked about the same, but the mound seemed... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

From Portsmouth it was a short, beautiful drive up into the hills. The site consists of a massive Native American earthworks in the shape of a serpent and 3 burial mounds likely from different periods. There is a tiny museum which is not enough to be boring, but enough to give you some background and put forward some provacative theories... More 

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