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Emerald Mound

Natchez, MS
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Ranked #14 of 30 Attractions in Natchez
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.
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Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.
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Crowell, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It doesn't take much imagination to picture the perfect green lawn atop the mound as the site of a temple complex for the Mississippian Indians hundreds of years ago. The mound is impressive simply to look at, but if you download the information brochure about the history of the mound from the national park service website you get a much... More 

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encinitas, CA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Large mound with hidden meaning and significance. Was studied in 1949, and a theory has been illustrated on site...but who knows? A worthy stop on the Natchez Trace.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were cycling along the Nachez Trace and stopped at the Emerald Mound. It is an interesting place to visit but really all that is there is the football-size mount. We climbed to the top and surveyed the scene, imagined what might have gone on there in ages past and then left. Probably a 10-20 minute stop for most people.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We actually returned to this location to study it in greater detail. It is quite large, and it is located remotely enough to allow you the quiet needed to feel the spiritually of the area. There is lots of historical information available regarding the archaeological digs conducted over the years. It is worth taking the time to visit it if... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is the second largest Indian Mound in the America's. It will give the visitor insight into the civilization and religion of the native Indians.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is about 1 1/2 mi. Off the Trace, but worth the time. Walk to the top, imagine building that a basketfull of dirt at a time! Imagine what was there! Very inspiring!

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Jayess, Mississippi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Don't miss this stop on the trace. It's only a few minutes off the trace, and you can't capture how big this mound is in photos. Take the time to enjoy this historical stop and climb to the very top.

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Pulaski
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67 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had seen pictures of this as we traveled along the Natchez Trace Parkway and was so glad to see it in person. The history of the mound is interesting.

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Griffin, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A bit of a climb to get to the top of the mound, but it gives you a real sense of the culture and life of the Natchez. Before we visited Emerald Mound, we toured the Grand Village of the Natchez which gave us a feel for what every day life would have been like at Emerald Mound. Worth the... More 

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Harrison, Arkansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The history is interesting at what the Mound is and how it was made , but there isn't much to see ... about 5 minutes will do it.

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