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Emerald Mound

Natchez, MS
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Ranked #18 of 32 Attractions in Natchez
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.
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Lawrence, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Columbus, Mississippi
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I can say this is not much. It is a great place for a picnic but that is it. There is a sign placed all over to let you know that there is snakes and they will bite.

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Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very eery feeling standing at the top of this awesome mound. Don't miss it! It's actually a ceremonial mound built atop a plateau (also built by the indians) that is as big as a football field. It's just beautiful.

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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116 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stopped to see Emerald Mound because of its historical significance. Impressive as it was, it could have been more well kept. get someone out to mow its sides more often! Spooky to stand on a mound where ceremonies took place 500 yrs ago.

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Knoxville, Tn
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It was just surreal that you were standing in a ceremonial ground of 10000 years ago, it was spine tingling. I just wanted to stand there for hours, imagining what went on there.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I am just beginning to learn about the activities of the American Indians that was never in any of my history books. These moundbuilders left us these giant earthen structures to view and make us wonder about their lives. I'll definitely studay know more about them when I come back.

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