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Address: Natchez, MS
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.

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Emerald Mound

Well this is a big hill. My grandfather really wanted to see this and so we went and it was just really weird to think that people moved all this dirt to make a huge hill. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Rachel W
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Well this is a big hill. My grandfather really wanted to see this and so we went and it was just really weird to think that people moved all this dirt to make a huge hill. We climbed to the very top and it was quite impressive, however the bugs were EVERYWHERE. The whole time we were up there, was... More 

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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Travellers looking for spiffy tourist sites with lots of bright signage and endless "interpretive" displays in comfy buildings which have easy parking, coffee kiosks and gift shops, if you are seeking a "developed", predigested carnival ride-- don't stop here. Emerald Mound is a enormous raised flat surface with small mounds on each end. The Natchez took years to build it... More 

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Waveland, Mississippi
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

After spending the day visiting another mound and other areas around Natchez, this was a pleasant surprise. It really is in the middle of nowhere, but after climbing to the top I realized how beautiful the view was. Great for kids and a short climb to the top.

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Stonington, Connecticut
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Second largest mound in the US. Again, out in the middle of nowhere, we just chanced upon it but the size of it and knowing the history was like being in an outdoor church.

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Lewisville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

This was not a particularly interesting stop on the Natchez Trace. There is a paucity of signage explaining the mound and its significance. If you're interested in Native American culture, you would be advised to read up on this mound before visiting. The road to it off of the Natchez Trace is not well paved. You walk up a short... More 

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Crowell, Texas
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35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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62 helpful votes 62 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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