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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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Great Historical Place!

This is a good place to get out and walk a little while Catching up on your history too. The kids like it too And are amazed at it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Bucks, Alabama
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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164 reviews 164 reviews
43 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A tiny bit off of the main Trace. Good leg stretcher for the family. Informative plaque explains all.

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Poplarville, Mississippi
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Make sure your ticker is good and can handle the incline and stairs. We enjoyed the trip to find it as well as climbing to the top and looking out over the land...Very nice...The parking lot could be updated and more signage would be nice...

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Grandview, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The day we went to see this it was raining hard . The visitors center was very nice with several exhibits plus a hands on for children .The staff were very friendly,willing to help and answer any questions. We didn't stay to long at the exhibits outside because it was raining.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Emerald mound is huge! We stopped to see it while on the Natchez Trace. It has stairways so that you can climb to the top. When get to the top that's when you realize the vastness of the mound. There are displays with historical information that tells of the mound and the ancient Indian culture it represents.

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NEW IBERIA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

we were traveling the natchez trace and were really not sure what to expect. had a map and a book helping us decide when to stop. this was our first stop and was really quite moving. it was a good place to get out and stretch and walk to the top of the mound. loved the view from the top... More 

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Bucks, Alabama
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25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a good place to get out and walk a little while Catching up on your history too. The kids like it too And are amazed at it.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Since we were driving past Emerald Mound we decided to take a slight detour to check it out. From a historical perspective it was pretty interesting. I enjoy learning about what existed in an area before modern times so seeing an old Native American mound was interesting to me. It was something that I had never seen before and something... More 

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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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