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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
DMC714
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Bucks, Alabama
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NEW IBERIA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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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
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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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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32 helpful votes 32 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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