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Emerald Mound

Natchez, MS
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Ranked #19 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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Columbus, Mississippi
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
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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281 reviews 281 reviews
116 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Laurel, Mississippi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

A gorgeous, serene stop along The Natchez Trace. Nice peaceful setting for a walk or a picnic. Watch the sunset from atop one of the two mounds and enjoy the feeling of tranquility. Whether you spend five minutes or a whole day at Emerald Mound you will not be disappointed!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I've been to Emerald Mound dozens of times, but I never grow tired of it. Impressive stop along the Natchez Trace to stretch your legs. It's quite a mound!

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Lafayette, Colorado, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The mound is what is left of a substantial village. there are two mounds connected by a pathway. I wish there were more history available at the site about the archaeology and cosmology of the place, but nevertheless, we went and enjoyed the climb up the stairs to sit upon the mound and conjecture what might have transpired there.

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Rogers, Arkansas, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Do NOT skip this should be traveling the Natchez Trace of anywhere close to Natchez. A fascinating relic from the Mississippians, you are sure to be amazed. It's just a short distance off the Natchez Trace and after climbing to the top of the mound, you can't help but marvel at the amount of work that went into the mound's... More

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Natchez, Mississippi
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It's off the Natchez Trace just a little (for now) but well worth a visit. The story of how the mound was built and used by the Indians is very interesting and an important part of our heritage. As the "second largest" it is something everyone must experience.

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