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

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Pretty historical site

One of the spots we stopped at while traveling the Natchez Trace. Love to walk around historical sites and imagine the old days.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Dothan, United States
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Really great, wonderfully preserved example of Native American mounds. This was the first mound I visited, and I was in MS on an archaeological dig actually investigating mounds so this was quite a special trip for me because the mounds are very easy to see, whereas the mounds we were digging on were hard to see as they were mostly... More 

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Dothan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

One of the spots we stopped at while traveling the Natchez Trace. Love to walk around historical sites and imagine the old days.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A feeling of reverence engulfs you. It is a strange place. You feel the power of it. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Have been here twice now. Worth seeing. The thought of natives building this mound with mere baskets full of dirt is amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you can sense the energy of a place you would like making a visit to Emerald Mound. It's a very large Native American built mound. It seemed to me I could still feel lingering traces of the life that area once supported. The surrounding area is beautiful and tranquil. If you like such I recommend the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was our last stopping off point on the Natchez Park Trace and frankly was a bit of a disappointment. Basically it is exactly what it says on the tin, an Emerald Mound (green grass covered hill) apart from an information board about the Natchez Indians and how they lived there is nothing else there. I suppose it would be... More 

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League City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

In one way, this was just a very large mound of dirt covered in grass. In another way, this is a place where an advanced culture once held court for those they ruled. There is no museum with examples of artifacts, and the map is simple, but from the top of the secondary mound, it is clear that a people... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was exactly what we expected to see out here. Of course we read the information boards then climbed to the top to admire the view. Hard to imagine moving that much dirt with buckets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Although it took quite a little while to find the mounds--I am glad that we took the time. They are very beautiful and the area well kept. Information available on plaques to learn more about the history there.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I understand the historical significance, but more signage was needed. We climbed to the top and walked the mound itself, but there just wasn't enough specific information to get much out of the stop.

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