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

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Interesting Historical Site

We added Emerald Mound to our "must see" list on a day trip to Natchez and were not disappointed. It will not take much of your time to stop at the mound, but it is a trip worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Alexandria, Louisiana
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Austin, TX
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79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Because people have destroyed and built homes and businesses on top of the village of the Natchez, very little remains. There is a walking trail, very small museum, gift shop with handmade items and great books. I encourage people to go and sign the book. Make a donation at the museum. Watch the 7 minute video before walking the grounds.... More 

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Brea, California
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37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Located a short drive off the Trace. You miss nothing if you drive on by. Big hill with Native American history. Great place to let the kids go crazy and run themselves tired (then quiet in the car, later). Not much to see other than the hill and information board. Close drive to Natchez.

Thank Retiredoldguys
Fort Myers, Florida
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141 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This site could use a museum and artifacts in my opinion. It's about a mile of the parkway along a well work access road. It's historically significant and could use more investment in an effort to highlight First Nation (native american) society before the white man.

Thank Dan C
San Antonio,TX
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Worth the short drive along Natchez Trace. Climb to the top for a view of the countryside. Learn how the Indians constructed the mound and the temples that once stood here.

Thank TexasCFO
Alexandria, Louisiana
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We added Emerald Mound to our "must see" list on a day trip to Natchez and were not disappointed. It will not take much of your time to stop at the mound, but it is a trip worth making. The scenic Natchez Trace drive on the way there will also make your effort worthwhile. Stunning.

Thank MrsJessicaRae
Chester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Stopped on our drive along the Trace Parkway and while the burial mound is an interesting relic of an ancient civilisation, it doesn't warrant more than a 10 or 15 minute visit.W

Thank bertiet_11
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank Sheridan S
Dothan, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Harold L
Asheville, North Carolina
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

Thank WacoWoody
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69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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!

Thank Heather M

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