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Emerald Mound

Natchez, MS
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Ranked #18 of 29 attractions in Natchez
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Rogers, Arkansas, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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
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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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Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Make sure to read up on the history of the mound before you go. Signage did not include enough background info for me.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is, I think, the second-largest ceremonial mound in the U.S. Make the stop! It's worth it. There is the lower mound, accessible by ramp, and the upper mound, which has a set of stairs.

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Roanoke
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24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Just off the Natchez Trace Parkway and worth a short stop to imagine Native American life 1000's of years ago.

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Round Rock, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Not to be missed on the Natchez Trace journey, Emerald Mound is only a few minutes off the main road a few miles North of Natchez, MS.. Even though the mound has print narrative on site, it is best to review the history of the Mound Building societies of North America, including the geographic magnitude across mid-America as far West... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
70 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

It is much bigger than it looks in the pictures and you are welcome to climb it. (There are stairs.) That said, it is not something special. And I am Native American myself, so I totally understand the significance and importance of Indian mounds. Just being honest, you should not skip it, but do not expect to spend a lot... More

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NEW WINDSOR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

So many chiefs and no Indians. Interesting history but nothing about the astronomical significance here

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Trace is one of my favorite places to go. So much history and not an 18 wheeler in sight!!! We decided to visit Emerald Mound and found it to be very peaceful. We accepted the invitation to go to the top and had quite a discussion about Native American culture with our 10 year old grandson. He was so... More

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

this is the 2nd largest indian mound according to the exhibit. Was an OK diversion off the Natchez Trace Parkway

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