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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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Worth the detour

If you're driving the Natchez Trace near the Southern Terminus near Natchez, MS, you ought to stop here and climb the mound and appreciate the effort that the Natchez mound... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Yvette S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're driving the Natchez Trace near the Southern Terminus near Natchez, MS, you ought to stop here and climb the mound and appreciate the effort that the Natchez mound builders made to create this huge mound. Unfortunately no structures remain, only a few faded interpretive panels to explain the significance of the mound. However, it is the second largest... More 

Thank Yvette S
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn;t thrilled with driving to see an Indian mound, but when you see the impressive area and learn how it was formed, the drive becomes worth it.

Thank rcsan
Banbridge, Ireland
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a nice drive out to the mould, and an enjoyable short walk. But there isn't much info about the place once you get there.

Thank Stenners14
New York City, New York
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154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I will admit that before we went here I read a lot of information on the Mississippian Indians and the Emerald Mound history. This made the visit more enjoyable, as when we went, late in the afternoon on a Monday before New Years, There were only two signs, one in the parking lot and one on the top of the... More 

Thank Douglas T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Emerald mound is the second largest Indian mound in North America. It is under the care of the Dept. Of interior and they do a super job. It is generally green all year, the walk up to the first plateau is black topped , the steps to the Sun Gods site have recently been rebuilt but its steep yet solid... More 

Thank castlenatchez
Natchez, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Emerald Mound was a popular destination for field trips while I was growing up in Natchez. It is a beautiful and serene spot to stop and relax at while traveling the Natchez Trace Parkway. Bring a picnic lunch and wear good walking shoes as there a quit a few steps to get to the top.

Thank 2WheelTerry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Use your imagination please and try to picture what it was. With tender loving care it could be a special attraction.

Thank darling1100
Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 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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151 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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

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