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

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More than just a mound of dirt

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
George_Macke
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League City, Texas
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A tiny bit off of the main Trace. Good leg stretcher for the family. Informative plaque explains all.

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Poplarville, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Make sure your ticker is good and can handle the incline and stairs. We enjoyed the trip to find it as well as climbing to the top and looking out over the land...Very nice...The parking lot could be updated and more signage would be nice...

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Grandview, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The day we went to see this it was raining hard . The visitors center was very nice with several exhibits plus a hands on for children .The staff were very friendly,willing to help and answer any questions. We didn't stay to long at the exhibits outside because it was raining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Emerald mound is huge! We stopped to see it while on the Natchez Trace. It has stairways so that you can climb to the top. When get to the top that's when you realize the vastness of the mound. There are displays with historical information that tells of the mound and the ancient Indian culture it represents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

we were traveling the natchez trace and were really not sure what to expect. had a map and a book helping us decide when to stop. this was our first stop and was really quite moving. it was a good place to get out and stretch and walk to the top of the mound. loved the view from the top... More 

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Address: Address: Natchez, MS
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Natchez

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