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“Alabama's little known history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Moundville Archaeological Park

Moundville Archaeological Park
10375 Moundville Archaeological Park, Moundville, AL 35474
205 371 2234
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Moundville
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Dig (archeology)
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Owner description: This campground is home to a reconstructed Indian ground.
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“Alabama's little known history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Moundville park is a green retreat with a circular walking path used by local residents among the remains of no less than 29 mounds arranged in a huge circle(kind of) suggesting lavish gatherings in prehistoric times for ceremonies, dances, music, games and trading all in the time-honored southern style of good times,,,,,,,,,,which have not really ended. Every October , the Park showcases the culture of southeastern tribes that descended from the mississipian moundbuilders who built Moundville. No where else is the opportunity to experience the life, tradition and culture of southeastern tribes as in Moundville!
Now, to mention the museum! This is a top-knotch presentation and engaging museum experience. Not to be missed and worth the trip to Tuscaloosa and beyond to the Moundville Archaeological park!

Visited October 2013
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135 reviews 135 reviews
54 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Hidden gem.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

While the park is well known to locals and archaeology/anthropology enthusiasts, most visitors are unaware of the park.

Every visitor I've taken has been shocked to see the large size and number of hand made mounds.

The remodeled museum looks great.

The riverside pavilion includes a large kitchen, as well as HVAC and a fireplace. It is a great "and affordable" event location.

The only issue with the park is the secret entrance locals use to get in at night.

Visited May 2013
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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“fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

there are several reasons why moundville is incredible. it's beautiful, for one. it's an incredible archaeological site, for another. and the park has one of the better museums i've seen in a long time! seriously! it's small, but they're managed to do an incredible amount with the space they have. and the park itself is just impressive!

Visited September 2013
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West Blocton, Alabama
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“visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Have been going here for years and love to see the Mounds and all old things and new additions. If you have never been you need to go.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was an amazing find when I was travelling alone several years ago. Now the museum has been renovated and it is even more interesting. The artifacts found at this site are like none I have ever seen in North America and will blow you away, especially if you are a Native American history buff.

Visited June 2013
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