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Address: 1219 County Road 187, Danville, AL 35619
Phone Number: +1 256-905-2494
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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We were staying in Birmingham Al for business and decided to have a trip out to see this centre and also the Jesse Owens Museum which is close by. We visited on a Sunday soon... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 27, 2016
KaycShropshire
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Brescia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We were in the area visiting the Jesse Owens Museum. The Oakville mounds were interesting, and we thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The volunteer was very friendly and informative. The museum has more artifacts than I've ever seen before! The facility's roads were a little confusing to navigate. They have several events throughout the year- check before you go.

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Brescia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We were staying in Birmingham Al for business and decided to have a trip out to see this centre and also the Jesse Owens Museum which is close by. We visited on a Sunday soon after opening at 12.00 and we were the only ones there! We found it very interesting and met the guy who works there and he... More 

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Hatton, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

If you like Indian artifacts and history, This building holds thousands of stones,tools, jewelry, weapons. Build as home base for the Lawrence County Indian Education. The Echoda Cherokee Indiand Tribe, history runs in the blood of many of the citizens of Lawrence County.

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Moulton, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Each year there is a native American Pow Wow that is worth seeing. Younger children will find it educational and there are lots of displays depicting life during the Civil War as well as pioneer days. Some fairly good arts and craft displays as well as food vender's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

this place has tons of artifacts and things to discover we originally came here to watch our son run in the jesse owens classic xc race but we ended up staying longer to get to go through and enjoy this area..nice area very clean and very well maintained..go by and c all the cool neat things they have here recommened

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

Teddy Reed the educational adviser made a surprising trip fun. He was extremely informative about all the artifacts that were on display.

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Thank Patricia B
Springdale, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you want to learn some Indian history this is definitely the place to go. The employee was so knowledgeable he made it very interesting. People of all ages would enjoy this museum many hands on things to experience. Best part its free.

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Owens Crossroads, AL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Fascinating how this mound was built by hand. Do wish the grounds had more interpretive plaques. Did not go to the Center. This is close to the Jesse Owens birthplace, grounds and museum.

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Bogor, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a FREE museum with a large number of arrowheads and various other Native American artifacts. The man working there went out of his way to give my young boys an excellent experience and let them use some costumes and a blow gun. This is located in a pleasant park containing two Indian Mounds. Certainly worth a visit if... More 

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Dexter, KS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

What a place. The mum was built like an Indian lodge. It was easy to navigate. The person in charge was very knowledgeable. I learned a lot in my too short visit. We did not make it out onto the grounds with so much to see inside the lodge. They said they host a lot of school groups, mostly around... More 

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