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Indian Shell Mound Park

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Address: Iberville Drive, Dauphin Island, AL

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Short walk

There's not much there but it's s nice short walk. Saw some interesting birds. Also, when we walked to the pond behind the trail we saw a small gator!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Franklin, Tennessee
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Franklin, Tennessee
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's not much there but it's s nice short walk. Saw some interesting birds. Also, when we walked to the pond behind the trail we saw a small gator!

Thank weijers1
Fairhope, Alabama
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78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is a lovely park and very quiet. We hiked over the mounds and through the forest. There are benches scattered through the park, inviting you to sit and meditate. It's hard to believe that Native Americans built these mounds more than 11,000 years ago. You can get a sense of tranquility just walking around. CAVEAT: don't go when it's... More 

2 Thank Theresa L
St. Louis, MO
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This place had 4 parking spots, and you just walk into this little park and walk a path. The soil on the path had broken clam shells. We walked in a circle and then left. Not much info to read either, could have made us appreciate it more, but we tried.

Thank fenton_girl
Oak Lawn, Illinois
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62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Very buggy!! We we attacked by mosquitoes. Buuuut, we did find the pathways beautiful and loved the old tree that we took a picture with too. The shells are visible, but not overwhelming. It was a nice place to stop for a little walk but I don't think we'd go back again.

1 Thank Michelle n
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place to visit, however be sure to bring bug spray or you'll regret it. Also be careful and watch your step there are a few holes.

Thank Logan H
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

not sure a bout this one a sleeper unless your into this it is kept up grass cut so on but not much here for this fellow

Thank greg o
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful greenery and trees, encountered some bug bites. The mound was not what we expected. It was a nice place to take a few pictures and get a little exercise.

Thank Kami S
Phil Campbell, Alabama, United States
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We decided to see what was here and discovered it was a free little park built to preserve the area where Indians once discarded many shells over the years. Great little walk in the park!

1 Thank BamaGal83
Wetumpka, Alabama
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I have always imagined the shell mounds would a large mound of shells, bleached and white in the sun. We arrive and follow one of the paths up the small mound covered in ancient trees ad giant Lantana taller than myself. I glanced down and suddenly realized I was on a shell mound, Wow, So great an experience to walk... More 

Thank jat53
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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224 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

A lovely little walk around ancient shell mounds. The first thing you notice are the remnants of oyster shells underfoot as you head up the trail over the mounds. Neat! The entire little park seems like a hidden, tropical garden, even though it's actually surrounded by homes in a neighborhood. It really seems like a magical place. My family and... More 

2 Thank Luckyone2002

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