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Madira Bickel Mound State Archeological Site

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A Short But Historical Visit.

It was wet when we visited. There was no entrance fee. We went over wooden steps to see where the... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
Tampa, Florida
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Florida History

Came upon this site by just driving around. Nothing elaborate, but interesting to see & learn about... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2017
Brandon, Florida
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Sep 11, 2018
“A Short But Historical Visit.”
May 11, 2017
“Not much to see, just a Mound!!”
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

It was wet when we visited. There was no entrance fee. We went over wooden steps to see where the mounds where supposed to be located. It was not clearly marked. The area was small. There were lots of trees with Spanish moss. We were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 11, 2017

Not much to see, parking lot (small), a info sign, sidewalk and just a Mound! NOT wheelchair friendly!

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

Came upon this site by just driving around. Nothing elaborate, but interesting to see & learn about Florida history. Enjoyed the area. Apparently, there is alot of Indian History in this area.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank dhall10626
Reviewed March 22, 2016

We went here on a Saturday on our way to other parks. We hit five of them that day. We went up to see the Indian mounds. Aside from the climb to the mounds, there was not much to see there.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

Having a degree in History i give it a 2. I stopped because i love history.. Had an expectation in my head that there might be an active Archeological site. The park is small and very well kept. quite peaceful as it is a few...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Louie_Blaze
Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stopped off to see the Bickel Mound on a trip to Bradenton. It is a few miles off of hwy 19. There is a short walk through the site and then steps up to the top of the mound. It is covered in vegetation...More

Date of experience: June 2014
6  Thank ERIC353
Reviewed May 20, 2014

I feel like i have to see every state park now in case Rick Scott gets reelected, as he wants to sell a lot of parks to make more golf courses. But this mound was disappointing. its written about in many archaeological books. The nearby...More

Date of experience: May 2014
4  Thank johnny s
Reviewed January 4, 2014

In the winter months when people enjoy most walking around Florida's parks, Madeira Bickel Mound is an interesting location. Don't expect a museum or facilities - this is just a well-preserved native American mound of shell which guarded a village in an area of many...More

Date of experience: January 2014
4  Thank mcbobleonard
Reviewed June 12, 2013

nothing there just a hill to climb,full of ants,not even a porta potty,did not impress me,to say the least

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank john m
Reviewed January 10, 2013

This mound is small and not really visible - it's overgrown with trees and shrubs so you only see the top when you get there. It's in a part of the state that remains close to its true self. It reminds me of some of...More

Date of experience: December 2012
3  Thank jandc5744
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susan m
December 18, 2015|
Response from smjamison9515 |
I know it’s a few years later, but maybe if someone sees this, it’ll help them :-) We did the same thing. When you hit the fork in the road for Bayshore and Horseshoe Lp, stay to the right, on Bayshore. The address we had... More