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Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

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Address: 3600 Indian Mound Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303-2300
Phone Number: 850-922-6007

This important site dates back to the 13th century.

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A bit of history tucked away just off Lake Jackson. Interesting mounds and history of the early peoples of that area. When you walk the area and see how close it was to the lake... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 20, 2016
Stacey C
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Lake Jackson Mounds preserves several beautifully preserved "Fort Walton" or Mississippian-era mounds and has a beautiful nature trail that winds through the remains of a 19th century plantation farming operation. The largest of the mounds is absolutely magnificent in size!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

A bit of history tucked away just off Lake Jackson. Interesting mounds and history of the early peoples of that area. When you walk the area and see how close it was to the lake, you can get a glimpse of what their life may have been like and perhaps why they chose that area to build the mounds. There... More 

Thank Stacey C
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

While traveling through Tallahassee we were looking for a place to stop for lunch and go for a walk before returning to our drive. The Lake Jackson Mounds and Archeological State Park was the perfect find. There were several trails to hike through the woods. We even did a little off trailing... wonderful! The picnic area was very nice, set... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We went to this state park and had a good time. There are plenty of pavillions for families to gather. There is also a pavillion with grill to cook. The pavillion had electircal outlets and they are situated under trees. There is a playground for kids. Clean restrooms. Not a real nature person but area was nice and clean, I... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

There are old mound sites scattered around the southeast, and the most impressively maintained ones I've seen are at Cahokia, IL (Cahokia), Macon, GA (Ocmulgee), and Blakely, GA (Kolomoki, not so far away from here). It must be said that these mounds are not as impressive as those, not are they maintained as well as those. But mounds are always... More 

Thank ScottInPTC-GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

This was one of our first stops in Tallahassee. I'd been years before, back when my family moved to the Tallahassee area, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. My boyfriend researched parks in the area and wanted to come here, so we did. We enjoyed the trail, climbing the mounds, reading the historical markers, etc. Crazy lotta mosquitoes, though! BRING THE... More 

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Thomasville, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

I always enjoy being out in the fresh air but overall, this park was a disappointment. My husband and walked the trail and visited the mounds but we just couldn't work up any excitement over what we were viewing. There is a nice picnic shelter but it would not be my first choice in the Tallahassee area. Restrooms are available... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015

we went to the mound read the sign. we walked up the stairs at the mounds and saw nothing. we walked the path to the end and saw 1 sign on a tree and that was it. I expected to see a mound with a cutout so you could see inside and a room with artifacts but there was nothing... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Excitement with kids quickly turned to boredom. Nice quiet area if out for a stroll. I thought the mounds were impressive, a little to read and learn along the way.

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Crane, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

Well, if you were to have a family reunion, this would be a great place. Trees produce lots of shade. Picnic tables and a large cement area for large groups. Area was beautiful and green. Children would be able to run and play. All there is to see are two large mounds.

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