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Angel Mounds State Historic Site

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Address: 8215 Pollack Avenue, Evansville, IN 47715
Phone Number: (812)853-3956
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Spur of moment trip into Indiana Native American History

Upon entering the interpretive center I was quickly met and lay out of facility and grounds introduced to me. The was a $7.00 fee, which I gladly paid as that is how this center... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kgeorge16
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon entering the interpretive center I was quickly met and lay out of facility and grounds introduced to me. The was a $7.00 fee, which I gladly paid as that is how this center funds itself. Lots of information about the Native tribes and then you go out to see the mounds and reconstructed stockade, and round house. The mounds... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been wanting to visit this site for years. This month we were able to go one morning in mid-week. Even though a bus tour and a camp program were going on, we were able to visit the displays and museum at leisure. Though it was typical hot, humid summer weather, several of us walked out to the larger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

As a teacher, I found this site to be a great place to learn more about Indiana's early people. I was able to use what I learned back in my classroom thanks to the visitor's center with the displays of artifacts and dioramas. It is fascinating to imagine that a large village of people once lived on this land and... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We walked the entire outer perimeter of the site, The wall was very interesting as was the ancient hut from the time of Columbus.

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Saint Louis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The history is here, but the condition of the museum needed help. I am maybe unfair by comparing this to Cahokia Mounds in Illinois. I wish the Museum could expand, and maybe a replica village be built, or at least a wood walkway to the few and far apart structures outside. We had to walk in wet grass, and mud... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

There is a lot of a life-size dioramas in the museum. We were there in the spring and no one was there. The good thing was it didn't cost us anything but the bad thing is we couldn't get any questions answered. There's several reconstructed buildings with minimal explanations. The main mound was fairly large but that is all there... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

After hearing so much about it, I was disappointed after finally visiting. The facility is very lack luster. It had nothing that made it very exciting to look at. As for the mounds, well you can't really tell what is what. I can see it's value for students on a field trip that is done by a guide that actually... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The museum was informative and gift shop was neat. I liked hiking the trails around the mounds but as a hiker, I thought the trails needed updated. There are markers for trails but the layout was confusing plus the "trails" really were just a section of grass that had been walked on.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This prehistoric village and mound complex was excavated for 30 years by the State, resulting in no remaining mounds of the period at the site today. The sole survivor belongs to an earlier time period. The reconstructed palisade is nice, and the interpretive center is also nice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

With an afternoon to kill in Evansville, and lovely (if windy) spring weather, we opted to spend a couple of hours at Angel Mounds. And found it disappointing. Indoors is a large, modern looking visitor center, with rather dated displays that are mostly aimed at children. (Dioramas of Native American life.) Few artifacts, little info on the archeological dig.) Then,... More 

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