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Address: 3850 State Route 73, Peebles, OH 45660-9128
Phone Number: +1 800-752-2757
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Nominated as a World Heritage Site, Serpent Mound is a prehistoric effigy...

Nominated as a World Heritage Site, Serpent Mound is a prehistoric effigy mound that was constructed by Native Americans at least 900 years ago, possibly much earlier. The earthwork depicts a serpentine form, 1,348 feet long, and represents the pinnacle of a flourishing ancient culture.

Visitors can walk around the Serpent earthwork, and view three other ancient burial mounds. A museum, open seasonally, contains examples of ancient Native American tools, interpretive information, and an orientation video. The gift shop features authentic Native American made items, local artwork, archaeology books, and many fun gifts for children.

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Nice Scenery with Excellent Structure Made in the Ground

It has a walkway where you can walk around the Serpent Mound. There is also a tower where you can have an over look view. There is 2 bathroooms , a museum , and a giftshop. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mochi C
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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has a walkway where you can walk around the Serpent Mound. There is also a tower where you can have an over look view. There is 2 bathroooms , a museum , and a giftshop. Good Quality for all of these.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The serpent mound sits out in rural Ohio in the midst of farmland and trees. The site creeps up on you -- it's impossible to see until you are almost on top of it. But when you climb up to the top of the viewing tower, you see the snake unfurl across the landscape. Be sure to watch the video... More 

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Shelby, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a sight to behold. Have seen the mounds in books etc. But had to see for myself and walk along its path.

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Thank Catherine L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the biggest of the mound effigies in the U.S.--in the world even. The site is beautifully kept up, with a small museum and gift shop a short walk from the mound itself. There is a kind of watch tower allowing you to view the mound from above, but still you can't see the whole of it. You have... More 

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my trip to this site...very interesting museum and film and many cool trinkets to consider in the gift shop. HOWEVER, I did buy a nice t-shirt but when I got home and put it on my wife said it actually looked like a big sperm on my shirt...so consider that before buying a shirt! I don't wear... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your interested in the ancient history of the Americas, this is a great place to see something that was probably far more prevalent that we thought. Great introduction in the Visitors Center and a easy walk around the mound and the burial mounds. I was amazed at how different parts of the serpent aligned with the solstice and other... More 

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Baltimore, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been hearing about Serpent Mound on all of the Alien tv shows. So we drove from the Columbus area to check it out, and I'm not really sure it was worth the drive. It's out there, not near anything except a crappy ice cream stand (that took 15 minutes to get my ice cream and malt, and they don't... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Growing up near a large Mound Site in Southern Indiana I was intrigued when I read about Serpent Mound. The mystery that surrounds it combined with the history that is known makes it a rare combination that is a must see. The observation tower is a must so that you can view the entire serpent as well as the surrounding... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I have visited several times and notice a little more each time, and the facility is slightly improved each visit. There are a couple trails worth hiking in the woods surrounding the serpent. Pretty darn impressive!

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The Great Serpent Mound is a little difficult to find but once you are there it is worth seeing this ancient historical site. We arrived early in the morning and with the fog just lifting from the area, the site had a mystical/magical feel about it. The video and museum are worth seeing to understand the historical significance of this... More 

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