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Address: 3850 State Route 73, Peebles, OH 45660-9128
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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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Serpent Mound, Prebbles OH

I have been at Serpent Mound 3 times. It is hauntingly majestic and a perfect repeat visit for a week-long trip that is not focused on "hurry." The effigy mound that swirls... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2015
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Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

I have been at Serpent Mound 3 times. It is hauntingly majestic and a perfect repeat visit for a week-long trip that is not focused on "hurry." The effigy mound that swirls almost 1400 feet long is less than 3' high but its best impact is when visitors view from a higher elevation. For me, this beauty is an enigma...it... More 

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Reviewed August 27, 2015

Spent two weeks planning this trip so that my sister could cross it off her bucket list. She wrote a paper on the mound many many years ago. All the photos and information made it look like it was huge and awe inspiriting, but it was not. It was neat to stand on a piece of history but I was... More 

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Salem, Ohio
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Reviewed August 26, 2015

This place is just awesome. Words just can't do it justice it's just something you have to see for yourself. There are a lot of strange facts about it that those in charge of it do their best to keep secret. So you will have to do some digging of your own online to get the truth.

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Loveland, Ohio
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Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped here on our way home from the Hocking Hills area. We were there just over an hour. We stopped in the gift shop, checked out the museum, and walked the grounds. It's a great piece of history to check out and the area is well kept.

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Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Simply incredible ancient earthworks site in Southern Ohio. Admission is free, but there is a $8 parking fee. Park is small overall, but very nicely maintained. The museum/gift shop is quaint- informative video is available there- check hours of operation. When we visited, there was practically no one else there. It is off the beaten path a ways- but worth... More 

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Northeast Ohio
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Reviewed August 11, 2015

It's quite a drive to get here on miles and miles of twisting roads. When you first arrive you should visit the visitor's center and watch the short, approx. 15 minute, movie which gives a nice overview. Outside, there is a viewing tower which you can climb to get a view of the entire mound. You can also walk around... More 

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Walterboro, South Carolina
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Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very interesting. Largest effigy mound in the world. It is a 1/4 mile easy walk to see it all. Informative film. Also really liked the book selections on archeology and early American Native peoples. Worth the round about journey to get there!

Thank Nanasue47
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Only now found out about this interesting piece of Ohio history. When you get there you watch a short video on the history of the mound. Your visit consists of walking so wear comfy shoes. There are paths leading you completely around the mound. Plus a side path that shows you a side view of the mound. Small gift shop... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Thought the mounds were so much larger then they actually are...quite disappointed. Handicap accessible and our dog was allowed on leash. You have to climb tower to get the view you expect to see. Nice quite walk, good little gift shop.

Thank Mary M
Brookville, Ohio
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Reviewed August 2, 2015

I was lead to believe that this mound was huge and when I finally got there this weekend, I was disappointed. Climbing the tower helped give you a better view of the mound, but you can walk around it fairly quickly. We walked the wooded trail behind the mound to make the trip last a little longer. The film at... More 

Thank Lauren W

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