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Just at the base of a the mound, is a well designed modern museum that, when we visited, had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David K
Ranson, West Virginia

The museum was closed on Monday so we came back a few days later. Very interesting and educational... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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This historic site features a mysterious 69-foot-high Native American burial mound that was built between 250 and 150 B.C.
801 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV 26041-2241
+1 304-843-4128
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just at the base of a the mound, is a well designed modern museum that, when we visited, had exhibits about the mound but also about the prehistoric history of the area. Another exhibit focused on a WV company that made china and another on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was closed on Monday so we came back a few days later. Very interesting and educational. While it is self guided there are people there that are very helpful and informative if you have questions.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is right across from the prison and it is massive. We were not able to go in due to it being closed when we were there. However, it was neat to just see it in person. This will be a definite view next time.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Squirmy76
Reviewed July 12, 2019

I visit the Mound several times a year. It’s free, there are lots of interesting things to look at inside, the view from the top of the Mound is great. There is usually an activity table upstairs with crafts for children. I signed up for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WanderlustTraveler21
Reviewed June 29, 2019

The Mound museum is wonderful! Lots of interesting exhibits and artifacts for adults and children. Very tranquil and easy to navigate. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Great little gift shop too! Wished I saw photos of the skeletons or mummies.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2019

Mound was massive. Way bigger in person. The complex was awesome. So many artifacts on display. I very much enjoyed everything.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Myankello
Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Nice prehistory review. The mound is cool, but the information in the museum brings it to life. The view.from the top of the mound is worth the climb.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank WickedWriter
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Hard to believe that the native American's thousand years ago built these mounds and tunnels to bury there dead, the size is huge.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dick S
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

I went here to get a good view of the penitentiary. It’s a steep climb without handrails but it was worth it. It’s hard to imagine that there are really people buried here. It must have been difficult to get bodies up there. The museum...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Amy545
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic addition to our tour of the penitentiary. The views were fabulous and the museum was very informative we enjoyed browsing the exhibits. We got great pictures of the entire area the entire event was fascinating

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terri P
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Response from Deanna W | Reviewed this property |
Indeed, self guided with no pressure. Don't forget to see the gift shop, great marble eggs with a stand to take home! Quiet town, and do take the walk up the mound to take in the view, priceless!