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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Pre-historic classroom

This National Park focuses on the many Native American burial mounds in the area and the miracle of... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Lemont, Illinois
If you like to learn about the past, this is the place

We went out of our way to visit the Hopewell National Park sites and we are so glad we did. The... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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The main draw of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is the Mound City Group, a collection of large reconstructed mounds commemorating the Hopewell tribe.
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16062 State Route 104, Chillicothe, OH 45601-8694
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

This National Park focuses on the many Native American burial mounds in the area and the miracle of their conservation . The movie about this place was very educational. We have been to other burial mound sites in this country and others. This park is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We went out of our way to visit the Hopewell National Park sites and we are so glad we did. The museum and interpretive movie are well done. The staff is helpful and well educated. The mounds are well maintained and all have informative signage.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Ohio is rich with significant Indian historical sites. This is a must see. Easy to walk. Nothing like it in the world!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn L
Reviewed September 15, 2018

See the Visitor Center intro video and museum if you want to understand details about the mounds, artifacts, and the various sites surrounding the park. The mounds outside are numerous and easy to walk to. Easy for strollers and little kids A few markers descibe...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed September 7, 2018

A Park Ranger leads a guided tour of the Park each morning at 10:00 am. If you opt to wander the grounds on your own, there are several information plaques telling about the construction and purpose of the different mounds. Beyond the mound wall perimeter,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank David C
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The movie inside the visitor center was very informative and highly recommended if you visit this historical site. There are several sites. Visit at least a few to understand this park.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

We arrived on a drizzly morning. We had the small museum to ourselves. They were getting ready to update and the store section was being removed temporarily. Sue, our guide, took us on a private tour and shared much of the history, answering any questions...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SCfish
Reviewed August 22, 2018

This park is a collection of prehistoric Native American earthwork sites in southern Ohio. The main site is in Chillicothe, still known by its old name, Mound City. (See the separate TripAdvisor page for Mound City in Chillicothe for reviews.) Mound City is an outstanding...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ConnecticutLocavore
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Amazing!!! Well worth the time to stop and explore!!! The museum is well done, and the grounds and mounds are wonderful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joe W
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Went to see the Tecumseh outdoor drama the night before . Stayed overnight near Chillicothe and came to this park the next day. The 20 minute movie was very good and long enough to give a good story to explain this site. My young grandsons...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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April 28, 2017|
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Response from Birdguy | Reviewed this property |
There are no entrance fees. Pets are allowed with certain restrictions that may be found at the NPS/HOCU web site.
January 26, 2015|
Response from Mctravelers | Reviewed this property |
Not difficult at all, the park is mostly flat except for the mounds of course. Alot of the walking paths are paved also.
January 26, 2015|
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Response from 107adriany | Reviewed this property |
Very flat walk that in total is no more than a kilometre or so. At the furthest part of the site away from the visitor's centre there some steps to better view the river below. The walk around the mounds is worthwhile.