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Address: Natchez, MS
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Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.

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Out of nowhere these huge manmade mounds dating back to prehistoric times were a vision to see. Thinking that temples were atop the mounds and the building of the mounds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
deborahbodsford
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Moseley, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Emerald Mound is the second largest ceremonial earthwork (Indian Temple site) in the United States. It was interesting to imagine what it was like when the Natchez Indians occupied the area. If you aren't able to climb a high hill and then stairs don't go unless you just want to see where it is located.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth the stop but only if you take a few moments and climb up the mound and take a look. It's definitely a cerimonial location. It's not a burial ground.

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Collinsville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was good to see what can be created from hard work and people's two hands. Learning about this mound and being able to climb to the top. The top have a beautiful view of the land that surrounds.

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Moseley, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of nowhere these huge manmade mounds dating back to prehistoric times were a vision to see. Thinking that temples were atop the mounds and the building of the mounds gave them something to do is very interesting.

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Thank deborahbodsford
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing special, other than it is a very large mound. The Park Service does a good job keeping it mowed. It's fun to hike up to the top and imagine what it was like back in the day....

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Visited this site while on our summer vacation. I live in an area with these Mississippian Indian mounds, but I've never seen any this large.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Emerald Mound is one of the largest mounds in North America. Emerald Mound has a flat top with two smaller secondary mounds at each end. It was a ceremonial mound for the local population. The builders were ancestors of the Natchez Indians. The Mound is off the Natchez Trace Parkway, about 10 miles northeast of Natchez, Mississippi. There was... More 

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Powell, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

. . . it's a big mound and it took a lot of man labor to build it. It is an easy ascent to the top and I recommend you make the climb to take it all in.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We did the Trace from Vicksburg to Natchez and this was our last stop. Imagine our surprise when we walked up to the mound and found numerous families and children "sledding" down the mound on flattened cardboard sleds!! It seemed sacrilegious but being "tourists" we didn't want to mess with the locals. It was very noisy and there was trash... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

My title says most about this ancient artifact however there should be more information on plaques to explain what it is and what may or may not have been found/discovered here. We were all alone on top of this massive structure and as we looked up to the sky a bald eagle soared over us. It was a truly spiritual... More 

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