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Interesting Place

I stopped to see the Emerald Mounds while driving the Natchez Parkway. It a short way off the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fred B
San Clemente, California
Terrible Road But Worth Driving to See

This is an amazing historical treasure that is worth a quick visit. You can walk to the top. There... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Silver Creek, Georgia
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Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.
Natchez, MS
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped to see the Emerald Mounds while driving the Natchez Parkway. It a short way off the parkway on a very rough road. I thought it was an interesting site. Amazing that native Americans built these mounds so many years ago and they are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fred B
Reviewed November 13, 2018

This is the largest Indian mound on the Natchez Trace Parkway. It is a mile off, but don't miss it. It is awe-inspiring. There remains a mystery of how it was built and used.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

OK, we didn't really know what to expect, but visiting this site gave us very interesting information about the Mound Builders. The site seems well preserved and geared to please tourists taking the time to stop. We were glad we stopped, climbed to the top,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Interesting however hard to see from parking lot. Road very rough with low hanging wires. Difficult to visit in RV. But there is a turn around.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

The view from the highest doom is beautiful! The walk to the main field is easy. The assent to the top mound is a little more challenging, but worth it. Very well maintained

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing historical treasure that is worth a quick visit. You can walk to the top. There is a small parking area. It doesn’t take long to visit. There is no visitor center, just the large mound and some signs describing the history.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We drove the Natchez Trace and drove down this little dirt road to view this interesting part of history. Amazing to see what can be built with just a basket full of dirt at a time.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

This is a great stop along the Natchez Trace. We enjoyed reading the about the mound at the on-site plaques. Getting to climb to the top was loads of fun, too! You don't realize how big it is until you're panting at the top. Stop...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I enjoy and appreciate learning about history in different towns and places. Standing in the spot that took days, weeks to build was exciting. Imagining the time period and activities that occurred to accomplish this grand mound.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

First, if history bores you, then just skip this. I've read reviews were people said it's boring and just a bunch of hills, and if you aren't interested in the past, this is the lens you will view this site. However, if history fascinates you,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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February 19, 2019|
Response from Fred B | Reviewed this property |
Yes for sure. It’s an out of the way place of the main road. Not many people there. No one will hassle you.
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Mooresville, North Carolina
Natchez and Vicksburg in one day (1 Reply)
We are vacationing in New Orleans and have decided to travel through Natchez and Vicksburg on our way home. We will be spending the night in Natchez before hitting the Natchez Trace Parkway the next day on our way to Vicksburg. We only have Saturday to see as much as possible in Natchez, along the Trace, and Vicksburg. It's not ideal but it is all we can manage with work schedules. We leave on Thursday so I am out of time to plan. Please help with suggestions for not to be missed sights and...More
March 14, 2017|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Where to leave the Natchez Trace for Rt 61 (2 Replies)
We are driving from Natchez to Vicksburg on Saturday afternoon, leaving around 4 PM. I would like to drive part of the way on the Trace to get the flavor of it but I don't think we can stay on the Trace the whole way as we'd like to arrive by 7 PM. Beginning at the south end, we are planning to stop at the Emerald Mound; but after that, where else on the Trace should we be sure to see? Where should we exit to get onto Rt 61 (which seems like a more direct, faster route)? Is it worth exiting...More
August 19, 2013|
Response fromAL-the-squid|
I'd recommend cutting over at Port Gibson. (Shortly after Lorman) Urbanspoon shows that the Old Country Store is open Saturday for dinner. I can't confirm that, though... For another local flavor choice, you could consider 'The Tomato Place' stand on your way into Vicksburg on 61. They stay open until 8pm. Most of the Rt 61 Blues-ish sites are north of Vicksburg.