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Address: Natchez, MS

Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.

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Didn't know it existed!

The Emerald Mound was like an added bonus. We enjoyed the ride down the Natchez Trace but didn't know when we started that we would see ancient mounds. This is the 2nd largest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievable place and part of Native American history. You can walk to the top of the mound and the view is incredible. Hard to believe the Natchez Indians created this by hand.

Thank Angie R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Emerald Mound was like an added bonus. We enjoyed the ride down the Natchez Trace but didn't know when we started that we would see ancient mounds. This is the 2nd largest in the U.S. Worth the stop to see what the Indians built so long ago.

Thank Jo Jody H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Very interested to visit and learn about this fascinating culture, something that we were not aware existed in the US - and having just been to Peru this was of great interest. An atmospheric and beautiful spot and so close to the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Thank BristolCharles
Meadville, Mississippi, United States
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is a free park/attraction in the Natchez area. Its one of the largest earthen mounds in the US and is a sight to behold. Its fantastic for kids and a must see for adults. It has markers to explain the history of the area and a must for history buffs.Bucket list for sure for the cheap traveler

1 Thank Jennifer G
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Mysterious and quietly reverential, these Mounds are all we have left of the early inhabitants of this country. They dot the entire Natchez Trace as well as other interesting historic spots. Look for the early pioneer homes and a few even offer food.

Thank shchristy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This is located right where the Natchez State Park entrance is except on the opposite side of the road. Do stop and climb to the top. There does not seem to be input into the Natchez history from the Natives so there certainly could be more information here but as it is, it's free admission, and the grounds are kept... More 

1 Thank SkyDragonfly
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Right off the Natchez Parkway this mound is worth the time to stop and look at if you appreciate the time and man power it took to build it. There is a mound and an open filed to look at so knowing what the spiritual meaning of the site will add to visual site of the mound. To us,the stop... More 

Thank PAE B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

This mound is the second largest in the United States. There is a pathway that leads to the top and steps for the apex. This was built by Indians carrying thousands of containers of dirt to build the mound and erect a temple atop it.

Thank Carie501
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Interesting to view but must have some imagination and a knowledge of history. Was a major Indian site but you would need to know the history and background to appreciate its importance.

1 Thank RonWamberal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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.

Thank NannatwoTexas

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