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Address: Natchez, MS

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

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Just off the Natchez Trace - definitely worth a stop

This is the second largest Indian mound in the United States. The photo here does not do it justice.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is on the new mound trail, right off the Natchez Trace. There is a nice sign explaining the site. Fairly easy access to the top of the mound where you can get a good sense of the size of the mound and what it took to build it.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Basically this is one of the recommended sights on the Natchez Trace. There is a history but little is visible You have to use your imagination. Not sure if there's anything that could be done to make it more interesting to be honest. However, one of the must do stop offs on the Trace

Thank 19Nurse
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second largest Indian mound in the United States. The photo here does not do it justice.

Thank Mannonimus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the many stops along the Natchez Trace. It was well kept and easily accessible. This was the only Native American Mound that had stairs that made it possible to go to the top.

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Terry, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful sight. There are steps that will enable you to slowly walk up the height of the mound. Once you reach the top and review the plaque that explains the construction process, you will be overwhelmed by the amount of dirt moved. This is an impressive sight.

Thank Pamela S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming off the Trace be prepared for a very different type of road leading to the mounds - almost unmade. The walk up to the top is easy and it' a much better preserved mound than the others on the Trace. Well signposted.

Thank DaveThomasLeicester
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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