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Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ancient civilzation in Louisiana - who knew?

We have visited World Heritage sites all over the world, including several that are National Parks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John B
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Santa Fe, NM
History Site!!!

I enjoyed the video shown at the Visitors Center. So much research has gone into the exploration of... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2019
CathyP1953
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Historic site that features Native American artifacts dating back twelve centuries before the birth of Christ.
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6859 Louisiana 577, Epps, LA 71266
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We have visited World Heritage sites all over the world, including several that are National Parks in the U. S. But, we had to visit Poverty Point after reading that people started building huge mounds here around 1650 BC (and abandoned the site ~1100 BC). We have only 23 WHS
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I enjoyed the video shown at the Visitors Center. So much research has gone into the exploration of this ancient society of hunters and gatherers. Very intriguing!! I appreciated the displays of artifacts. Great site for school group field trip.
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When you visit this place, please keep in mind the massive amount of time that has passed since this was an actual settlement. Over 3000 years, my friend. Don’t go expecting it to look like people moved out yesterday. That said, it was a beautiful area. We only took the tram
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This world heritage site is worth while stop off of Hwy 20. I had no idea ancient people lived here 3000 years ago. They built a huge mound one basket of dirt at a time. Unbelievable what they achieved.
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My daughter "collects" national parks and monument by getting her National Park Service book stamped at the locations listed in it. We had never heard of this site but on a recent trip to Georgia, we were returning on Interstate 20 in Louisiana and decided to turn off and see
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