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“so much potential”

Angel Mounds State Historic Site
Ranked #8 of 42 things to do in Evansville
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

I grew up in the area and used to come to the park on field trips. The park has fallen in to disrepair over the last 20 years. The visitors center is nice and is informative. Once you get in the park, the trails are not clearly marked so most the time you are kinda just wandering around a big grassy field. The "village" is in bad shape and in need of a lot of repair.

The park had once been farm land so what you are looking at is not what the Mississippian who lived here would have seen. To be honest except for the two main mounds it's pretty much just a grassy field. Most the parks problems come from funding problems they are a National Historic Site not a National Park therefore they don't get the tax funding. I think this is a horrid failing of our Federal Park system because this is such an important site for American Pre-History.

The area is nice to walk around (go on a cool day though because there is very little shade) but don't go expecting to see what life was like 2,000 years ago.

3  Thank Michelle L
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Could be great but the plae was very rundown. Many of the displays in the museum were empty or not working properly for interactive use.

Thank Jan B
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Angel Mounds is a site where the Mound Builder tribe of Native Americans lived. It was a thriving town, built on mounds in part because of proximity to the Ohio River (tribes tended to be near rivers because they used them for transportation). It's a National Historic site because of the quality of relics and information found there. When you visit, you'll see, well, tall mounds. There are numerous trails through the park, providing an opportunity to get a sense of the scope of the town (estimated at 500 houses). Indiana University continues active excavation of the site to this day, as a training site for archaeology students. Plan to walk a fair bit, and get a sense of the Mississippian Native American culture. Note: there is a larger mound settling at Cahokia Mounds in southern Illinois, similar in nature.

4  Thank Marc A
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Not easy to find, but very nice. A good interpretive center and pleasant walk. Educational and peaceful at the same time.

1  Thank Johnny E
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

One must start at the visitor's center, where much is explained. Then walk around, stop and imagine, and dream the history of this place.

Thank Stan P
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