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“Interesting piece of history”

Pinson Mounds State Park
Pickering
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Interesting piece of history”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We enjoyed seeing the artifacts in the museum and learned a lot from the film, despite the soundtrack! The film is older but informational. The lady at the museum was nice and enjoyed telling us about the mounds and the history. We were disappointed that we couldn't see the mounds that were excavated because the trail is quite swampy and unkept. We walked some of the trails and really enjoyed the boardwalk. We were intrigued by the mounds that are throughout the park and climbed Saul's mound. You can see a little bit of a view but much of it is blocked because of the trees.

Visited August 2013
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Gleason, Tennessee
2 reviews
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“History, nature and outdoor recreation all in one place”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have been to Pinson Mounds several times and love it every time. It is a place where you can enjoy history, nature and outdoor recreation all at the same time. There is a museum where you can view a wide variety of Native American artifacts, most of them derived from the local area. You can also watch a film in the museum that explains the excavation of the mounds. The whole park is well-maintained and makes walking easy and safe. The trails around the mounds are marked and offer information so you know what you are looking at.

Visited September 2012
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Crestview, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Give yourself time to see this”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

I only had a little time, but didn't want to miss the mounds. Good museum with much more artifacts than most. The volunteer wasn't incredibly friendly or helpful, but maybe she was busy. Got to enjoy the challenge of walking to the top of Saul's Mound. Like other say, you can't see anything due to the trees but you can say you did it!

Visited August 2013
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Dyersburg, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Pinson Mounds State Park”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

If you're into history, you will probably enjoy this place. It's a bit off the beaten path but worth the drive. There are a great number of mounds here but many of them are just a slight rise in the ground. The big mound is impressive but as someone else has stated, climbing to the top won't get you anything but bragging rights, you can't see anything for the trees.

They had a pretty good film about research into the mounds, and they have a lot of arrowheads, tools, etc that they found in and around the mounds.

If you have a bicycle bring it and ride the good, level, paved trails. Otherwise there is a LOT of walking.

I live about 75 miles away and have visited them several times and ALWAYS enjoy it.

Visited June 2013
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Lakeland TN
Level 6 Contributor
336 reviews
107 attraction reviews
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“Nice, clean, educational park”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We have been to many Tennessee parks. They all offer a variety of activities and nature items that are unique to each park. This park is no exception. The park has plaques that identify artifacts and mounds. There is a paved path around the park with other walking trails. Make sure you get a map. If not you could get lost. The map is very clear and helpful. Don't miss Saul's Mound that you can climb. We went on a Sunday, so the museum was closed. The museum is closed on Sat. and Sundays. We enjoyed the hike around the mounds and board walk, but would have been able to see the whole park had we brought our bikes. There are bike rafts provided in areas you can not take your bike. We will come back during the week to visit the museum.

Visited May 2013
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