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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Chillicothe

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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is a United States national historical park with earthworks and burial mounds from the Hopewell culture, indigenous peoples who flourished from about 200 BC to AD 500. The park is composed of six separate sites in Ross County, Ohio, including the former Mound City Group National Monument. The park includes archaeological resources of the Hopewell culture. It is administered by the United States Department of the Interior's National Park Service.

In 2008, the Department of the Interior included Hopewell Culture National Historical Park as part of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, one of 14 sites on its tentative list from which the United States makes nominations for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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  • So, it seems like a lot of the sites are Interpretive mowing which I didnt get looks like Im standing in a field. Im sure it looks much better when you are above but doesn't translate so well at... 
    So, it seems like a lot of the sites are Interpretive mowing which I didnt get looks like Im standing in a field. Im sure it looks much better when you are above but doesn't translate so well at...  more »
  • Sometimes you see and hear about a people who lived before written history and it makes you wonder how they created simple, but advanced "structures"! We walked through the small museum and watched a....  more
    Sometimes you see and hear about a people who lived before written history and it makes you wonder how they created simple, but advanced "structures"! We walked through the small museum and watched a....  more »
  • We enjoyed learning about the Hipeell Mounds especially since we live near a similar site in Cahokia, IL. Nice museum. But please tell your young male rangers that when a female asks a question and... 
    We enjoyed learning about the Hipeell Mounds especially since we live near a similar site in Cahokia, IL. Nice museum. But please tell your young male rangers that when a female asks a question and...  more »
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  • Awesome find while out Ohio road tripping. I think I knew about this place but didn't realize it until I drove up on it. The staff was friendly and helpful. The visitors center has artifacts and information to read about. If you are really interested, you could spend 45 minutes inside. I didn't wall all the grounds, but you are allowed, just not on the mounds. Very interesting and educational. Glad we stopped by.
  • Great info and displays in the Visitor Center. The movie about the history of the sites was really good. I'm so glad they were able to save and preserve some of the mounds for us to see, it's sad that many were destroyed by farming and the military. If you're in the area it's definitely worth a stop to see.
  • This National Historical Park was very well maintained and very informative as you can walk around the mounds plus see the museum for more information! I highly recommend taking some time to enjoy this park! Don’t forget to have your passport book for a cancellation stamp!
  • Nice park. Very interesting learning how people lived 2000 years ago. The Park Rangers here were very helpful and friendly. They have a nice shaded trail too. Bring bug spray.
  • Amazing, will definitely come back with proper footwear for more hiking. Talked with the ranger in the visitor's center about the Jr. Ranger program and he gave me a booklet for my granddaughter to become a Jr Ranger....she'll love it!

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