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Poverty Point State Historic Site, Epps

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  • I have visited this place several times, it never gets old. It is so amazing to see the huge Indian mound and the numerous artifacts. The film is a must, very informative. There are several mounds to ...  more »
  • My wife and I did the self guided driving tour. We were the only car there so was able to stop at length at each point of interest and reflect on the activities that took place there. An earlier revie...  more »
  • A World Heritage site. A huge Indian city, 3500 years ago. See the film and check out the artifacts first. It makes the tour a lot more meaningful.  more »
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  • Aliens made it(to show this is where to bird hunting at ) then the Indians moved there an then they just got taken away as if upon a giant bird ?(check it out)... where'd they go? Nobody knows , the whole entire civilization disappeared (with not a single body left behind? ) I'm telling you all , the aliens got em.... (Ann also what's under that big bird looking mound? )they won't even let you try to dig down to see....only a very small % has ever even been excavated around there (why? )aliens ...(go ahead, if you try to dig there an see if you aren't arrested or get into bad trouble)
  • Our Cub Scout pack had the best Ranger guided tour at Poverty Point. David was so patient and knowledgeable as he showed us the World Heritage site! This place is both kid-friendly and adult filled fun.
  • Super interesting piece of history right here in Louisiana! The museum is great and full of nice artifacts all of which were found on the grounds. A must see for anyone .
  • The site is approximately a 20 - 30 minute drive north from Interstate 20 in a remote, rural part of northeast Louisiana. The landscape is very natural and the site is best seen on foot from the hiking trails, but there is a driving trail and a tram with a guide for visitors. The visitor center is small but nice and full of many interesting artifacts and a good introductory movie. On many weekends there are special events such as atl-atl spear throwing, flint knaping, earth oven cooking and pottery making. Check the website or Facebook page for special events schedule. Great place for families, but be sure to bring your own food and snacks and water. Sunscreen and/or hats are a good idea in the summer.
  • Absolutely fascinating! Great to realize there's a World Heritage site practically in our own back yard. Here's a tip: get and read Dr . Diana Greenlee's book before your visit. The site will be far more meaningful with her insights.

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