Effigy Mounds National Monument, Harpers Ferry

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  • Effigy Mounds are an archeological treasure on the west ridge of the Mississippi River. It’s only a couple miles north of the casino and Highway 18 Marquette-Joliet Bridge across the river from Prairi...  more »
  • We stopped here while taking the Great River Road from I-90 south to Bettendorf, IA. The hike up the hill is worth the effort. The views are spectacular and the mounds are very interesting. The visito...  more »
  • The Visitor Center here has a good exhibit and film that describes the Woodland Native Americans that built these mounds, and how the mounds were an integral part of their life and culture. I found it...  more »
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  • Beautiful hikes! Dogs can be on-leash. Small museum. Friendly staff. Big parking lot. Free.
  • The mounds themselves are only about 1-2 meters tall but it is nonetheless impressive to stand next to the effigies and the views of the Mississippi are some of the best
  • Well-kept trails, stunning views over the Mississippi River, excellent birding, and super helpful park rangers make this a fantastic day or weekend trip.
  • A great place for a hike. The mounds themselves are not that visually impressive, but the overall impact is.
  • Very cool leared about why and when tjey were made

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