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Effigy Mounds National Monument, Harpers Ferry

Categories: Monuments, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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  • We enjoyed walking the 1st trail out of the visitor center. Two miles, which they state takes about an hour to walk. We took longer as we didn't want to miss any of the wild life or foliage. A few mos...  read more »
  • if an avid walker I would bring plenty of water due to some of the big hills you walk up on the hiking trails. the scenery of the Mississippi River was amazing, has a visitors center to check out, the...  read more »
  • Most of us know relatively little about the day to day lives of native americans. The Effigy Mounds is a chance to learn about early midwesterners. Starting with the visitor center the rangers, 15 min...  read more »
  • Great area to visit and hike through, the type of area where you feel surrounded by millennia of history.
  • Awesome views and great exercise while learning some interesting history.
  • Great hiking and the mounds are super cool
  • The mounds are so beautiful the nature calms the heart.
  • Effigy Mound National Monument has some very nice hiking trails with beautiful overlooks of the Mississippi River. The trails are well kept and the visitor center is relatively new. Inside the center there is an informative little museum describing the wildlife of the area and some of the Native American artifacts found at the site. The rangers were helpful in offering us maps with directions for the hikes. I would highly recommend a stop at this monument to stretch your legs on a road trip or for a full day of hiking.
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