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Effigy Mounds National Monument, Harpers Ferry

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TripAdvisor
  • Most of the best animal-shaped mounds are at the top of the bluff over the Mississippi River. The hike to get there is steep. Unless you are in excellent shape, you will need to stop and rest at the b...  more »
  • Although we were at Effigy Mounds for a specific purpose, we had always been curious as to what the park holds. We are eager to go back when the weather is more conducive to hiking since most of the m...  more »
  • This is an area where Indian buried their dead in very large mounds shaped like animals and other things. There are over 200 mounds in this park. There is a small museum. There are many hiking trails....  more »
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  • Not enough parking. We tried to visit while traveling in our 29 foot motorhome. There are 3 bus/motorhome parking spots. All 3 were occupied. We drove to Marquette and ate lunch. Drove back and this time there were 2 motorhomes with a truck and car parked in the 3rd spot. Very disappointed we could not enjoy this National Monument.
  • There is a small museum with an interesting video. The mounds are scattered along miles of hiking trails.
  • Awesome views and great exercise while learning some interesting history.
  • Great area to visit and hike through, the type of area where you feel surrounded by millennia of history.
  • It was alsome we had a blast