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Great Circle, Newark
(4.8/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
The Great Circle Earthworks, formerly known as Moundbuilders State Memorial, was built by the Hopewell culture approximately 2000 years ago. The circle is nearly 1200 feet in diameter and was used as a vast ceremonial center by its builders.

The Great Circle is one part of the Newark Earthworks State Memorial, the largest system of connected geometric earthworks built anywhere in the world. Octagon Earthworks and Wright Earthworks are both additional local sites that preserve other features of this majestic remnant of prehistoric Ohio.

The park is open everyday from sunrise to sunset. The Museum is open M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and on weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day on Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.
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  • We had a family reunion here in July 2016. Park is free. Special events require shelter house rental fee. Reasonable priced. No playground. But can take your own outside games. Small museum on-site wi...  more »
  • Native Americans built this in ancient times as an astronomical device. The circle is quite large and takes up a lot of space in the town. Go on a nice day to see and take a walk. 
  • For those who are interested in viewing a small portion of how intelligent and architecturally wise the early Americans were. This is a small portion of a much larger complex stretching hundreds of mi...  more »
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  • Absolutely love the historic environment that is preserved here and lives on through our city here in Newark.. Not to mention, Pokémon Go lure galore over here.. You'll catch the pokemons with a quickness
  • My dog loves it when I bring him here, very spacious with enough trees to provide shade. Picnic area good size for large parties and asphalt parking.
  • Great place for walking around. Better place for Pokémon Go!
  • An awe inspiring accomplishment from an ancient people often marginalized and denied a past. This is a true mark of the actual American past.
  • This is a must-visit for anyone remotely interested in history. Anything less than 5 stars is staggering to me. This is one of the most impressive existing examples of not only ancient history, but also of the history of Newark, as the town used the enclosure for festivals and other events. It's incredible to think that this extended to and included the current Moundbuilders Country Club, in addition to many more walls and paths. Truly remarkable, we're lucky to have it around.