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Pinson Mounds State Park, Pinson

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#45 of 101 in Historic Sites in Tennessee
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  • We stopped by the Pinson Mounds with my grandson's scout troop last Sunday. Mostly we just needed a break in our travels and it was enroute. We took an hour and walked around a bit and explored the ta...  more »
  • This place is awesome if you love to take a long walk. The history of the mounds is fascinating, and the people were friendly and helpful. There's a nice, air-conditioned museum built to look like one...  more »
  • If you are looking for a place to ride bikes, picnic, enjoy nature, this is a hidden gem. The site itself is basically the museum built to resemble a native mound,nature trails, a few small mounds, an...  more »
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  • If you like history and nature this is definitely a place you want to visit. Several different Indian mounds, burial and ceremonial, with the largest one being just outside of the museum. There are also several trails to walk with a map included so you can pick which sites you want to see or the ones you don't. Pretty amazing :)
  • I love it because it's close to my home .pet friendly, everyone is so nice.some paved trails for easier walking.and more roughed nature trails if you want a good workout. And the view from the top of Sauls mound is awesome. Or you can set around and enjoy the beautiful scenery. And if you are lucky enough you might even see some wildlife running around. And i feel so close to God there.
  • My wife and I love history, this is an excellent place to visit and learn about the local native American history while enjoying a nice walk/bike in the fresh air. They have many different paths and all of the mounds are clearly marked and you get a bit of history through the plaques designating the mounds and the different areas used in the lives of the people that lived there. Be prepared to walk several miles if you want to see everything and they even have a few scenic walking trails through the woods that are great for hiking(off limits to bikes). Bikes are encouraged however on the main trails which are made of asphalt and there are bike racks set outside the areas that they are prohibited. There are multiple benches in the mostly shady areas of the trails and offer a great place to rest before heading on. There is a small boardwalk that looks out over a small river/ditch that is fun when it's been raining for a few days. Watch our for snakes in the spring in summer however​. The main area of the park has a museum which is shaped like a mound and contains native American artifacts found in the region and also play areas and picnic areas for children with covered gazebos and school yard style play equipment. The best part about this park is that it is free and the largest mound is about 100 yards from the museum and features a "lookout tower" of sorts at the top which offers great views of the surrounding area. All in all it's a great experience and the park is well maintained except for some of the stairs made of wood on some of the nature trails which are not paved and can be treacherous.
  • Very interesting. The admission is free so you can't go wrong. Lots of walking involved so come prepared.
  • Love the park, the museum is lacking though, and the staff was unhelpful. I am a history student and attempted to ask questions and was brushed off. Also an entire part of the park is not cared for or accessible, while the park ranger told us it was then gave terrible directions to it. Disappointing presentation of a wonderful place.

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