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Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, Spiro

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 40 reviews on the web
The mounds at Spiro, Oklahoma, are among the most important archaeological remains in the United States. A remarkable assemblage of artifacts from the mounds shows that prehistoric Spiro people created a sophisticated culture which influenced the entire Southeast. There was an extensive trade network, a highly developed religious center, and a political system which controlled the region. Located on a bend in the Arkansas River, the site was a natural gateway between societies to the east and the west, a gateway at which Spiro people exerted their influence. Yet much of the Spiro culture is still a mystery, including the reasons for the decline and abandonment of the site.
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  • Took evening tour, was wonderful, this is a 2 hour walk. Very informative . It was warm and muggy, so take water, fairly easy walk on slightly lighted paved walkways, there are hills to walk up be are...  read more »
  • We went through it and we were amazed. It is the only prehistoric Native American archaeological site in Oklahoma open to the public. One of the most important American Indian sites in the nation, the...  read more »
  • This is a little out of the way, but well worth visiting. The history of the people who lived here is amazing and the manager is so knowledgeable. The museum has terrific artifacts and replicas from t...  read more »
  • This was horrible. Trash on the site. Nearly all relics or replicas. Not what you want to spent 5$ on.
  • The staff (the site's one employee) was very well versed in the history and construction of the site, but he constantly interjected his own opinions on the government, man-made climate change, and economic class (with noticeably racial undertones) into his explanation of the site. The single employee running this place needs to be allowed to conduct research (away from visitors) and people trained to speak in public should be hired to interact with guests. I can't recommend visiting the place as is, but it deserves far more public support than it is receiving!
  • A one of a kind place. It is severely underfunded but well kept and worth visiting!
  • Rude staff. Run down.Out of date.. not worth the trip.
  • This place was pretty interesting. I think its understated honestly. It could use so,e sprucing up though.
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