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Moundville Archaeological Park

10375 Moundville Archaeological Park, Moundville, AL 35474
+1 205-371-2234
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Amazing History

Not far south of Tuscaloosa, about 30 minutes or so, is a hidden gem of history. See the film in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Huntsville, Alabama
Stunning and thought-provoking!

This incredible historic site transports you back over 8 centuries. An awesome visitor center and... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
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Called "The Big Apple of the 14th Century" by National Geographic, Moundville Archaeological Park was once the site of a powerful prehistoric community that, at its peak, was America's largest city north of Mexico. Located on the Black Warrior River 13 miles south of Tuscaloosa, the park preserves 326 acres where, 800 years ago, Mississippian Indians constructed 28 massive flat-topped earthen pyramids, arranged carefully around a vast central plaza. The mounds served as elevated platforms for civic and ceremonial structures and the homes of nobles. Today, the panoramic landscape provides stunning views of these ancient monuments while the park's museum displays many of the beautiful treasures that have been unearthed at the site. A campground with modern amenities and a conference center available for private function rentals compliment this historically and culturally significant site.
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10375 Moundville Archaeological Park, Moundville, AL 35474
+1 205-371-2234
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not far south of Tuscaloosa, about 30 minutes or so, is a hidden gem of history. See the film in the entrance hall before your tour for a history of the site dating back thousands of years. Truly amazing! It has a great little museum...More

Thank AL3H
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This incredible historic site transports you back over 8 centuries. An awesome visitor center and museum helps you understand what the place looked like when in use so long ago. The hike to the top of the tallest mound is rewarding for the great view...More

Thank Southernroads
Reviewed 10 May 2017

awesome place and it lets us understand a lot about our heritage, great for walking and picnics and even better when they have the indian cultural festival

Thank keithhr1
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Our trips aren’t just about “getting there”, but rather making a journey that fills us with new knowledge and experiences on the way. We were SO fortunate to have this ancient and beautiful mound site on our route as we traveled south. What a perfect...More

Thank BradandStacy41
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We were on a family trip driving back from Louisiana and wanted to see some things on our long drive back to Pennsylvania. This was mentioned by a relative, so we decided to check it out. We thought it would be a little hill that...More

Thank misshedder
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I doubt we would have stopped here unless a friend said you have to stop and see it. Fascinating place! You need to stop at the welcome center and see the short movie to have an idea of what you'll be seeing. You can climb...More

Thank Rod S
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I had lived in Tuscaloosa back in the early 1990's and had never been to this park but I now wish I had gone for a visit. On a recent trip to New Orleans I visited Moundville Archaeological Park and I was very impressed with...More

Thank Dioc
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is the third time I have visited here. It is so interesting - and the gift shop is great! I love seeing how the ancient people lived and never can visit without buying interesting things to take home.

Thank lgietz
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Moundville is one of the two most important mound builder (Mississippian culture) sites. During its heyday, it was the largest city north of Mexico and it was the second largest city until the modern era. The mounds are made of earth and not stone, so...More

Thank C-VilleDog
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Not far from Tuscaloosa its a great way to spend a few hours. Very interesting displays and they even have food and coffee if you want.

Thank Alan S
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Terrie C
How handicapp accessible is this ro disable people? My father is in a wheelchair how easy or hard would it be to visit the park.
9 September 2016|
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Response from roawr123 | Reviewed this property |
The first mound that has stairs is not accessible for wheelchairs. And I do not remember if the one that is by the museum is either. However, I thought it was but my husband said it was not. You might want to call just to me... More
Sondra B
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19 November 2015|
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Response from oleyolson | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a special place, excellent historical references. Learn about Alabama's native American heritage.