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Spanning almost a quarter of a mile, this round earthworks was an amazing...

Spanning almost a quarter of a mile, this round earthworks was an amazing construction feat 2,000 years ago.

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Great Circle ( Mounbuilers park)

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
Marsha D
Newark, Ohio
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Newark, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

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 with free admission to it. Local Indian artifacts and history Historical state park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

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 miles. There are more sites near by.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The Great Circle and the Works museum are one of the few indicators left from what historians believe are the first civilization from the US - the Missippians, Hopewells, or collectively the Mound Builders. Awe sweeps over you as you stand within the circle of these massive man made mounds away from the din of commercialism and progress that has... More 

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Newark, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Would recommend having a guide point out the interesting features of this historical landmark. Very peaceful, very well maintained.

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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

In addition to the mounds and informative signs, this park was home to some of the most beautiful trees I've seen in the Midwest

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Columbus, Ohio
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We visited in the middle of the day. It was beautiful and sunny, and very pleasant to walk all around. (You can't walk on the mounds, however.) We visited the small information center/museum, and found it very informative. I would recommend stopping in here first. There is an orientation movie that is interactive, and allows the viewer to choose what... More 

Thank mlrmfw99
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This is another site of the Hopewell Culture. Built 2000 years ago it is preserved in a local park. The circle encloses 30 acres and was probably used for ceremony and funeral rituals. It is well worth a stop. Further information is found at the Hopewell Culture National Historic Site just north of Chillicothe, Ohio. Both places are worth visiting.

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Newark, Ohio, United States
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Hopewell Indian heritage is phenominal. Dan Moder, the Executive Director of Explore Licking County does an exceptional job of explaining the rich heritage of the Great Circle Mounds. Dan and Carol Thress and Staff are there to educate guests not just of the Great Circle Mounds but of all the attractions of Licking County. GREAT JOB!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Visited on a lark while in the area for a different event. We saw the sign on the highway and looked it up while in our hotel. We made time for a quick trip and were happy that we did so. We walked around the interior of the circle which is pretty large then went to the visitor center and... More 

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