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Emerald Mound

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A highlight of the lower Natchez Trace

We drove the lower 60 miles of the Natchez Trace in a morning and this was one of the highlights... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rob Z
New Orleans, Louisiana
Surprisingly Huge

Visiting a site like this will not be for everyone. I say the NPS has done a great job presenting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve N
Pierson, Florida
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Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“an indian” (3 reviews)
Natchez, MS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the lower 60 miles of the Natchez Trace in a morning and this was one of the highlights of the trip. It is a bit off the Trace, and the road to it is not the best. But it is worth the trouble...More

1  Thank Rob Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting a site like this will not be for everyone. I say the NPS has done a great job presenting this native American religious site. For us it was worth the short detour off the Trace.

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Pictures do not do this place justice. Photos of the mounds just show the top level. You have to walk up to the first level to appreciate the size and mass of this construction. Also, the walk between the two upper mounds emphasize the size...More

1  Thank RingoGilkey
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This is an impressive mound but there is not that much to see. As it is just off the Natchez Trace it is probably worth going to however.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 28 September 2017

A beautiful experience for the open-minded. A Nice side trip for those who love nature. I love the fresh air!

Thank Niasnaturals828
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This huge mound was built by Indians carrying moderate-sized baskets of soil. A large bushel-basket of soil is so heavy that most people could not carry it. This was a massive enterprise made by a highly organized society. The only larger mound is Monks mound...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 15 September 2017

There is good signage explaining the site. You have to use your imagination but it was once a bustling center. This is the second largest mound site in America and it is amazing to think of doing this by hand without the wheel.

Thank meandros
Reviewed 13 September 2017

When you first pull up, it doesn't seem like much. You need to go through the gate and take the path up the hill. It is pretty steep, but worth the climb. It is a paved walk way, so you could take a stroller or...More

1  Thank AV_2006
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is the second largest Indian mound in the US. It is a short distance off the Natchez Trace not far north of Natchez. The mound is huge- all formed by hand. Dates from 1200-1700s. It is free. Worth the time to visit.

Thank Wallace C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Really cool nature stop. The only problem was the steps to the top mound were in disrepair and closed. The grass was getting a little high. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.

Thank Annabelle27
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