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Beautiful drive

If you are in the Natchez area this mound is well worth taking a look at. You have to be amazed at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Columbus, Mississippi

Visited today with friends. This is a sixty foot mound in an otherwise flat area built up by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Norman D
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Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Natchez, MS
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the Natchez area this mound is well worth taking a look at. You have to be amazed at how much work was involved in the construction of this attraction.

Thank rhonsinger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with friends. This is a sixty foot mound in an otherwise flat area built up by ancient Indians. You can climb to the top but it can be slick as it is covered in grass. A must see if you are on the...More

Thank Norman D
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

While emerald mound will not be for everyone, it is a unique and noteworthy site to explore. The second largest Indian mound north of Mexico presents a quick walk up to the top with some amazing views. There are lots of plaques and signs to...More

1  Thank JHChicago2014
Reviewed 27 November 2017

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 11 November 2017

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
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