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Second largest mound in America

This huge mound was built by Indians carrying moderate-sized baskets of soil. A large bushel-basket... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert W
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Park Ridge, Illinois
Definitely worth a stop

There is good signage explaining the site. You have to use your imagination but it was once a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
meandros
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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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

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank AV_2006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we spoke with a park ranger at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitors' Center, she marked various stops on the parkway as worthy of a stop. The Emerald Mound was one of those stops she highlighted. It was interesting to see such a large mound...More

Thank GreenUnicorn
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Missed this stop on previous trips up Pkwy so made a point to stop since grandchildren (And Parents!) were ready to let kids out to run around. Read the history and you will really appreciate what you are seeing, even children.

Thank Llanotraveler
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Watch for the marker right off of the Natchez Trace. It is a very short detour off of the trail. Be impressed and awed by the ancient wonder.

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We loved the drive on the Natchez Trace to Emerald Mound. Once we arrived, we made sure to actually walk up the mound, lay a blanket down and take in the fresh air, cool view and pretend what it must have been like back in...More

Thank TheLillsdotcom
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I was so excited to see the mound...that was until I got to the top of it. Weeds were waist high!!! You would think they would keep things like this mowed. People travel for hours to see these historical sites!!!

Thank Kim W
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