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Poverty Point State Historic Site

6859 Louisiana 577, Epps, LA 71232
+1 888-926-5492
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Very interesting DCD presentation. Guided tour was very informative. Friendly and knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
izaks2016
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Germiston, South Africa
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Unexpectedly awesome!

This out of the way spot is definitely worth the drive! This is one of the oldest sites in the... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Trey G
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Historic site that features Native American artifacts dating back twelve centuries before the birth of Christ.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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6859 Louisiana 577, Epps, LA 71232
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+1 888-926-5492
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting DCD presentation. Guided tour was very informative. Friendly and knowledgeable personnel on subject matter. Grounds very neat and well kept. Enjoyed the visit very much and learned a lot. Great outing for a family.

Thank izaks2016
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This out of the way spot is definitely worth the drive! This is one of the oldest sites in the Americas. The Poverty Point people existed when Egypt was still building pyramids. There is a driving tour or a ranger tour. You can climb the...More

Thank Trey G
Reviewed 29 July 2017

On our roadtrip fom Alabama to Colorado, we made a diversion to Epps, Louisiana in search of classic American history. Poverty Point is a highly significant archaelogical site. The visitor center exhibits are well-done. I had read a bit about the culture in the Mississippi...More

Thank Brett D
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I have visited this place several times, it never gets old. It is so amazing to see the huge Indian mound and the numerous artifacts. The film is a must, very informative. There are several mounds to see and a nice, self guided driving trail....More

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 5 June 2017

My wife and I did the self guided driving tour. We were the only car there so was able to stop at length at each point of interest and reflect on the activities that took place there. An earlier reviewer said it was "almost spiritual"...More

Thank Gregg M
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

A World Heritage site. A huge Indian city, 3500 years ago. See the film and check out the artifacts first. It makes the tour a lot more meaningful.

Thank Al H
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This was an exceptional visit. The weather couldn't have been more perfect! There's a 12 min film and a good bit of artifacts in the visitor center. Go there first. There is a walking trail and a driving trail. We did both and stayed about...More

Thank Earthtravler
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This site showcases a little known part of pre-Columbian history. I found the story behind Poverty Point very interesting. Most Americans are familiar with pre-Columbian sites such as Mesa Verde, but Poverty Point, and its significance, is not known as well. If you are in...More

Thank debkits
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I can't believe we have passed by here before and not taken the time to stop. It will absolutely blow your socks off and change your preconceived notions of who pre-historic American Indians were and what they could accomplish. Take the two or three hours...More

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Very interesting site. Traveling with handicapped person, so we did the drive through tour. The brochure povided informed us of each point of intrest. Three generations and the day was enjoyed by young and old.

Thank Alib82015
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204sue72
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Response from Gerasim M | Reviewed this property |
Not quite sure what you mean by your question. Poverty Point is in the middle of no place, I would guess there is not a Trader Joe's within 200 miles! Where I live I am 10 miles from Trader Joe's. Which still has nothing to... More
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