We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Moundville Archaeological Park

10375 Moundville Archaeological Park, Moundville, AL 35474
+1 205-371-2234
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Wonderful history of early civilizations.

Easy to spend hours here while enjoying all of the static displays in the museum. Take time to tour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leland L
,
Frisco City, United States
the Indian Festival

great place to go with the family and to see history as it was and enjoy the outdoors, for those... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
keithhr1
,
Columbus, Mississippi
Read all 80 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Called "The Big Apple of the 14th Century" by National Geographic, Moundville Archaeological Park was once the site of a powerful prehistoric community that, at its peak, was America's largest city north of Mexico. Located on the Black Warrior River 13 miles south of Tuscaloosa, the park preserves 326 acres where, 800 years ago, Mississippian Indians constructed 28 massive flat-topped earthen pyramids, arranged carefully around a vast central plaza. The mounds served as elevated platforms for civic and ceremonial structures and the homes of nobles. Today, the panoramic landscape provides stunning views of these ancient monuments while the park's museum displays many of the beautiful treasures that have been unearthed at the site. A campground with modern amenities and a conference center available for private function rentals compliment this historically and culturally significant site.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
10375 Moundville Archaeological Park, Moundville, AL 35474
CONTACT
Website
+1 205-371-2234
Write a Review
Reviews (80)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy to spend hours here while enjoying all of the static displays in the museum. Take time to tour the different mounds and available presentations.

Thank Leland L
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to go with the family and to see history as it was and enjoy the outdoors, for those of us with some indian in them it lets us see our roots so to speak...

Thank keithhr1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for Native American History. It has lots of activities and a museum. It is also good for groups or just a family outing. Great small find in rural Alabama.

Thank alabama_number_1
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this! Well worth the few minutes off I-20. The staff is wonderful and the history lesson of the natives in this region is magnificent. Take a few hours and include this in your trip. Beautiful museum, amazing pottery from this site, many completely...More

Thank Rick D
Reviewed 14 July 2017

As you enter the park be certain to spend some time with Angel from the University of Alabama. He is an absolute fount of knowledge concerning not only the history of Moundville itself but the entire Mississippian Culture. We spent nearly 2 hours being entertained...More

Thank vialux
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place but priced high for what you get. It's a very small museum and you can walk on and explore exactly two of the mounds. We did learn about the Mississippians but it just didn't measure up to all the glowing reviews we...More

Thank jeraldshawna
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Not far south of Tuscaloosa, about 30 minutes or so, is a hidden gem of history. See the film in the entrance hall before your tour for a history of the site dating back thousands of years. Truly amazing! It has a great little museum...More

Thank AL3H
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This incredible historic site transports you back over 8 centuries. An awesome visitor center and museum helps you understand what the place looked like when in use so long ago. The hike to the top of the tallest mound is rewarding for the great view...More

Thank Southernroads
Reviewed 10 May 2017

awesome place and it lets us understand a lot about our heritage, great for walking and picnics and even better when they have the indian cultural festival

Thank keithhr1
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Our trips aren’t just about “getting there”, but rather making a journey that fills us with new knowledge and experiences on the way. We were SO fortunate to have this ancient and beautiful mound site on our route as we traveled south. What a perfect...More

1  Thank BradandStacy41
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Pam's Diner
11 reviews
2.27 km away
Robertson Country Store
5 reviews
13.63 km away
Pappy's Bar-B-Q
8 reviews
12.72 km away
Big John's BBQ
15 reviews
3.76 km away
Nearby Attractions
Payne Lake Recreation Area
5 reviews
21.61 km away
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
134 reviews
23.75 km away
Children's Hands-On Museum
83 reviews
23.80 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Terrie C
10 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from roawr123 | Reviewed this property |
The first mound that has stairs is not accessible for wheelchairs. And I do not remember if the one that is by the museum is either. However, I thought it was but my husband said it was not. You might want to call just to me... More
2
Votes
Sondra B
19 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from lcooper989 |
Park Hours: The park grounds are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to dusk. Hours for the Jones Museum- daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission Prices: Adults $8.00 Seniors: $7.00 Students: $6.00 Children: $6.00 Under 5... More
1
Vote