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Etowah Indian Mounds State Park

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Address: 813 Indian Mound Rd SE, Cartersville, GA 30120-6415
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+1 770-387-3747
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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The park contains a hiking trail to the mounds, as well as a museum of...

The park contains a hiking trail to the mounds, as well as a museum of Indian artifacts.

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A step back into history

After a day out my 10 year old granddaughter was curious about the Indian mounds. A beautiful drive not very far. There was a $6 fee, but she didn't want to go in.

Reviewed 6 days ago
barbarawaters52
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Dallas, Georgia
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Dallas, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a day out my 10 year old granddaughter was curious about the Indian mounds. A beautiful drive not very far. There was a $6 fee, but she didn't want to go in.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Etowah Indian Mounds was home to several thousand Native Americans. A portion of this is preserved in this 54-acre site which protects six earthen mounds. Etowah Mounds is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the entire Southeast. Artifacts located in the museum show how natives of this political and religious center decorated themselves with shell beads, paint, complicated... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a place to walk along the river and up and down mounds. This is the place. Learned a lot of history of the Mississippi Indians in this area here. Not built up so it's very back to nature but the museum gives you enough information and drawings that you can easily picture what it might have looked like... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent ,Educational,Entertaining The largest Native American settlement in the Etowa Valley.The flat-topped earthen knolls were used from about 900 to 1500 A.D. as a platform dwelling for the chief/priest, an elite mortuary ground and temple areas. Don't forget to check out the Etowah River Walk Nature Trail and the fish weir. Wear comfortable walking shoes because your gonna want to... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing recreational area. The museum has many artifacts excavated from the mounds Areas for picnics and stairs up the mounds so that you are able to climb to the top and a great view of the surrounding community. Great for children teens and adults Church groups. School groups.

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Salzburg, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Wonderful small museum with a great collection of exhibits bringing to life Native American life in the area half a century ago. The movie is a must watch, it visualises what the place looked like! Important since the site itself does not offer a lot to see, buildings and huts have long gone. A stroll along the river however is... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

We enjoyed our visit to this place while my family was visiting from out of town. It's a great place when the weather is nice. I think on a rainy day you'd miss a lot. The mounds are fun to climb and get a nice view of the water and the land. Very pretty if you can climb a lot... More 

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Marietta
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Worth seeing. There are three large flat top mounds with a variety of other archaeological points of interest on the grounds. Inside there's a nice display of pottery, weapons, and other artifacts. There's a short film about the Mississippi mound builder groups. The State ranger was gregarious and well-informed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is beautiful and historic and easily accessible. The Etowah Indian Mounds, a 54-acre archeological site south Cartersville in Bartow County, Georgia, was built and occupied by several thousand Native Americans from 1,000 AD to 1,500 AD. It protects six earthen mounds, a plaza, village site, borrow pits and defensive ditch and is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in... More 

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

I had a little time to kill up in the area so decided to find the Etowah Indian Mounds. It was a beautiful fall day so a stop by the site on the Etowah River was delightful. It is easy to see why they chose this location. Nice museum with a short film worth watching. Well done.

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