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Not much to see

This is an impressive mound but there is not that much to see. As it is just off the Natchez Trace... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian M
Montrose, United Kingdom
via mobile
Wonderful views!

A beautiful experience for the open-minded. A Nice side trip for those who love nature. I love the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Natchez, Mississippi
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Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

A beautiful experience for the open-minded. A Nice side trip for those who love nature. I love the fresh air!

Thank Niasnaturals828
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 7 September 2017 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 5 September 2017

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 29 August 2017

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 15 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
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