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Take time to stop

Missed this stop on previous trips up Pkwy so made a point to stop since grandchildren (And... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Llanotraveler
Ancient and Impressive

Watch for the marker right off of the Natchez Trace. It is a very short detour off of the trail... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Jill S
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Austin, Texas
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Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.
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  • Average21%
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Natchez, MS
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"natchez trace parkway"
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"worth the climb"
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"pre columbian"
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"natchez indians"
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"eight acres"
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"short detour"
in 2 reviews
"information posted"
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"information boards"
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"easy climb"
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"football field"
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"ceremonial site"
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"native americans"
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"paved walk"
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"united states"
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"great stop"
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"definitely worth a stop"
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"grand village"
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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.

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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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Reviewed 12 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
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Reviewed 29 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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Reviewed 16 July 2017

My wife and I have visited Monk's Mound in Cahokia, Illinois, near St. Louis, and we have visited Emerald Mound near Natchez, Mississippi. They are the oldest Pre-Columbian earthworks in the country. Located on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Stanton, Mississippi, Emerald Mound covers eight...More

1  Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

I'm on a cross-country trek and the Natchez Trace was a great place to spend the day. Emerald Mound was a stop and it's so beautiful. Take the hike and enjoy the beauty!

Thank 441paml
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is a very secluded location and is a huge mound complex. We wanted to tour it but walked up on a couple having sex in the yard just inside the gate. We left kind of embarrassed and shocked.

1  Thank Ernest R
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Driving along the Natchez Trace there are several markers. This Mound is quite a sight to see. The signage is very informative about it. The Mound has a fence around it.

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The history is interesting. Great way to get some exercise. It's more like 2 mounds. The first climb is up a winding path to an elevated field, that's similar in size to a soccer/football field. The second climb is up wooden steps (needing repair) to...More

Thank Holidav
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

If you are driving The Natchez Trace and see the marker and turn off for these grounds, stop and pay a visit. This is the site of the 2nd largest mound in North America. There are a few signs to read and at first it...More

1  Thank Nolafan2164
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