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Review of Emerald Mound

Ranked #12 of 53 things to do in Natchez
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Owner description: Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.
Reviewed 29 September 2017

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

Thank Niasnaturals828
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

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 of the Cahokia mounds in Southern Illinois (about 10 miles from St. Louis near I-55).

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 wheel chair...if you dare. It is so much bigger once you go up and around! I'd like more information posted there about the mounds, but we used google. There is one large sign and a smaller one to read. You have to leave the main road to get to it. That side road is NOT in good condition. It is full of pot holes and really needs some work. Surprisingly there can be a lot of traffic on that road.

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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.

1  Thank Wallace C
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