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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 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Jill S
Austin, Texas
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Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.
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Natchez, MS
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Taylor B
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
Reviewed 30 June 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
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
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
Reviewed 3 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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