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A piece of History

Driving along the Natchez Trace there are several markers. This Mound is quite a sight to see... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Julie B
,
Mentor, Ohio
Interesting but wouldn't go out of my way to see this

The history is interesting. Great way to get some exercise. It's more like 2 mounds. The first... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Holidav
,
New Braunfels, Texas
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Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
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Natchez, MS
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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
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
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Hey it's no Pyramid of Cheops, but imagine the years of labor it took native Americans to schlep soil on their backs up the ever expanding slopes in order to build an 8 acre mound that rises about 50 feet from the flats. Millions of...More

1  Thank jimichongaJC
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We saw the sign for the Emerald Mound while on the Natchez Trace Parkway. It is off the beaten path and a little out of the way on gravel road but a pretty sight.

Thank TXVicky
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The size of this mound is very large. Steep but flat trail to the top, and, as others have said, not much of a view except the gentle rolling grassy field. Just think about The manpower required to construct this mound. Easy to reach.

Thank NanaKat46
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It costs nothing and is impressive to see what these Indian societies accomplished. It was just a short drive off of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Thank 298pennyr
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is a nice Indian Mound spot. It has deep history and if you can picture how it was rather than how it is now...it is pretty amazing.

Thank Cebu_Bernard
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The second largest Indian Mound in North America! This is a great stop along the Natchez Trace and a very interesting site to see. Climb the mound and imagine the ceremonies and games as they use to take place.

Thank Dioc
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Well lets face it, this is a big hill of grass out in the middle of nowhere. But for the signs or a little history buff one would never really know of its origins from looking at it. It is a climb up the steps,...More

Thank jet2022017
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