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This is an interesting side trip while visiting Natchez. The size of the mound is even more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tommy J
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Decatur, Alabama, United States
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2nd Largest in the U.S.

My friend really was interested in the Natchez Indians so we drove the stunningly beautiful Natchez... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jcbertha
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Loveland, Colorado
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Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“natchez trace” (48 reviews)
“short detour” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Natchez, MS
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"natchez trace"
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"worth the climb"
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"short detour"
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"pre columbian"
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"paved walk"
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"eight acres"
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"information posted"
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"information boards"
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"football field"
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"ceremonial center"
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"impressive sight"
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"natchez indians"
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"native americans"
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"beautiful drive"
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"amazing site"
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"ceremonial site"
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"definitely worth a stop"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting side trip while visiting Natchez. The size of the mound is even more impressive considering no modern tools we used for construction. Upkeep of the road and signs should be improved.

Thank Tommy J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend really was interested in the Natchez Indians so we drove the stunningly beautiful Natchez Trace and really enjoyed the Emerald Mound. It was interpreted beautifully.

Thank jcbertha
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the second largest Indian mound in North America, I was surprised how inconspicuous the site is. There's no museum or restroom and a simple gate separates the mound from the small parking area. The mound itself is pretty impressive. It's bigger than I expected...More

Thank Barry L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emerald Mound is near the Natchez Trace. It does give a good idea of what the place was like, even if we only get to see a fraction of what the town really was. This stop is well worth the time.

Thank claude_monnier
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Emerald Mound ias an archeological site, but also a place where native americans hold as sacred. Visitors can respectfully visit the site, and ancestors of the original builders still use if to ceremonial purposes.

Thank Kevin032452
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped along the Natchez Trace to view the second largest Indian burial mound in the US. I believe they said Indians hand carried the soil like with back packs over centuries. Well worth the stop, loved reading the history.

Thank carol m
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To really appreciate this type of human accomplishment it really helps to climb and read about it on site. To think this was done by hand and its magnitude is inspiring.

Thank Bob G
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

It's amazing how many people don't know the history of Indian mounds. Mississippi has quite a few of them - you can even follow a Mound Trail around the state. The signs will give you a good description of their purpose and how they are...More

Thank Bettie W
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

To visit the second largest native american site in the US was amazing. Located north of Natchez about 20 minutes in a beautiful forest, this peaceful, powerful mound gave me such reverence and peace. Climbing to the top of the Sun Mound, I felt a...More

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

If you are in the Natchez area this mound is well worth taking a look at. You have to be amazed at how much work was involved in the construction of this attraction.

Thank rhonsinger
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