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Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex

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Address: 801 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV 26041-2241
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This historic site features a mysterious 69-foot-high Native American...

This historic site features a mysterious 69-foot-high Native American burial mound that was built between 250 and 150 B.C.

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Nice museum, nice view from the top

This is a really impressive archaeological site, and the view from the top gives a nice perspective of the town (and it's so cool that it's right across the street from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth K
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San Jose, California
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Moundsville, West Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grandsons to the fossil event, since one of them was studying fossils in science. It was an interesting time and the boys enjoyed the activities.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really impressive archaeological site, and the view from the top gives a nice perspective of the town (and it's so cool that it's right across the street from the prison!). There was no one there when we visited, so we had the mound and the museum all to ourselves. The museum includes a lot of information about... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Mound itself very impressive - stone walkway to the top provided appropriate respect but also a great view of area, which explained use to mound as cannon battery during Civil War. Museum had some extraneous exhibits (like animal skulls and dinosaur species) that didn't relate to the mound. The more interesting ones demonstrated the mound construction, the archeological activities researching... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

we hadn't planned to stop but were advised that it gave a nice view of the surroundings & as it was on our way anyway, we visited. The mound is a short climb up & the view is indeed beautiful, the penitentiary having of course a prime place. The museum is contained but as a few nice pieces & the... More 

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Beechworth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Loved Learning about American Indian History. Was upset to see people actually walked on the mound. We were always taught to respect graves and I refused to walk on it. Also was upset that some of the back of the mound was removed to build a road. What were they thinking. Loved my visit as I love American Indian history... More 

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

A part of our history. The mound itself is a little unremarkable, but we really enjoyed the very nice museum there. We walked to the top of the mound, just so we could say we did. Went right across the street and toured the old Moundsville Pen also.

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Thank Diane S
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This place is wheelchair friendly, kid friendly and full of information and history. The exhibits are artfully, skillfully designed and displayed. There is a glass blowing video and full glass products on display as well as a wall full of carefully glued and color coordinated marbles! The wooly mammoth teeth and jaws, jewelry and man made tools from yesteryear are... More 

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West Virginia
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a very interesting museum! A must see in this small town! Also, it is free to visit! Children would enjoy climbing the mound, too!

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Beckley, West Virginia
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Stopped in here after visiting the WV Penitentiary. It was such a fun detailed museum, much more than I was expecting to be honest. So much art and history thoughtfully spread out where you could take your time and learn about the past. The views from on top of the mound are phenomenal, definitely plan on bringing some friends to... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

The mound is much taller than it looks which you realize after climbing the steps to the top - what a view from the top actually. It is right across the street from the WV Penitentiary so you get a full view of that in one direction, mountains in another. You have to walk into the building in order to... More 

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