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Address: Natchez, MS
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Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.

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Another Cool Natchez Trace Stop

One of many interesting stops along the Natchez Trace Parkway. A little more of a detour than most Trace stops, but well worth it. Amazing to think how this was built and imagine... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
TheSpeis
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San Diego, California
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Great Falls, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're touring the Natchez Trace, this is not a bad place to stop for a little while. However, the history of the mound people needs a lot more explanation. There are two signs at the mound that tell visitors about what the purpose of the mounds were. This is the 2nd largest mound in the US, I would think... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of many interesting stops along the Natchez Trace Parkway. A little more of a detour than most Trace stops, but well worth it. Amazing to think how this was built and imagine what uses it had. It would be nice if the site had some more signage and interpretation.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's very quiet and beautiful here. The walk to the top to enjoy the view is easy. We love this spot and visit whenever we are in the area.

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Thank Sharon K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stopped by here as we were traveling the Natchez Trail. It is an amazing site to see that the Indians built this by hauling tons of dirt by hand. When you climb to the top and look out it is so beautiful and peaceful! I consider it a must see. Better than the Natchez Indian Village. Much more impressive... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Huge scale of this Amerindian mound is impressive, little signage or information though. Walk to the top of the mound may be out for some with limited mobility.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A definite stop when you are traveling the Natchez Parkway. You will be impressed by the size of it and the area is quite beautiful in general. The information posted there helps to visualize what this looked like when occupied by native Americans

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I would say not worth driving way out of your way to see but quite interesting to see it and speculate on it's purpose if you are passing close by it. Does give you sort of an odd feeling when you are the only ones there.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very large Indian mounds. interesting history and story. It is right off the Natchez Trace Pkwy. A nice stop and rest. However it is a take it or leave it.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is on the new mound trail, right off the Natchez Trace. There is a nice sign explaining the site. Fairly easy access to the top of the mound where you can get a good sense of the size of the mound and what it took to build it.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Basically this is one of the recommended sights on the Natchez Trace. There is a history but little is visible You have to use your imagination. Not sure if there's anything that could be done to make it more interesting to be honest. However, one of the must do stop offs on the Trace

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