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Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Finally got to come here, and was not disappointed. We took a guided tour, and that was perfect... read more

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Melissa C
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Indian Mounds

Our family of 9 -3 adults, kids 6-14 and an infant- Visited here for a few hours on a Sunday... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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Historic site that features Native American artifacts dating back twelve centuries before the birth of Christ.
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6859 Louisiana 577, Epps, LA 71266
+1 888-926-5492
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally got to come here, and was not disappointed. We took a guided tour, and that was perfect. Loved the museum inside, staff seems nice.

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Our family of 9 -3 adults, kids 6-14 and an infant- Visited here for a few hours on a Sunday morning.First of all it is fully open on Sunday morning which fit in with our schedule but is unusual for the area.We could easily have...More

Thank Susanrn4kids
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This place is tucked way back off the beaten path but it is a gem hidden in the woods. The history associated with this location is well worth the stop. Rangers were extremely helpful. and very accommodating. The site is rather large but can be...More

Thank TOM A
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

The staff at Poverty Point are very knowledgeable. Activities include making clay cooking stones, weaving baskets or dream catchers, and target practice with a spear and atlatyl. Other demonstrations include earth oven meal preparation, arrowhead production, and tool building such as the ancient drill. For...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I have wanted to go to Poverty Point for many years and finally made it. Mark and Eric, the Rangers, were terrific. Mark spent a great deal of time talking with my husband and myself about the site, its history, and its maintenance. We took...More

Thank Kathryn A
Reviewed 10 July 2018

It's a shame so many don't know about this extraordinary place in La. The site does an excellent job of presenting the beautiful artifacts and the short film really adds a layer of understanding before you venture out on your own. If you have small...More

Thank Lindsey G
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Visited on 7/7/2018 around 1:00pm. I really hate to leave such a bad review. The place is great my problem was with an employee. We got there and was walking up to the museum and met a young man coming out that works there. He...More

Thank Kristi M
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Despite a good visitor center, to really get the most out of this site, you need to go "in season" and take one of the tours. We just didn't get much out of it doing it ourselves.

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is an amazing site that is off the beaten track near I-20 and Vicksburg, Mississippi. It is huge, created by native Americans between 1800 and 1100 BC solely by moving thousands of tons of earth to create a vast system of earthen works and...More

Thank magicas
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Amazing what the Native Americans were able to create without the modern tools we have. The museum is nice, bathrooms clean and you can drive around the area and they have a map with information about each station. We went to the top of the...More

Thank AliceL3409
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13 September 2018|
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Response from dkorwood | Reviewed this property |
At least 2-3 hours is minimum
29 July 2018|
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Response from Kathryn A | Reviewed this property |
There were three tram tours per day conducted by rangers, however I would call ahead. The ranger with whom I spoke indicated times and availability vary depending on the time of year. There were no demonstrations when I... More
20 November 2015|
Response from Gerasim M | Reviewed this property |
Not quite sure what you mean by your question. Poverty Point is in the middle of no place, I would guess there is not a Trader Joe's within 200 miles! Where I live I am 10 miles from Trader Joe's. Which still has nothing to... More