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Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

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Address: 3600 Indian Mound Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303-2300
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+1 850-922-6007

This important site dates back to the 13th century.

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Nice walk

It's a nice place to visit if you want to get out for a short walk. It would also be a great place to take your dog for a walk or to visit with small children.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice place to visit if you want to get out for a short walk. It would also be a great place to take your dog for a walk or to visit with small children.

Thank MekaMeka
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

A hidden gem, and a truly beautiful state park. Gorgeous trees and a creek that runs by. Not very many people, quiet and calm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Variety of trails to select from. Wooden stairs to top of two of the mounds are close to parking area. One path required dexterity to navigate temporary boards on the ground through a muddy area which added more fun to the adventure for our granddaughter. Open grassy area good for kids and dogs. There is a good sized covered picnic... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Lake Jackson Mounds preserves several beautifully preserved "Fort Walton" or Mississippian-era mounds and has a beautiful nature trail that winds through the remains of a 19th century plantation farming operation. The largest of the mounds is absolutely magnificent in size!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A bit of history tucked away just off Lake Jackson. Interesting mounds and history of the early peoples of that area. When you walk the area and see how close it was to the lake, you can get a glimpse of what their life may have been like and perhaps why they chose that area to build the mounds. There... More 

Thank Stacey C
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

While traveling through Tallahassee we were looking for a place to stop for lunch and go for a walk before returning to our drive. The Lake Jackson Mounds and Archeological State Park was the perfect find. There were several trails to hike through the woods. We even did a little off trailing... wonderful! The picnic area was very nice, set... More 

Thank poisionapple
Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We went to this state park and had a good time. There are plenty of pavillions for families to gather. There is also a pavillion with grill to cook. The pavillion had electircal outlets and they are situated under trees. There is a playground for kids. Clean restrooms. Not a real nature person but area was nice and clean, I... More 

Thank Donecia G
Peachtree City, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

There are old mound sites scattered around the southeast, and the most impressively maintained ones I've seen are at Cahokia, IL (Cahokia), Macon, GA (Ocmulgee), and Blakely, GA (Kolomoki, not so far away from here). It must be said that these mounds are not as impressive as those, not are they maintained as well as those. But mounds are always... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

This was one of our first stops in Tallahassee. I'd been years before, back when my family moved to the Tallahassee area, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. My boyfriend researched parks in the area and wanted to come here, so we did. We enjoyed the trail, climbing the mounds, reading the historical markers, etc. Crazy lotta mosquitoes, though! BRING THE... More 

2 Thank RitaJuanita
Thomasville, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

I always enjoy being out in the fresh air but overall, this park was a disappointment. My husband and walked the trail and visited the mounds but we just couldn't work up any excitement over what we were viewing. There is a nice picnic shelter but it would not be my first choice in the Tallahassee area. Restrooms are available... More 

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