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Address: 3850 State Route 73, Peebles, OH 45660
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Nominated as a World Heritage Site, Serpent Mound is a prehistoric effigy...

Nominated as a World Heritage Site, Serpent Mound is a prehistoric effigy mound that was constructed by Native Americans at least 900 years ago, possibly much earlier. The earthwork depicts a serpentine form, 1,348 feet long, and represents the pinnacle of a flourishing ancient culture.

Visitors can walk around the Serpent earthwork, and view three other ancient burial mounds. A museum, open seasonally, contains examples of ancient Native American tools, interpretive information, and an orientation video. The gift shop features authentic Native American made items, local artwork, archaeology books, and many fun gifts for children.

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Incredibly beautiful and incredibly amazing!

From our Indian ancestors a beautiful gift of an ancient earthwork. Plenty to see and do (including a tower overlook) - go and visit in each season... you'll see a different... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
West Chester, Ohio
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West Chester, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From our Indian ancestors a beautiful gift of an ancient earthwork. Plenty to see and do (including a tower overlook) - go and visit in each season... you'll see a different place each time, but each time will be beautiful!

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Norwalk, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Serpent Mound is the largest ancient earthwork in the world. It is a ways out in the country from any major city, but close to some small towns and Amish country. It would be of interest to anyone interested in ancient cultures, astronomy, or archaeology. There is a visitor center with a video introduction and a gift shop. There is... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stopped at Serpent Mound on a beautiful Sunday afternoon the day before Halloween. I live 2 hours away and I'm ashamed to say this was my first visit. Serpent Mound is an amazing ancient effigy mound with burial mounds nearby. We were awestruck at the engineering feat of building this without any guidance from the air...or was there?? Anyway,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We made a detour to see this site as I had always wanted to stop here, but it is not near to anything. We were heading down I75 from Indiana to Oak Ridge TN, so stopped here in the afternoon and stayed in Cincinnati overnight. They have an interesting film and some unusual items in the gift shop. There were... More 

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Lake Lure, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting artifact of an ancient civilization. Photo tip: best pix from the observation deck will be early or late in the day when shadows will help define the twists and curves of the serpent.

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Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Mounds cultures are more prevalent than I thought, and this is a prime example of an excellent mound-building culture. We had wanted to visit the mound for several years, after we saw the Serpent Mound featured in a National Geographic magazine. We were able to finally see it; however, it is not possible to see the whole effigy even from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This was the second time I've been to the Great Serpent Mound with my kids. FYI - I'm a teacher and, basically, I brought my kids for an authentic Ohio History Lesson. My kids thought the Serpent Mound and two small burial mounds were cool... but they certainly weren't enthralled by them. I guess that's how teens and tweens are.... More 

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Tallmadge, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is in the middle of nowhere, but if your in the southern Ohio area you should stop by. Parking is $8. They have a tower you get go up to look down at the mound. Museum was closed the day i went, but the rest of the park is nice. Some good views over the area.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The drive we took to the site from the east was fairly long and mostly isolated. It was very pretty in places, and there were many old abandoned buildings along the way, if you have an interest in those. We left toward the west and found it to be more farm land than the other direction. The mound park charges... More 

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Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a very cool place if you're looking for something unique and historical; however, don't plan on spending an entire day here as there is not much to see. It's a great place for picnics and there is a path around the mound for walking. If you wish to see more of the mound at once, there is a... More 

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