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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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We stumbled across this after touring the prison. The view from the top of the mound was fabulous. The exhibits were interesting and gave us some history of the mounds. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stumbled across this after touring the prison. The view from the top of the mound was fabulous. The exhibits were interesting and gave us some history of the mounds. We especially liked the exhibit featuring Marble King. Definitely worth touring in conjunction with the prison.

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Henderson, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here before heading to the prison. Nice little place with some interesting info. Great views from the top of the mound. Definitely a great addition to a prison tour and completely free.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We have visited a number of museums, but none devoted the entire experience to the 200 BC time frame. A little town called Moundsville near Wheeling, West Virginia got its name from the many mounds, many of which were burial mounds of the Adena people. Most of the mounds in the Ohio River Valley area have been destroyed by modern... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

My mom and I went here after the West Virginia State Penitentiary. This was a free museum, with one of the grave mounds preserved in the yard. Very historic and informational. The local exhibits that show what is made in West Virginia (glass, marbles, etc) were neat too.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We arrived on a Monday, not knowing they were closed (the museum and access to the mound). That was partially our fault. We were disappointed but still took some pictures. The 'haunted' prison is right across the street for some more good views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We left moundsville prison tour and went to the burial mound. It was quite a walk to the top but worth it for the view Didn't take long. We then visited the museum and was surprised at how nice it was. I want to take the grandchildren next time I think they will be fascinated with the animal skeletons. I... More 

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