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“Neat but no one there.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Mound House

Mound House
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Sarasota, Florida
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85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Neat but no one there.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We saw the sign on the main drag and was curious so drove back and there were no real signs to go by. Then when we did get there it was totally empty and some construction going on. Did find a flyer and it looks very interesting but with no one there we couldn't do a thing. Might try it again next visit.

Visited July 2014
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Munnsville
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hidden history on the island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

This is a great attraction if your into history. It is free to visit, also keep in mind it is run by volunteers, who are very passionate about what they are doing. Thousands of year of history explained to you. From the forming of the island, Calusa Indians, Ponce de leon. How the Calusa's lived and built the shell mound, plant life on the island and much more. At the end of the tour you get to go under ground and see the layers of the mound and watch a video. Also the oldest surviving structure sits here at this place. The area is under renovations as they are working to make it a nicer place to visit. Great place to go especially if you love history.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Mound House Discovery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had time to kill before our flight and found ourselves at the Mound House. What a gem of a discovery. Walked around the property and then took in the short, very informational video about the history and discovery of the mound. Never knew about the Calusa Indians.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Lisa L
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Cape Coral, Florida
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Go back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Go see it now, then plan to go back when the house is completed and open. Very, very interesting historical site.

Visited May 2014
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Matlacha, Florida
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lots of History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Old Florida history of the Calusa Indians and the beginning of Ft. Myers Beach. Awesome exhibit of being inside a Middin Mound . Lots of Plants and Trees native and non native.

Visited May 2014
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