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“One large mound”

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park
Ranked #28 of 85 things to do in Tallahassee
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Owner description: This important site dates back to the 13th century.
Florida
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“One large mound”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Went to this not expecting too much but maybe expecting more than I found. It is a big park, nice for picnics, with two mounds. One is large wooden steps and the other not too high. Picnic tables available. trails available. Take bug spray with you.

Visited May 2013
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Coolidge
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“awsome”
Reviewed 30 December 2012

It is a place well worth the time. Lived in area for years and did not know it was there. Also went to many other state parks in and around n.Fl.

Visited December 2012
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Florida
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Ancient Indians in Florida”
Reviewed 3 October 2012

There are many Mound Builder cultural sites along the Mississippi River into Ohio, but Florida has several ancient sites near Tallahassee, it capital city. Lake Jackson (named for Andrew Jackson) are the largest with the most extensive research. Easy parking, a wonderful place for picnics, play touch foot ball, soccer and frisbie. i attended a sun rise wedding on the top of the major mound which was majestic. History abounds in the area with Lake Jackson Mounds and San Luis site the focus for Florida Indians.

Visited September 2012
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Tallahassee, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not much here.”
Reviewed 14 September 2012

This is a nice but rather small State Park. The hiking path is very scenic but short...about 20 minutes and can get very muddy. The mounds are just that....hills. You can see everything in 35 minutes. Great place for a picnic though or playing frisbee. I have nicknamed this "affair" state park as lots of people seem to arrive in separate vehicles and then sit together or leave for a while in one of the vehicles.

Visited September 2012
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Tallahassee, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“An earlier Florida capital”
Reviewed 20 August 2012

This is yet another scenic spot in Tallahassee -- the place is loaded with them. The mounds and surrounding grounds are what's left of a sizable town from the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex period. Great photo opportunities exist everywhere, especially in the late afternoon or early morning.

Visited August 2012
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