Effigy Mounds National Monument

The mounds preserved here are considered sacred by many Americans, especially the Monument's 20 culturally associated American Indian tribes. A visit offers opportunities to contemplate the meanings of the mounds and the people who built them. The 200 plus American Indian mounds are located in one of the most picturesque sections of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

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Latitude: 43.088816 Longitude: -91.185716 Elevation: 666 ft
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Bob Palmer

Hours Open

8:00 - 4:30

Time Period Represented

500 BC to 1200 AD

Seasons Open


Visitor Fees


Accessibility Notes

Handicap accessible visitor center and mound viewing area.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets on leash are permitted. 

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