Effigy Mounds National Monument

Location: 25 miles NE of Elkader

Address: 151 IA-76, Harpers Ferry IA

Phone: 563-873-3491

Activities: Museum, Visitor Center, Walking

Established in 1949 to preserve ceremonial mounds constructed by Native American mound builders inhabiting the upper Mississippi River valley between 450 B.C. and 1300 A.D. Explore the mounds and experience the beauty of this 1,481 acre park on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Hike its extensive trail system and enjoy the visitor center where you will find a museum, bookstore and restroom facilities. Interpretive tours, films, nature lectures and activities are offered year round.

Open: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily except on national holidays

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