Effigy Mounds National Monument, located in Iowa on the border between Allamakee and Clayton Counties, is an astounding National Park that draws tens of thousands of visitors annually. The visitor’s center can be found in Harpers Ferry, Iowa, just north of Marquette.
The park is named after the hundreds of effigy mounds scattered across the park and aims to preserve those effigy mounds and to educate visitors on them.
The effigy mounds are prehistoric earthen mounds built by Native American people, most of which are shaped like animals, such as birds and bears. Most were built in the first millennium by the Woodland Culture.
The effigies cannot be viewed well from the surface, but seen from above they take many different discernible shapes.
The local flora and fauna present on the park’s land are linked to the effigy mounds and help visitors to understand the inspiration that went into the creation of the mounds centuries ago.
The mounds are culturally linked to approximately 20 modern Native American tribes and are considered to be sacred sites and cultural touchstones by members of those tribes.
Between the wildlife, the educational opportunities on Native American culture, and the spectacle of the effigy mounds themselves, there’s something for your entire family at Effigy Mounds National Monument.
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