Across North America, indigenous cultures built large mounds for ceremonial and practical purposes. These mounds showcase the knowledge, creativity, skill, and determination of the native tribes who planned and built them throughout the centuries.


Where can you see Native American mounds and museums?

This list features some of the largest mound sites around the country. You may be able to find other sites in your state.

Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center Danville, Alabama -

Indian Mound and Museum Florence, Alabama -

Moundville Archaeological Park Tuscaloosa, Alabama -

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park Scott, Arkansas -

Mound House Fort Myers Beach, Florida -

Indian Temple Mound Museum Fort Walton Beach, Florida -

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park Tallahassee, Florida -

Kolomoki Mounds State Park Blakely, Georgia -

Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site Cartersville, Georgia -

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Collinsville, Illinois -

Dickson Mounds Museum Lewistown, Illinois -

Kincaid Mounds Massac County, Illinois -

Mounds State Park Anderson, Indiana -

Angel Mounds State Historic Site Evansville, Indiana -

Skillet Creek Indian Mounds Dayton, Iowa -

Little Maquoketa River Mounds Dubuque, Iowa -

Effigy Mounds National Monument Harper’s Ferry, Iowa -

Toolesboro Mounds and Museum Wapello, Iowa -

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site Wickliffe, Kentucky -

Town Creek Indian Mound Mt. Gilead, North Carolina -

Miamisburg Mound Park Miamisburg, Ohio -

Serpent Mound Peebles, Ohio -

Spiro Mounds Spiro, Oklahoma -

Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park Pinson, Tennessee -

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Alto, Texas -

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Moundsville, West Virginia -

Logan Museum of Anthropology & Indian Mounds Beloit, Wisconsin -


Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation Toltec Mounds: Farther Along / Flickr / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License Grave Creek Mound: West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division Serpent Mounds: Yoho2001 / Wikimedia Commons / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License Sauls Mound: Brian Stansberry / Wikimedia Commons / Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License