Effigy Mounds National Monument

Before Europeans arrived, a unique American Indian “Effigy Mound” culture developed in the upper Midwest building thousands of earthen mounds in the shape of animals across the landscape. Today, over two-hundred mounds are preserved intact here; thirty-one are effigies in the shape of bears and birds found along hiking trails offering magnificent views of the Mississippi River.

  • 3-miles north of Marquette, Iowa on state highway 76 (The Great River Road)
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