Effigy Mounds National Monument

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If Iowa is on your road trip itinerary, make sure to make a stop in Harpers Ferry and explore the fascinating Effigy Mounds National Monument. Take pleasure in easy, wheelchair-accessible strolls to view the grassy mounds sculpted in the shapes of animals like bears, turtles, and various birds.

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There are over 200 prehistoric mounds built by Native Americans and viewed by many as sacred still to this day. Built for ceremonial purposes the mounds are a fun thing to check out with the family! Let the kids do some research then head out to explore!

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Stay at the fabulous Sunshine Hill Farmhouse or Point Of View Bed & Breakfast. Stop into the the Schoolhouse Antique Mall, shop downtown McGregor and have lunch. (all less than 5 miles from the monument) Pack the car and hit the road for Effigy Mounds National Monument. Happy Travels 🙂