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Explore Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site

Wickliffe, Kentucky



0.4 miles

Elevation Gain

13 ft

Route Type



Added by Lucas Bremer

Walk the ruins of an Ancient City.

A Native American village once occupied the site of Wickliffe Mounds, about A.D. 1100 to 1350. Here, the Mississippian culture built earthen mounds and permanent houses around a central plaza overlooking the Mississippi River. 

Visitors follow a self guided trail system to view the Ceremonial, Chief’s and Burial Mounds and take an archaeology walking tour. Exhibits in the main museum gallery give visitors a chance to see Mississippian tools and learn about their technology in stone, pottery, weaving, and the natural environment.

The nature trail on site also has several large and possible state champion sized trees marked.

Please note: Pets are prohibited on the archaeological site, which encompasses the fenced in area around the mounds, buildings and trails; service dogs allowed. An entrance fee of $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for active military or children. 

A link to hours and updates of the park are found here.

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