Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, Macon

4.7
17,000 Years of Continuous Human Habitation!

Welcome to Ocmulgee National Monument. This park is a memorial to the relationship between people and natural resources. Native Americans first came here during the Paleo-Indian period to hunt Ice Age mammals. Several cultures occupied this land for thousands of years, each creating their own history here. The Mississippian culture arrived here around 900CE and constructed mounds for the elite members of their society. Today the mounds remain for all to see and explore.
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  • 17,000 years of human habitation. Phenomenal. Part was closed for "unexpected repair.". Still an amazing place.  more »
  • Travelling north from Florida to Ohio we decided to spend the night in Macon, GA. A quick search of 'Things to do in Macon' brought up the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. Our decision to vis...  more »
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  • Great place!!!! Ten thousand year of human occupation. Wonderful history and climbing to the top of the mounds gives you a real feeling for the place. Lots of nice trails through the woods to different mounds. Plenty of interpretive panels to help you understand what your seeing. There are two downsides to the park. The first is that the visitor center exhibits and interpretive panels at the mounds are old. Your experience as a park visitor would I think be enhanced by a more modern style of interpretation. Your experience is still good but it could be better with more modern interpretation. The second if that the park is cut through and through by a rail line and an interstate highway. In particular the roar of the highway is constant and seriously distracting. Not much the park service can do about but it's still distracting and harms your experience of the park that should be somewhat introspective.
  • Loved our visit! We went for a lantern night tour with period dressed characters. Very informative and interesting. We lucked out and got free telescope views near the parking lot! Which added something extra special to our visit! Would greatly recommend but would caution that it is a nice hike with lots of stairs to the top of the highest mound.

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