Moundville Archaeological Park, Moundville

#37 of 127 in Museums in Alabama
Called “The Big Apple of the 14th Century” by National Geographic, Moundville Archaeological Park was once the site of a powerful prehistoric community that, at its peak, was America’s largest city north of Mexico. Located on the Black Warrior River 13 miles south of Tuscaloosa, the park preserves 326 acres where, 800 years ago, Mississippian Indians constructed 28 massive flat-topped earthen pyramids, arranged carefully around a vast central plaza. The mounds served as elevated platforms for civic and ceremonial structures and the homes of nobles. Today, the panoramic landscape provides stunning views of these ancient monuments while the park’s museum displays many of the beautiful treasures that have been unearthed at the site including the famous stone Rattlesnake Disk.
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  • Starts with a 15 minute introductory video then you drive aound a big loop exploring various mounds. Then you come to the museum which is fascinating. Finally you get to the Black Warrior River where ...  more »
  • Moundville is a wonderful experience for those who are interested in the history of the area and the Native American's who inhabited it. There are beautiful, interesting displays of the relics and typ...  more »
  • The most beautiful park ever and it not fare from home. We visit yearly and just started staying overnight and camping. We love it how clean the place is and the staff is so nice. If i lived close enough to drive daily i would love to work here just to be closer and learn so much more.
  • A great introduction to Native American culture before Columbus' arrival. Beautiful grounds to see the mounds in context. Can climb to the top of 2 of them. Excellent museum and a campground. Great experience.

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