Mounds State Park, located off I-69 east of Anderson, features 10 unique "earthworks" built by a group of prehistoric Indians known as the Adena-Hopewell people. The largest earthwork, the "Great Mound", is believed to have been constructed around 160 B.C. Archaeological surveys seem to indicate it was used as a gathering place for religious ceremonies. Be sure to include time to visit the new Nature Center. The new building includes a bird viewing room, small animal displays and much more.

Great family park. Easy trails. Picnic tables everywhere. Grills and pavilions. Most of the trails are the six foot wide graded type. My grand kids love it. The dogs love it to. You can wade or fish in the river just off the trails.

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1 month ago

Very pleasant hiking trail. Wide, clear and well kept. A little slick in spots with ice on the trail this morning.

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3 months ago

Great easy hike. Perfect for dogs or anyone that wants a beautiful day out. Trees, water, animals. This trail has a lot to offer and is free!. I would recommend this hike to anyone.

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3 months ago

Very wide trail, well kept and marked.

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3 months ago

Completed this trail with 3 of my kids (ages 8, 17, 18) and 2 dogs. Beautiful scenery, trails were easy to follow although we did have some difficulty towards the end with trail markers. Would rate more along easy...

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3 months ago

Local park near me when I went to college. There are lots of streams running off that brought a trickling effect during my morning walk. Plenty of tree coverage with some educational signs about the Indian mounds and early history.

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4 months ago

When I was in my final semester of college, I would come here 2-3 days a week. Very scenic for Central Indiana, with plenty of wildlife to see.

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4 months ago

Short, entertaining, and easy or moderate trails available. Multiple access points to beautiful river!

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5 months ago

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7 months ago

Great local park and river access!