AAA Editor Notes
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park is 4 mi. s.e. off US 165. The park preserves the remains of prehistoric earthworks called the Toltec Mounds. Once believed to be the work of Toltec Indians from Mexico, these large mounds were probably constructed by an early American group of the Plum Bayou culture. Built A.D. 650-1050, the mounds were abandoned by 1400. Some of the 18 mounds were foundations for temples and houses, while others were burial sites.
Self-guiding tours are offered along a .75-mile and a 1.6-mile trail emphasizing site preservation and research.
Guided tours are available; phone ahead to confirm staff availability.