AAA Editor Notes
Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park is n. on US 45, then 2.5 mi. e. to 460 Ozier Rd. The site, used by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes, is considered one of the largest Middle Woodland-period mound groups in the United States. The 1,162-acre area has about 15 mounds, crematory areas, fields and a forest with wildflowers, creeks, trails, picnic areas and a nursery.
A museum, housed in a mound replica, contains park offices, exhibits, an archeological library and a theater.
Guided hikes are offered year-round, and educational programs are available in summer; phone ahead for schedule.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.