The mounds preserved here are considered sacred by many Americans, especially the Monument's 12 affiliated American Indian tribes. A visit offers opportunities to contemplate the meanings of the mounds and the people who built them. The 200 plus American Indian mounds are located in one of the most picturesque sections of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.Read More
51st Annual Effigy Mounds Film Festival
The 51st Annual Winter Film Festival starts on Jan. 4th.Read More
Summer of 2014 Teachers' Workshop
"The Mississippi: its waters, its land, its people" is the title of the summer Teachers' Workshop.Read More
Fire Point Trail
The most popular trail in the monument is a 2 mile trail that winds through the sacred mounds and along the cliffs of the Mississippi River.Read More
Ellison Orr was a local, self taught archeoligist who was instrumental in the creation of Effigy Mounds.Read More
Autumn color from Fire Point
Fall coloration requires 2 climatic conditions: warm sunny days followed by cool nights in the forties. The colors are starting to change.Read More
Final General Management Plan Released
The General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Effigy Mounds National Monument will set the tone for the park for 15 to 20 years.Read More
Did You Know?
Effigy Mounds National Monument is located in territory that was hotly contested by Indians and the American government. In 1832, the U.S. forced the Sauk and Fox tribes to cede land south of the “Neutral Ground” along the Mississippi River, which included the lands of the present National Monument.