• A quiet summer walk through the Marching Bear Group of effigy mounds

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Photo Gallery

 
Mounds in Fall
Marching Bear Group in Autumn
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Sunrise in the Forest at Effigy Mounds

Sunrise in the Forest at Effigy Mounds National Monument

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Sunrise in the Forest Near Fire Point

 
Sunrise at Fire Point with Fog

Early Morning Fog over the upper Mississippi River

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Foggy Sunrise Over The Mississippi River
 
View of Mississippi River from Fire Point

View of Mississippi River from Fire Point

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View of Mississippi River from Fire Point
 
Sunrise at Fire Point

Sunrise at Fire Point

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Sunrise at Fire Point
 

Did You Know?

Marching Bear Mound Group lies beside the route of the Military Road

Soldiers built a military road that eventually extended approximately fifty miles, connecting Fort Atkinson with Fort Crawford. The road — which passed through the monument's South Unit — was one of the first government-authorized roads within what would become the State of Iowa.