Effigy Mounds National Monument is located 3 miles north of Marquette, Iowa at 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146.
La Crosse Municipal Airport, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Dane County Regional Airport, Madison, Wisconsin
Effigy Mounds is 100 miles west of Madison. Take U.S. highway 18 to Marquette, Iowa. Travel 3-miles north of Marquette, Iowa on state highway 76 (The Great River Road)
Dubuque Regional Airport, Dubuque, Iowa
Effigy Mounds is 65 miles north of Dubuque. Take U.S. Highway 52 and then east on U.S. Highway 18 to Marquette, Iowa. Travel 3-miles north of Marquette, Iowa on State Highway 76 (The Great River Road).
Eastern Iowa Airport, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
* See travel directions from airports (above)
Effigy Mounds National Monument is one of two National Park Service units located in the State of Iowa. Herbert Hoover NHS is located in southeast Iowa in West Branch (along Interstate 80).
Effigy Mounds is located along the Upper Mississippi River in northeast Iowa along the Wisconsin border.
Did You Know?
An important figure in the documentation of Iowa's effigy mounds was Ellison Orr. Born in 1857, Orr worked other jobs while pursuing research in archeology. After retiring at the age of 73, Orr began a career as an archeologist spending the next 20 years conducting surveys and excavations.