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

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Directions

Effigy Mounds National Monument is located 3 miles north of Marquette, Iowa at 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146.

 
Directions Map

Detail:
Effigy Mounds is located along the Upper Mississippi River in northeast Iowa along the Wisconsin border.

 

By Airplane

La Crosse Municipal Airport, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Effigy Mounds is 65 miles south of La Crosse. Follow State Highway 35 south to Prairie du Chien. Take U.S. Highway 18 west to Marquette, Iowa. Go 3-miles north of Marquette, Iowa on State Highway 76 (The Great River Road).


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

Effigy Mounds is 92 miles northeast of Cedar Rapids. Follow State Highway 13 north; then north on U. S. Highway 52 for a short distance. Turn east on U.S. Highway 18 at Marquette, Iowa. Travel 3-miles north on State Highway 76 (The Great River Road).

 
Local road approach Map for Effigy Mounds National Monument

By Car

Travel 3-miles north of Marquette, Iowa on state highway 76 (The Great River Road).

* See travel directions from airports (above)


From the North & West in Iowa

(Waukon & Harpers Ferry, Iowa)

  • Travel 22 miles southeast of Waukon, Iowa on State Highway 76.
  • Travel 10 Miles south of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, on State Highway X52; then 3 miles south on State Highway 76.

 
Map

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).

NPS

Detail:
Effigy Mounds is located along the Upper Mississippi River in northeast Iowa along the Wisconsin border.


Did You Know?

Great Bear Effigy Mound Group

In 1880, Alfred J. Hill and Theodore H. Lewis formed the Northwestern Archeological Survey for the purpose of surveying mounds in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Lewis spent eleven field seasons in Iowa and was the first to map mounds in the present Effigy Mounds National Monument.