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

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Operating Hours & Seasons

 
Effigy Mounds N.M. Visitor Center

Visitor Center

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Visitor Center

The visitor center is OPEN year round except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day and extreme weather conditions.


Hours
Spring Hours (April 4 to May 24)
-8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
- Memorial Day to Labor Day, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fall Hours (September 3 to October 18)
-8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Winter Hours (October 19 to April 3)
- Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (January 3 to April 3)

Park Grounds

- Open daily, 362 days / year, sunrise to sunset (weather permitting). Access is offered (only) via 14 miles of hiking trails.


Location


Three miles north of Marquette, Iowa on Hwy 76 along the western shore of the upper Mississippi River.


Special Programs


Special ranger talks and Indian mound talks are presented periodically throughout the year.


Exhibits


Museum features artifacts, documents and maps from the monument's archeological collections.


Available Facilities


Auditorium with orientation film showing throughout the day, educational bookstore, restrooms.

 
Kids hiking through upland forest trail

Hiking along the Fire Point Trail.

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Park Grounds

Access is offered (only) via 14 miles of hiking trails which are open daily sunrise to sunset (weather permitting).

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