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

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Special Events

Moonlight hike 7 13 wb size (9)

Characters from moonlight hikes

VIP photo

Ranger Programs
11:00 and 2:00 starting from June 14 to September 1 (Pending on staffing)

Bird Hike
May 10

Junior Ranger Program and Hike
April 26, June 14, July 19, August 23

Moonlight Hikes
June 28, August 16

Kids' Archeology Day
August 2

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Kids' Archeology Day

Kids' Archeology Day activities

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Kids' Archeology Day on August 2, 2013

 
 

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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.