• 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


Kids' Archeology Day

Kids' Archeology Day activities

NPS photo

Kids' Archeology Day on August 2, 2013


Other Links:

-Interactive Schedule of Events Calendar

HawkWatch has moved.

This fall, HawkWatch moves from Effigy Mounds National Monument to the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and the Driftless Area Wetlands Center in Marquette, IA. HawkWatch is designed to appeal to everyone, including families, amateur birders, and master hawk identification.

Click HERE for more information on date and time.



Did You Know?

Sny Magill Mound Group

The Sny Magill Unit of Effigy Mounds National Monument preserves at least 106 mounds representing the largest group of mounds in one location found in North America. The Unit contains two bird mounds, three bear mounds, 6 linear mounds and 95 conical mounds including a 2500 year old red ochre mound.