• 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



Did You Know?

Bird Mounds: Effigy Mounds National Monument today - is a sacred site to many American Indians.

Effigy Mounds National Monument is located in territory that was hotly contested by Indians and the American government. In 1832, the U.S. forced the Sauk and Fox tribes to cede land south of the “Neutral Ground” along the Mississippi River, which included the lands of the present National Monument.