• 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?

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.