Be A Junior Ranger

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Junior Rangers can earn badges at most national park units they visit.

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Junior Ranger

Junior Rangers are special people who are dedicated to their national parks and monuments. Their mission is to explore, learn, and protect, and to have fun while doing it!

Any kid who visits has the chance to be an Effigy Mounds Junior Ranger. While visiting the monument, stop at the visitor center to pick up a booklet filled with both creative and informative activities. As you explore Effigy Mounds, complete your booklet! Make sure to have some fun along the way! Show your work to a ranger to earn an official Junior Ranger badge. The final step is to go out and teach others about what you learned during your visit!

If you're unable to get to the visitor center or want to work on it before you arrive, download the Junior Ranger book [2.5 MB PDF]. Complete the booklet and bring it with you to the visitor center or mail it in, along with your name and address. Unable to travel to the park or receive your badge before you left? Please email us. After we reply, you're welcome to send us a scan of the completed pages instead of mailing in the booklet. No matter how you show us your work, we will send you your official badge!

Our mailing address is

Effigy Mounds National Monument
151 Highway 76
Harpers Ferry, IA 52146

Last updated: June 28, 2023

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Mailing Address:

151 Hwy 76
Harpers Ferry, IA 52146

Phone:

563 873-3491 x123
Visitor Center front desk.

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