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Contact: Brian Gibbs, 563-873-3491 ext 123
Experience the beauty of fall at Effigy Mounds National Monument by hiking with a Ranger on one of the monument’s south unit trails. Starting Thursday, September 7th these interpretive Ranger-guided hikes will take place on Thursdays and Sundays in September at 1:00 P.M. The moderately strenuous three-four mile hikes will focus on the lifestyles of the American Indians who built the mounds between 2500-900 years ago. The tours will conclude at one of the park’s iconic effigy mounds and will last approximately three hours.
Visitors should wear sturdy walking shoes, bring plenty of water and please no pets. Meet the Ranger at 1:00 P.M. at the Marching Bears trail access located across the railroad tracks off Highway 76, 1/4 mile south of the headquarters of Effigy Mounds National Monument. Sunday tours are subject to ranger availability. For more information call (563) 873-3491 ext. 123.
Effigy Mounds National Monument preserves prehistoric American Indian burial and ceremonial mounds, some in the shape of animals. The visitor center is open daily after Labor day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located three miles north of Marquette, Iowa and 22 miles south of Waukon, Iowa, on Highway 76.