Begin at the Visitor Center
Access to the Monument's natural and cultural features begins at the visitor center. Stop at the front desk and pick up a brochure containing more information and a map of the hiking trails. A 15-minute film interpreting the story of American Indian moundbuilding cultures is featured in the center's auditorium. Explore temporary exhibits and a formal museum exhibit displaying ancient Indian artifacts.
Touring the Monument involves short walks along accessible trails or extended walks along steep hiking trails. Due to the sacred nature of the site as an American Indian burial and ceremonial ground, there are no automobile tours available.
Regularly scheduled ranger talks and guided tours are offered during the summer months. Check the calendar page for a listing of programs and times or call ahead at 563.873.3491 ext. 202.
Check our calendar page for upcoming special programs and events such as our winter film festival, moonlight hikes, and bird walks.