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Mowed grass defines a line of bear shaped mounds in the woods.

Effigy Mounds National Monument

The Effigy Mounds are considered sacred by many Americans, especially the Monument's 20 culturally associated American Indian tribes.


Area Information

To learn more about visiting West Branch, contact West Branch Community Development Group (WBCDG), which promotes West Branch's businesses, culture, history, architecture, and commitment to progress.

The Eastern Iowa Tourism Association (EITA) has information on area attractions and events and offers planning services for tour operators.

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) has over 100 members representing arts and cultural organizations in east central Iowa (the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas). The ICCA has information on local events, activities and attractions.

Think Iowa City is an excellent resource for visiting nearby Iowa City and Coralville. 


National Parks, Related Areas, & Other Federal Recreational Lands

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Effigy Mounds National Monument near Marquette, Iowa preserves over two-hundred American Indian mounds. Thirty-one are effigies in the shape of bears and birds and are found along hiking trails offering magnificent views of the Mississippi River.

Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area is a network of historic and cultural sites in eastern Iowa that tell the American story of farm life, agribusiness, and rural communities, past and present.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake provides many recreational opportunities. Coralville Lake has three campgrounds with just over 500 campsites.


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