World Renowned Sacred Spaces - A Place for Reflection in the Past and Today

Nearly 2000 years ago, American Indians built dozens of monumental mounds and earthen enclosures in southern Ohio. These earthwork complexes were ceremonial landscapes used for feasts, funerals, rituals, and rites of passage associated with an American Indian religious movement that swept over half the continent for almost 400 years. Come walk among the earthworks and experience the past. Read More

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The nation's 25th World Heritage Site

Now that the park is a World Heritage site, familiarize yourself with what exactly World Heritage is and what it means to the park.

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Things To Do

Need suggestions to plan your visit to the park? Whether you're here for a half-day, full-day or multiple days, we're here to help!

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Basic Park Information

Before you leave your house, let us help you make your plans for your visit. Information on park hours and events can also be found here.

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Centennial Commemoration

In early 2023, the park celebrated its Centennial with a special day of events. Additional events are planned for this yearlong celebration.

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Directions to Park Sites

Directions to the park's visitor center and the two other accessible sites can be found here with a link to customized directions.

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Become a Junior Ranger

The park's Junior Ranger booklet is now available online! Coming soon, the park's Junior Archeology Program booklet!

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Be a B.A.R.K. Ranger!

On your next visit, be sure to bring along your four-legged, furry friend. Learn about the do's & dont's when your pet joins along.

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We understand the need to provide facilities that are compliant. Learn more about these features.

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Your Safety

Visitor education is a priority but, so is visitor safety. To help, here are some of the more pertinent things to keep in mind.

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Weather Conditions at the Park

Get current and forecasted local weather information for your next visit to the park.

Last updated: September 20, 2023

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Contact Info

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16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601


740 774-1125

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