The park's Visitor Center at Mound City Group features the 19-minute film, Mysteries of the Ancient Architects, and a museum containing artifacts excavated from Mound City Group. Guided Tours and patio talks are available in the summer and by special arrangement. Contact the Visitor Center for more information by phone at 740-774-1126 or by email.
A self-guided interpretive trail of the mounds is located at Mound City Group. The trail follows an outside path around the perimeter wall of Mound City Group. The northern part of the trail meanders through the forest, while the souther portion follows the exterior of the earthworks wall. The trail also skirts the Scioto river on the eastern edge. Visit the Mound City Group page to download a PDF map showing the complete path of the trail.
A longer trail exists at Hopewell Mound Group where it wanders around the interior of the massive earthwork enclosure and also goes up into the forested portion of the earthworks. While in the forested portion, hikers can view a portion of the original earthen wall that was spared destruction since it was off of the plowing/farming plain. Visit the Hopewell Mound Group page for a downloadable PDF map showing the multiple paths of the trail system.
At Seip earthworks, a trail leads visitors from the parking area to the large, central mound in the center of the complex. The trail continues down to the scenic Paint Creek allowing hikers a beautiful view of the flora and fauna in the area. Visit the Seip Earthworks page for a downloadable PDF map which shows the complete trail network there.
Bring along our nature checklist to help identify birds, flowers and insects you might see along the way!
One mile of the Tri-County Triangle Trail runs through the park's Hopewell Mound Group unit. This multi-use trail connects the towns of Chillicothe, Frankfort and Washington Court House via a 28+ mile paved section. Parking and restrooms are located adjacent to the trail at the park's facilities on Sulphur Lick Road.