National Parks / Natural World

Effigy Mounds National Monument Harpers Ferry

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Effigy Mounds National Monument
151 HWY 76
Harpers Ferry
IA
52146
Tel: (563) 873-3491

Directions

Effigy Mounds is 65 miles south of La Crosse. Follow state highway 35 south to Prairie du Chien. Turn and cross the Mississippi River on U.S. Highway 18 to Marquette, Iowa. Travel 3-miles north of Marquette, Iowa on state highway 76 (The Great River Road).

Where are we going today?

There are numerous opportunities for you to enjoy a self-guided tour or join a ranger for a hike, walk, talk or historic demonstration. Most trails are moderately strenuous, however, there are some trails accessible to mobility impaired visitors.
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What people are saying?

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    Effigy Mound National Monument has some very nice hiking trails with beautiful overlooks of the Mississippi River. The trails are well kept and the visitor center is relatively new. Inside the center there is an informative little museum describing the wildlife of the area and some of the Native American artifacts found at the site. The rangers were helpful in offering us maps with directions for the hikes. I would highly recommend a stop at this monument to stretch your legs on a road trip or for a full day of hiking.

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    This was the best thing we saw on our vacation. Great to do some hiking, and the kids got their junior ranger badges.

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