Effigy Mounds National Monument

  • 151 IA-76, Harpers Ferry, IA
  • 563-873-3491


Uncover the mysteries of Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa’s exclusive National Monument showcasing over 200 ancient American Indian mounds.

These remarkable earthworks, crafted in animal shapes during the Late Woodland Period, date back 1,300 to 2,500 years. Spanning 2,500 acres, the site invites exploration along 14 miles of hiking trails, offering breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. Delve deeper into the past at the interpretive center, where the significance of these intriguing mounds comes to life.

But that’s not all—this historical gem is a haven for birdwatchers! Nestled within the Yellow River Forest Bird Conservation Area, Effigy Mounds offers a perfect spot to indulge in the beauty of nature’s feathered friends. Join us for an adventure filled with history, scenic vistas, and the serenity of bird watching amidst Allamakee County’s captivating landscapes.

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