Effigy Mounds National Monument


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Effigy Mounds National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Effigy Mounds National Monument

Address:151 Hwy 76
Harpers Ferry, IA 52146

Phone:563-873-3491
Fax:563-873-3743
Web: www.nps.gov/efmo/
Size: 2,526 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on October 25, 1949.
Location:3 miles north of Marquette, Iowa, off IA 76.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, cross-country skiing, guided trail walks.
Special Features:The monument preserves more than 200 prehistoric American Indian mound sites built along the Mississippi River between 450 BC and AD 1300, including 31 effigy mounds in the shapes of birds and bears. The mounds are outstanding examples of a significant phase of mound-building culture.

See other parks in Iowa.