Effigy Mounds National Monument


Effigy Mounds National Monument
151 Hwy 76
Harpers Ferry, IA 52146
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Before Europeans arrived, a unique American Indian ‘Effigy Mound’ culture developed in the upper Midwest building thousands of earthen mounds in the shape of animals across the landscape. Today, over two-hundred mounds are preserved intact here; thirty-one are effigies in the shape of bears and birds found along hiking trails.