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Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

1649 State Highway 21, Alto, TX 75925-5739
+1 936-858-3218
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Great Place!!

This is a great place for kids that like to learn about Indian History!! We recommend visiting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brian S
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Interesting history

I didn't realize this existed until the visitor center in Nacogdoches told us about it so we... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Fort Worth, Texas
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More than 1,200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians knows as the Hasinai built a village and ceremonial center on the prairie overlooking the Neches River. The site was the southwestern-most ceremonial center for the great Mound Builders, a culture which spanned the eastern North American woodlands for more than 2,500 years. Today, three earthen mounds still rise from the lush Pineywoods landscape. Discover the everyday life of the Caddo people through captivating burials, religious ceremonies and a temple; and explore the history of this ancient site.
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1649 State Highway 21, Alto, TX 75925-5739
+1 936-858-3218
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for kids that like to learn about Indian History!! We recommend visiting here and using the "hands on" museum. Note: if Tony is working, play the drums and he'll play the Caddo Flute!!

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I didn't realize this existed until the visitor center in Nacogdoches told us about it so we decided to tour it. It was such a fascinating piece of history that i didn't know about. It doesn't take too long to tour. It was just so...More

Thank srosas
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great short trip from Mission Tejas. About an hour to tour it. Great exhibits about the early Caddoans.

Thank Dramadollie
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This area was settled a looong time ago: earlier than most people would know. If you are in the area, you should visit and find out about the history of the site. If you don't have the time or energy to walk round you can...More

Thank turkishjim
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great stop to learn about a part of Texas history. My boys loved the golf cart ride to the different parts of the property and they really loved that it's a "touch" museum. We played drums, tried out a bow and arrow (no shooting of...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The docent of this site was very helpful and informative, clearly very interested in maintaining the cultural significance of this site. There is a nice gravel trail around the grounds and informative signs to give you an idea of what the area was like when...More

Thank holicow
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Whether you live in East Texas or are passing by you need to make a stop here. It is a great place to learn a little piece of history! The museum is hands on and has a great deal to see and read about. You...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Nice spot out in the open. So beautiful and peaceful here. Nice place to take family and friends. Right on the main road and cannot miss

Thank Christina L
Reviewed 10 November 2015

This is a well preserved historic site that we caught just before sunset. The low sun accentuated the mounds and made our walk very pleasant. Park closed at 4:30.

Thank TexanAbroad
Reviewed 7 October 2015

If you're looking for a good educational stop, definitely worth the drive from the highway. Very interesting. Not the most impressive mounds I've ever seen, but a great site with a lot of great information nonetheless.

Thank Kyle B
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