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Madira Bickel Mound State Archeological Site

3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL 34222-2152
+1 941-723-4536
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Not much to see, just a Mound!!

Not much to see, parking lot (small), a info sign, sidewalk and just a Mound! NOT wheelchair... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Ellenton, Florida
Florida History

Came upon this site by just driving around. Nothing elaborate, but interesting to see & learn about... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Brandon, Florida
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5 Apr 2017
“Florida History”
11 May 2017
“Not much to see, just a Mound!!”
3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL 34222-2152
+1 941-723-4536
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Not much to see, parking lot (small), a info sign, sidewalk and just a Mound! NOT wheelchair friendly!

Thank tmail54
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Came upon this site by just driving around. Nothing elaborate, but interesting to see & learn about Florida history. Enjoyed the area. Apparently, there is alot of Indian History in this area.

Thank dhall10626
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We went here on a Saturday on our way to other parks. We hit five of them that day. We went up to see the Indian mounds. Aside from the climb to the mounds, there was not much to see there.

Thank TRAVELdglobenow
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Having a degree in History i give it a 2. I stopped because i love history.. Had an expectation in my head that there might be an active Archeological site. The park is small and very well kept. quite peaceful as it is a few...More

1  Thank Louie_Blaze
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stopped off to see the Bickel Mound on a trip to Bradenton. It is a few miles off of hwy 19. There is a short walk through the site and then steps up to the top of the mound. It is covered in vegetation...More

6  Thank ERIC S
Reviewed 20 May 2014

I feel like i have to see every state park now in case Rick Scott gets reelected, as he wants to sell a lot of parks to make more golf courses. But this mound was disappointing. its written about in many archaeological books. The nearby...More

4  Thank johnny s
Reviewed 5 January 2014

In the winter months when people enjoy most walking around Florida's parks, Madeira Bickel Mound is an interesting location. Don't expect a museum or facilities - this is just a well-preserved native American mound of shell which guarded a village in an area of many...More

4  Thank mcbobleonard
Reviewed 13 June 2013

nothing there just a hill to climb,full of ants,not even a porta potty,did not impress me,to say the least

1  Thank john m
Reviewed 10 January 2013

This mound is small and not really visible - it's overgrown with trees and shrubs so you only see the top when you get there. It's in a part of the state that remains close to its true self. It reminds me of some of...More

3  Thank jandc5744
Reviewed 29 July 2012

At my insistence, we stopped here in march on our way from TIA to Sarasota. I'd been here as a Brownie Scout many many years ago. To may amazement, the mound is stilll there, thanks to local preservationists. It is covered in trees, but if...More

3  Thank Honu_Ohana
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