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Address: Newark, OH

The mystery and beauty of this well-preserved earthworks is upset by the...

The mystery and beauty of this well-preserved earthworks is upset by the golf course surrounding it.

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Mid morning visit to a beautiful, well maintained and quiet park.

We went to the on site museum first. The staff proved us with much relevant data so we could appreciate what these mounds represented...many years ago. Very nice walk to the... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
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Newark, Ohio
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Nice park for picnics and family reunions. No playground for kids. Does have a small museum of Indian artifacts.

Thank Marsha D
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We went to the on site museum first. The staff proved us with much relevant data so we could appreciate what these mounds represented...many years ago. Very nice walk to the center of the Octagon.

Thank PD B
Newark, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We have had the wonderful opportunity on several occasions to be with OHIO State University Professor Dick Shiels. Dr. Shiels is a wealth of information and he provides a living history of the Hopewell Indian culture. The Hopewell Indian culture comes alive when Dr. Shiels provides his expertise.

Thank RobKlinger
Crestline, Ohio
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17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

It is an interesting mound, but didn't like the fact that there was pretty much a golf course on it.

Thank jessly19922010
Columbus, Ohio
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196 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

this used to connect to the Great Circle earthworks in ancient times. It's now on a golf course. Access is limited except a couple of times a year but you can park near the country club and see a portion of it I believe. Seeing as many of these sites as possible will help understand the culture and history of... More 

Thank bnazarian
Pickerington, Ohio
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

People come here from all over the world a huge ancient site built with primitive tools. A great mystery of who built these mounds and why there are days when events are held there. Newark's Mounds are a great place to teach children about our Native past.

Thank imaglo52
North Port, Florida
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We attended one of the open houses held at Octagon. They close down the golf course and archeologists lead people out through the incredible earthworks, the largest geometric earthworks in the world! We were so impressed at the huge perfect circles at the site, and of course the acres big octagon. We never imagined something so important archeologically, here in... More 

3 Thank m00seman
Columbus, Ohio
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68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2012

This is what has survived from a complex and incredible earthwork grouping that extends well into central and southern Ohio. The story of the Ancient peoples in Ohio is a story of incredible accomplishments in organization and building of complex system of sites being considered as World Heritage Sites. These areas are of greatest interest to those interested in these... More 

1 Thank June O
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012

We geocached in the area--fun earth cash here--cool golf course--interesting history of the area--we liked specuatling what actually happened here

1 Thank Bessie D
Newark, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2012

We were so impressed with the food and friendly, beautiful atmosphere! A wonderful visit!

1 Thank Charlene N

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