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Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex

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Address: 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041
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This historic site features a mysterious 69-foot-high Native American...

This historic site features a mysterious 69-foot-high Native American burial mound that was built between 250 and 150 B.C.

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We stumbled across this after touring the prison. The view from the top of the mound was fabulous. The exhibits were interesting and gave us some history of the mounds. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
NormaRae03
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Beechworth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved Learning about American Indian History. Was upset to see people actually walked on the mound. We were always taught to respect graves and I refused to walk on it. Also was upset that some of the back of the mound was removed to build a road. What were they thinking. Loved my visit as I love American Indian history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A part of our history. The mound itself is a little unremarkable, but we really enjoyed the very nice museum there. We walked to the top of the mound, just so we could say we did. Went right across the street and toured the old Moundsville Pen also.

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Thank Diane S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This place is wheelchair friendly, kid friendly and full of information and history. The exhibits are artfully, skillfully designed and displayed. There is a glass blowing video and full glass products on display as well as a wall full of carefully glued and color coordinated marbles! The wooly mammoth teeth and jaws, jewelry and man made tools from yesteryear are... More 

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Thank Deanna W
West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a very interesting museum! A must see in this small town! Also, it is free to visit! Children would enjoy climbing the mound, too!

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Beckley, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Stopped in here after visiting the WV Penitentiary. It was such a fun detailed museum, much more than I was expecting to be honest. So much art and history thoughtfully spread out where you could take your time and learn about the past. The views from on top of the mound are phenomenal, definitely plan on bringing some friends to... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The mound is much taller than it looks which you realize after climbing the steps to the top - what a view from the top actually. It is right across the street from the WV Penitentiary so you get a full view of that in one direction, mountains in another. You have to walk into the building in order to... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stumbled across this after touring the prison. The view from the top of the mound was fabulous. The exhibits were interesting and gave us some history of the mounds. We especially liked the exhibit featuring Marble King. Definitely worth touring in conjunction with the prison.

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Henderson, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here before heading to the prison. Nice little place with some interesting info. Great views from the top of the mound. Definitely a great addition to a prison tour and completely free.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We have visited a number of museums, but none devoted the entire experience to the 200 BC time frame. A little town called Moundsville near Wheeling, West Virginia got its name from the many mounds, many of which were burial mounds of the Adena people. Most of the mounds in the Ohio River Valley area have been destroyed by modern... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

My mom and I went here after the West Virginia State Penitentiary. This was a free museum, with one of the grave mounds preserved in the yard. Very historic and informational. The local exhibits that show what is made in West Virginia (glass, marbles, etc) were neat too.

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