Angel Mounds State Historic Site
Angel Mounds State Historic Site is nationally recognized as one of the best-preserved prehistoric Native American sites in the United States. Featuring a model museum that works to recreate the lives of these indigenous people, Angel Mounds tells the story of the people of the Middle Mississippian culture who inhabited this area from 1000 to 1450 A.D. Twelve earthen mounds, built for ceremonial and residential purposes, are scattered throughout grounds encompassing nearly 100 acres. Trails lead through the grounds for biking and hiking.
NEW EXHIBIT THROUGH MAY 3, 2015 - AMAZING MAIZE: THE SCIENCE, HISTORY AND CULTURE OF CORN. Going back 10,000 years, visitors learn about the evolution of corn from the time of ancient Mesoamericans when the first plant was domesticated and shaped for specific traits and sustainability. The 3,000 square foot exhibit includes an interactive grinder and station to demonstrate modifications to corn over time. This exhibit will coincide with the annual Farm Days event on March 14th and 15th.
General admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9AM-5PM and Sundays from 1PM-5PM.