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Indian Mounds Regional Park


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10 Mounds Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55106
United States

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Indian Mounds Regional Park


(??.? miles from you)

10 Mounds Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55106
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Situated atop Dayton's Bluff, Indian Mounds Regional Park provides scenic views of the Mississippi River and downtown Saint Paul. Archaeologists believe that there were sixteen Native American burial mounds on the

The park has paved walking trails, scenic overlooks, picnic shelters, tennis courts, a softball field, and a playground. The grassy fields and large shade trees provide an iconic St. Paul park setting. The park is considered a sacred site and urges visitors to treat the mounds with respect, as with any other burial ground.

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Why You Should Go...

Situated atop Dayton's Bluff, Indian Mounds Regional Park provides scenic views of the Mississippi River and downtown Saint Paul. Archaeologists believe that there were sixteen Native American burial mounds on the bluff top, but today only six mounds remain. They are believed to be approximately 1500-2000 years old. This was a sacred burial site for at least two American Indian cultures and is just upriver from where the first historic Kaposia village site was once located.

The park has paved walking trails, scenic overlooks, picnic shelters, tennis courts, a softball field, and a playground. The grassy fields and large shade trees provide an iconic St. Paul park setting. The park is considered a sacred site and urges visitors to treat the mounds with respect, as with any other burial ground.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Free

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Pets, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site, Street, Bicycle

Extra Fun...

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The Indian Burial Mounds are a great treasure of the past, and serve as a monument to one of the earliest organized civilizations. The distinctive landscape of these ancestral graves is a reminder of the sacredness of this land today. People who still have ceremonies in this space.

The park is currently undergoing a master planning process that may involve trail reconstruction.

Both a large and small structure are available and reservations can be made by calling the park's permit office.

Fun Facts

Anthropologists believe that an ancient people known as “Hopwell” created the earliest mounds, which were built between 1,500-2,000 years ago. It is believed that in more recent times, the Dakota also used this site for their burials.

There is also a historic airway beacon in the park. It was constructed in 1929 to help pilots find their way between St. Paul and Chicago, following the light of these beacons. This beacon is the last of its kind still standing, and it was restored in 1995.

Indian Mounds Regional Park was established in 1893 and is one of the oldest parks in the region.

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Why You Should Go...

Situated atop Dayton's Bluff, Indian Mounds Regional Park provides scenic views of the Mississippi River and downtown Saint Paul. Archaeologists believe that there were sixteen Native American burial mounds on the bluff top, but today only six mounds remain. They are believed to be approximately 1500-2000 years old. This was a sacred burial site for at least two American Indian cultures and is just upriver from where the first historic Kaposia village site was once located.

The park has paved walking trails, scenic overlooks, picnic shelters, tennis courts, a softball field, and a playground. The grassy fields and large shade trees provide an iconic St. Paul park setting. The park is considered a sacred site and urges visitors to treat the mounds with respect, as with any other burial ground.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Free

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Pets, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site, Street, Bicycle

EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

The Indian Burial Mounds are a great treasure of the past, and serve as a monument to one of the earliest organized civilizations. The distinctive landscape of these ancestral graves is a reminder of the sacredness of this land today. People who still have ceremonies in this space.

The park is currently undergoing a master planning process that may involve trail reconstruction.

Both a large and small structure are available and reservations can be made by calling the park's permit office.

Fun Facts

Anthropologists believe that an ancient people known as “Hopwell” created the earliest mounds, which were built between 1,500-2,000 years ago. It is believed that in more recent times, the Dakota also used this site for their burials.

There is also a historic airway beacon in the park. It was constructed in 1929 to help pilots find their way between St. Paul and Chicago, following the light of these beacons. This beacon is the last of its kind still standing, and it was restored in 1995.

Indian Mounds Regional Park was established in 1893 and is one of the oldest parks in the region.

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