On the way home from our Cincinnati trip, we stopped at the Serpent Mound in Peebles, Ohio.
This is an old burial ground, built by the Adena people (800 B.C.- A.D. 100).
There are 3 smaller burial mounds, built by people of a different culture and period.
There’s a tower you can climb up and look over the whole Serpent Mound, which is shaped like a snake.
The trail around the mound is very short and there’s a nature trail that goes down by a creek. We skipped the nature trail because we already had several mosquito bites just from the short walk around the mound.
The small museum must not be missed. I really liked learning about the different types of mounds — when they were constructed, by whom and how. The exhibits were really good and thorough for such a small location.
This would be a quick stop as there isn’t that much to do here.
There is a fee to hang out at this site — here
Here’s a map to get you to the park. We traveled from Ohio 32 to Ohio 73.