Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

Crafting, traveling and everything in between.


Serpent Mounds, Ohio

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

You can learn more about Serpent Mound here and here.

Here’s a map to get you to the park. We traveled from Ohio 32 to Ohio 73.