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Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

1649 State Highway 21, Alto, TX 75925-5739
+1 936-858-3218
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Well worth stopping

I stopped for what I thought would be a very short visit but we spent almost 3 hours here. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tangojohnDallas
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Dallas
Very interesting

I knew about this place and had always wanted to visit. The visitors center is small, but well... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Jim S
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More than 1,200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians knows as the Hasinai built a village and ceremonial center on the prairie overlooking the Neches River. The site was the southwestern-most ceremonial center for the great Mound Builders, a culture which spanned the eastern North American woodlands for more than 2,500 years. Today, three earthen mounds still rise from the lush Pineywoods landscape. Discover the everyday life of the Caddo people through captivating burials, religious ceremonies and a temple; and explore the history of this ancient site.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1649 State Highway 21, Alto, TX 75925-5739
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I stopped for what I thought would be a very short visit but we spent almost 3 hours here. We loved being able to use a golf cart to drive around the park. Interesting video and museum along with exhibits explaining about the caddo Indians....More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I knew about this place and had always wanted to visit. The visitors center is small, but well done. They have a couple of electric golf carts to drive around the site. It is expansive so try to get a cart. This is a part...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

This is one of the oldest historical sites that you can visit in Texas! Researchers think the site was founded by the Hasinai about 800 AD, with most activity between 1100-1300AD. The Visitors Center includes an historical review of Caddoan Mississippian culture and informative displays...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The Caddo Mounds are the site of a former Caddo Indian Village founded almost 900 years ago. There are three mounds at the site, including a burial site, former ceremonial center, and former community center. A nice gravel path connects the mounds and walking the...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

This area was populated by a culture that lived here several hundred years ago. They were thriving and used the mounds for religious and ceremonial purposes. The higher ranking members were buried in the mounds. It was a stop over for the Spanish travelling from...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for kids that like to learn about Indian History!! We recommend visiting here and using the "hands on" museum. Note: if Tony is working, play the drums and he'll play the Caddo Flute!!

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I didn't realize this existed until the visitor center in Nacogdoches told us about it so we decided to tour it. It was such a fascinating piece of history that i didn't know about. It doesn't take too long to tour. It was just so...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great short trip from Mission Tejas. About an hour to tour it. Great exhibits about the early Caddoans.

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

This area was settled a looong time ago: earlier than most people would know. If you are in the area, you should visit and find out about the history of the site. If you don't have the time or energy to walk round you can...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great stop to learn about a part of Texas history. My boys loved the golf cart ride to the different parts of the property and they really loved that it's a "touch" museum. We played drums, tried out a bow and arrow (no shooting of...More

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