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Fort Ancient State Memorial

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This State Memorial is not unlike the many state memorials and state parks you can find all over... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
The Villages, FL
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Fun hike up from the bike trail

Visitors don't realize you can reach Fort Ancient from the Little Miami bike trail. The climb is a... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
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Historic site featuring 2000-year-old walls built by hand as a calendar system by Native American peoples.
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6123 State Route 350, Oregonia, OH 45054-9708
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This State Memorial is not unlike the many state memorials and state parks you can find all over the country, and like most, this is well done. They always focus on their claim to fame, and this one was as good as any. The exhibits...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Visitors don't realize you can reach Fort Ancient from the Little Miami bike trail. The climb is a little strenuous but there are overlooks with nice views at the top. I didn't go the museum which is near the car entrance; I did walk around...More

Thank AJOhio
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Our visit was not a visit because the park is closed on Mondays. Who knew!? There is a museum included in the memorial, but prepare to pay to get in. The prices were $7 for adults and less for kids. Again, we were unable to...More

Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve was my second stop in touring the various structures left to us by several Native American cultures. The museum exhibits and film do a very good job in explaining the different cultures and how their constructions varied while elaborating...More

Thank RobertAMosher
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very attentive staff. It cost $14 for 2 adults to enter. It has a handicap ramp. The museum is very nice. Interesting to see how the mounds are constructed and local history. Out back of the museum they have examples of some of the living...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

I love historical places and especially places about Native Americans. We arrived and the people were great, they gave us lots of information and helped us navigate the museum and the grounds. Sorry we missed the Native American presentations. It was good to go back...More

Thank Eldon A
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We intended to quickly go through the museum, but instead spent a couple of hours viewing the displays and reading the descriptions. Not knowing that the museum had such fine exhibits, we had not allowed ourselves enough time! We definitely will go back to view...More

Thank pamcatznfish
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I visited several Native American sites while visiting the Cincinnati area. Fort Ancient was the first stop. The museum was full of great information, and very well done. Outside on ten grounds there is not much to see. I understand that most of the information...More

Thank batmaninsc
Reviewed 29 May 2017

At first this seems like just another museum with the same information about ancient American Indians but further in there is a wealth of knowledge especially about the area and other sites in the state. Also included in the museum is the history of interactions...More

Thank MTravi
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We brought our 4th grader and 7th grader here because our 4th grader was studying Native Americans of Ohio for his social studies class. I was surprised at how big this site was in this particular area. It is not a "fort" and it doesn't...More

Thank Amy C
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26 June 2016|
Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
You actually drive through and between some of the earthworks - also, the museum is accessible. So, yes, you are able to see some of the earthworks (walls, conical mounds) from the road and parking areas.