The Geometric Earthwork In Iowa That Still Baffles Archaeologists To This Day

Iowa’s history started a long time before it was a U.S. state, and many remnants of that history can still be found around the countryside. While the largest evidence of the rich Native American tradition of earthworks may be at Effigy Mounds National Monument, this unique part of Iowa’s landscape can also be seen on a more intimate scale in Wapello. Pay a visit to Toolesboro Mounds National Monument, step back in time, and discover why this is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in Iowa.

Have you explored Iowa’s historic burial mounds and the national historic site surrounding them? Let us know about your experience in the comments. If you’re interested in paying a visit, make sure to visit the county site to learn more. Interested in a bigger exploration of Iowa’s famous Native earthworks? Check out the state’s most famous site.

Address: Toolesboro Indian Mounds, 6568 Toolesboro Ave, Wapello, IA 52653, USA