A Trip To This Little Known Ancient Ruin In Iowa Is Truly One In A Million

One of the most interesting historic landmarks in Iowa is located right near where the Iowa River flows into the Mississippi River. This important plot of land was home to some of Iowa’s earliest residents, who took to hunting and gathering here thousands of years ago. Today, you can visit this one-in-a-million site at the Toolesboro Mounds National Historic Landmark, where history is on display for all to see.

You can find the Toolesboro Mounds and Visitors Center at 6568 Toolesboro Ave., Wapello, IA 52653. The Visitor’s Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30 p.m – 4:30 p.m. The grounds are open year-round from dawn until dusk.

If this kind of Iowa history fascinates you, you’ll want to plan a trip to Effigy Mounds National Monument, which combines ancient history with stunning views along the park’s miles of trails.