Once The Tallest Earthen Monument, Louisiana’s Poverty Point Was A True Feat Of Engineering

Tucked away in the northeast corner of the Pelican State lies one of the greatest feats of engineering, Poverty Point. Poverty Point is both a National Monument and a World Heritage Site, attracting people from all over the world every year. The history behind how this massive earthly structure was built is fascinating, and once you learn about it, you’ll be packing up the car to see it for yourself.

Visit the Poverty Point World Heritage Site website for more information, and while you’re in the area, consider spending a night or two at the nearby Poverty Point State Park.

Address: Poverty Point World Heritage Site, 6859 LA-577, Pioneer, LA 71266, USA