Scattered throughout our state are the remnants of a history that have been lost in time — places where people once lived their lives, had families, and formed communities. North America certainly has a past that predates any of its territories, states, or settlements. Tennessee is home to the Pinson Mounds near Jackson, where huge plots of dirt were built — but for what purpose? As more is discovered, more questions arise… and the story is still unfolding before our very eyes. Better yet, you can explore these mounds yourself.

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The allure of the Pison Mounds is its mystery, and its story continues to unravel. Learning more about the people that came before us and used this land is a fascinating journey to go on. Hike in and enjoy these massive structures yourself, walk along the tops of the platform edges, and take footsteps that people thousands of years took before you. Learn more about this interesting place of history by visiting the Pison Mounds State Archaeological Park website

About an hour’s drive from the mounds, you can also take a lovely walk and go birding in The Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge

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