Effigy Mounds National Monument encompasses a total area of approximately 2,500 acres of land that is located miles north of Marquette, Iowa and off IA 76. The land where the national monument sits was declared protected land on October 25, 1949, and is today managed by the National Park Service.
Effigy Mounds National Monument is a favorite place for a lot of visitors for several reasons. That said, most visitors probably go to the park in order to see and experience the over 200 prehistoric mounds that were erected by Native Americans. It's a great educational opportunity for all.
Many of these mounds take various shapes including animals like birds and bears. These mounds were mostly built by folks of the Woodland Culture who made them along the Mississippi River in the period between 450 BC and AD 1300. These mounds are examples of a noteworthy phase of mound-building culture.
Besides these historical and cultural attractions, Effigy Mounds National Monument is also a place where visitors can enjoy several recreational activities as well. Some of the things that visitors to the park can enjoy include cross-country skiing, hiking, and guided trail walks.
There are also several amenities in the park that visitors can use, these facilities include a museum/exhibit, visitor center, self-guided tour/trail, and restrooms. Furthermore, dog owners can bring their tail-waggers into Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve although they should be aware of some restrictions regarding their dogs. Some of the rules are as follows.
First, dog owners must keep their dog on a leash at all times and ensure that their dog is always under their immediate control. If a dog is not leashed, then the owner must ensure that the pooch is in a secure enclosure. Furthermore, dogs are not allowed into specific areas of the park. Like most other parks, such places include inside park buildings like the visitor’s center.