See one of Cartersville’s most popular attractions! This major Mississippian Period Cultural Center was home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 to 1500 AD. The largest mound stands over 63 feet high and covers three acres. The impressive archaeological museum interprets life in what is now known as the Etowah Valley Historic District. Beyond the mounds lies the Etowah River where original Indian fish traps can be viewed. Now open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Closed Sunday-Monday. Handicap Accessible. Experience the most intact Mississippian Cultural Site in every season.
Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
813 Indian Mounds Rd
A Site on Northwest Georgia’s Chieftains Trail
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Seniors $5.00 (ages 62 years and older)
Youth $4.00 (ages 6-17 years)
Children $2 (children under age 6)
Adults $5.00 (15 or more admissions)
Youth $3.50 (ages 6-17, with 15 or more admissions)
More? See Georgia’s Ancient Indian City
Directions: from Atlanta, go north on I-75 to Exit 288. Go south on GA 113 following signs to Mounds approximately 5 miles.
LEAKE MOUNDS INTERPRETIVE TRAIL
Nearby you might wish to visit the Leake Mounds Interpretive Trail. This site was a major cultural center during the prehistoric Middle Woodland period, which predates the Etowah Indian Mounds site. The trail was created when the Georgia Department of Transportation excavated 50,000 sq. ft. of the site which revealed artifacts dating from 300 B.C. until 650 A.D. Today the interpretive trail includes 18 interactive markers along a 1.5 mile trail, each with QR codes allowing visitors to access additional information about the site right on their phones. Directions