Miamisburg Mound State Memorial- the best known, least understood major prehistoric Indian feature in Ohio! This was a great homeschool field trip!
Miamisburg Mound State Memorial originally measured more than 68 feet in height. The mound has now been reduced to 65 feet, as a result of at least one attempt to excavate it. It has a circumference of about 877 feet. Miamisburg Mound is the largest conical shaped burial mound in the state. In 1869 the site was partially excavated.
The shape of the mound and archaeological finds of the area suggest that it was constructed by the Adena Indians (800 B.C.- A.D. 100). The Adena Indians were the first in Ohio to build earthworks and burial mounds, giving rise to their popular name,The Mound Builders.
You can climb one hundred and sixteen stone steps that lead to the top of the mound.
It is open daylight hours throughout the year and picnic facilities are available.
To find out more about the Miamisburg Mound State Memorial and the Adena Indians go to:
There are many other Indian burial mounds in Ohio that have interesting shapes and histories of their own. I will try to visit some of them and share with you.
If you are interested in more Ohio travels check out this book:
Kids Love Ohio: A Family Travel Guide for Exploring