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Great Circle Earthworks
Great Circle Earthworks
'Great Circle Bridge'
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Great Circle Earthworks
'Inside the park'
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Great Circle Earthworks
'Great Circle'
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Great Circle Earthworks
'Great Circle Visitors Center'
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Great Circle Earthworks
'Great Circle Opening'
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The Great Circle Earthworks, formerly known as Moundbuilders State Memorial, was built by the Hopewell culture approximately 2000 years ago. The circle is nearly 1200 feet in diameter and was used as a vast ceremonial center by its builders.

The Great Circle is one part of the Newark Earthworks State Memorial, the largest system of connected geometric earthworks built anywhere in the world. Octagon Earthworks and Wright Earthworks are both additional local sites that preserve other features of this majestic remnant of prehistoric Ohio.

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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 17 by Jan T
My family lived on N. WIlliams St, not far from this park. We used to have family reunions and picnics there. I remember walking around the top of the mounds, recognizing the serenity of the mounds, if not the historic importance. I can even remember rolling down a mound or two with my brothers and cousins.
June 16 Great for the imagination by harry
My grandmother lived just two houses up Williams Street from the park in the middle of the last century. My brother and I, our cousins, our friends, all loved going to the mounds and imagining what it was like centuries before, hiking around the mounds, visiting the circle center. Although its history has changed since then, it still could be a great place for children with imaginations about pioneer days and earlier.

Area Campgrounds

Buckeye Lake KOA/Cols. East
4460 Walnut Rd
Buckeye Lake, OH

Lazy River At Granville
2340 Dry Creek Road, N.E.
Granville, OH

Area Fishing Related Businesses
Farquhar & Steinbaugh Hunting & Fishing Supplies
116 Union St
Newark, OH
(740) 344-6200

Redman Whitetail Preserve
6529 Fallsburg Rd NE
Newark, OH
(740) 345-4986

Fishing: Walmart #1594
911 Hebron Rd
Heath, OH
(740) 522-5841

Licking Valley Coon Hunters
Newark, OH
(740) 323-1134

Big Springs Trout Fishing
5460 Fallsburg Rd NE
Newark, OH
(740) 349-7347

Sak's Cascade Market
599 E Main St
Newark, OH
(740) 345-2040

Newark Live Bait
57 Western Ave
Newark, OH
(740) 349-7310

Bob's Outdoor Supply
233 Union St
Newark, OH
(740) 349-0992

Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Rose's Vacation Cabin - Glouster, OHCottages and Cabins
Burr Oak State Park - Located in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio. Rose's Vacation Cabin Rental is a special place to make your Honeymoon, Anniversary, or Family Getaway a relaxing experience.
Web Site: rosesvacationcabinrental.com
41.2 miles from park*
Area Resources
Hocking Hills Internet Guide - hockinghills.com - ROCKBRIDGE, OHTourism
Offical Guide to Southeastern Ohio's Scenic Wonderland, the Hocking Hills. The 9 State Parks and State Forests. How to get there, things to do, interesting local merchants, what to see, places to stay. Reserve your cabin or campsite online
Web Site: hockinghills.com
44.8 miles from park*
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