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Southeast Ohio Region
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
HOPEWELL CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
HOPEWELL CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, Ohio   45601-8694

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From about 200 BC to AD 500, the Ohio River Valley was a focal point of the prehistoric Hopewell culture. The term Hopewell describes a broad network of beliefs and practices among different Native American groups over a large portion of eastern North America. The culture is characterized by the construction of enclosures made of earthen walls, often built in geometric patterns, and mounds of various shapes. Visible remnants of Hopewell culture are concentrated in the Scioto River valley near present-day Chillicothe, Ohio. The most striking Hopewell sites contain earthworks in the form of squares, circles, and other geometric shapes. Many of these sites were built to a monumental scale, with earthen walls up to 12 feet high outlining geometric figures more than 1000 feet across. Conical and loaf-shaped earthen mounds up to 30 feet high are often found in association with the geometric earthworks. <P>The park contains nationally significant archeological resources including large earthwork and mound complexes that provide an insight into the social, ceremonial, political, and economic life of the Hopewell people. The park visitor center features museum exhibits, an orientation film, book sales area, and self-guided and guided tours. <P>
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Nearby Accommodations
Walnut Creek Campground Resort - Chillicothe, OHCottages and Cabins
Rustic beauty in a peaceful, clean atmosphere is the secret to this Family Retreat. The serene splendor of Mother Nature is your reward for visiting Walnut Creek. We offer cabin rentals for those who want the convenience with less effort.
8.5 miles from park*


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 25 just a ironic comment by a proud dad
the new building being built on site and supervised by don anderson of huddleston construction is ironic because his grandfather kenneth anderson help build it back i believe in the 1940s.
October 12


Area Campgrounds

Sun Valley Campground
10105 C.R. 550, Box 27
Chillicothe, OH
740-775-3490


Lake Hill Campground
2466 Musselman Station Rd
Frankfort, OH
740-998-5648


Forest Haven
2344 Walnut Creek Rd
Chillicothe, OH
740-774-1203


Area Fishing Related Businesses
D & K Bait & Tackle Dealers
288 W Hydell Rd
Chillicothe, OH
(740) 772-1836


Bait & Tackle
381 N High St
Chillicothe, OH
(740) 774-1985


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
58.1 miles from park*
Rocky Fork Lake Cottages - Hillsboro, OHCottages and Cabins
Lake Front but not lake view. This cottage is situated on 3 Acres, mostly wooded. Rocky Fork Lake is a 2,000 acre quiet and secluded lake. Because of the heavy concentration of trees the lake is a secluded paradise hidden in the woods.
Web Site: vacationhomerentals.com/52625
24.7 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
29.3 miles from park*
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Plane - The closest major airport is the Columbus International Airport located 50 miles north of the park. <P> <br>Car - Chillicothe is located in southcentral Ohio. The Mound City Group Visitor Center is located two miles north of the intersection of US 35 and SR 104. <P> <br>Public Transportation - No public transportation available. <P>

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Southeast Ohio Region
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
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