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Great Circle Earthworks
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Great Circle Earthworks Great Circle Opening © Ryan Comisford
Great Circle Earthworks Great Circle Visitors Center © Ryan Comisford
Great Circle Earthworks Great Circle Bridge © Ryan Comisford
Great Circle Earthworks Inside the park © Ryan Comisford
Great Circle Earthworks Great Circle © Ryan Comisford
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455 Hebron Rd
Heath, Ohio   43056
(lat:40.0406 lon:-82.4286) map location

Phone: (740) 344-0498
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.
Ohio does not have an annual pass and does not charge entrance fees to state parks.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 17 by Jan T
park review stars; one to five 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
park review stars; one to five 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.
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