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Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve

288 Indian Mound Pkwy, Whitewater, WI 53190, USA

One of the largest collections of effigy mounds in the country, numbering 12 to 15 is found within the park. The mounds were built between 800 A.D. and 1200 A.D. The Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve is located at 288 S Indian Mound Parkway. The oldest mounds are geometric shapes, and the more recent ones resemble animal shapes ranging in size from 60 to 300 feet. Studies suggest that these mounds were a gathering place for several Midwestern Native American tribes. Samuel Prince, Whitewater's first settler, built a log cabin in this area. A preservation and maintenance plan was created in 2011 and can be found HERE.


  • Picnic area

  • Trails/hiking

21.5 Acres

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