Serpent Mound

Serpent Mound costs $8/vehicle to visit.

  • Open: The museum is open daily, year-round, from dawn to dusk. Museum hours vary from March to December (it is closed in January and February).
  • Location: (Map It) 3850 State Route 73 in Peebles, Ohio
  • Phone:  1-800-752-2757 for visitors’ information, including directions, park and museum hours, and admission fee
  • Web: click here

Read how Serpent Mound served as a Code of Freedom for an immigrant family escaping Soviet occupation.

Serpent Mound in Peebles, Ohio:  Filled with mystery and surrounded by nature’s splendor, the largest and most famous Indian effigy mound in North America awaits. The Serpent Mound is one of the oldest mysteries, challenging scientists to unravel the mystique of the winding earthen snake, which is 1,300 feet long, 25 feet wide, 5 feet high, and over 1,000 years old.

Who, when, and why built this fascinating earthwork? These questions have plagued scientists for more than a century.

Today, visitors from around the globe descend to Peebles, Ohio, to take in the impressive view of the massive winding earthwork from high atop a tower or along a walkway hugging the serpent’s twisted body. The Serpent Mound Museum hosts captivating illustrations and stories of the mound and the theories behind its history. The park includes other ancient mounds and a breathtaking view of a five miles in diameter geological anomaly believed to have been caused by a meteorite or volcanic explosion despite the lack of any volcanic or meteorite evidence. Much like the Great Serpent slithering toward the edge of this grand bluff, it remains a mystery.

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