Toolesboro Mounds and Museum


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The Hopewellian mounds at Toolesboro are among the best-preserved and accessible remnants of an ancient culture flourishing from around 200 B.C. to 300 A.D. The five-acre site includes several large surviving mounds, an education center and a prairie demonstration plot. .


Reasons to Visit

Special Interest: The small visitor center offers visitors information about the Hopewellian mound builders and other native cultures that have occupied the area throughout history.

Trails: 0.1 miles - hiking (mowed trail in prairie)

East of Wapello
6568 Toolesboro Road, Wapello, IA 52653

Size: 5 acres

Habitat: timber, park

Louisa County Conservation Board       319-523-8381

Owned by:
State Historical Society of Iowa

State Historic Site
Great River Road Interpetive Center
National Historic Landmark and State Preserve
National Register of Historic Places