• A quiet summer walk through the Marching Bear Group of effigy mounds

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

For Kids

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American Indian Games on Children's Archeology Day

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Visit our Jr. Ranger Program Page with a copy of the Junior Ranger Book.


Special Junior Ranger Hikes

Saturday, April 26, at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 14, at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 23, at 1:00 p.m.

Kids' Archeology Day

Saturday, August 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Annual Kids' Archeology Day with American Indian crafts, games and a sand box dig.

Kids' Archeology Day (Poster)
August 2, 2014

Kids activities are planned throughout the year. Annual events such as HawkWatch and Children's Archeology Day offer hands on activities for the entire family. Kids can also become a Jr. Ranger or get the Junior Ranger Archeology Program Booklet and badge.

 
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Effigy Mounds Offers Exciting Junior Ranger Activities

Effigy Mounds National Monument will again present the annual summer Junior Ranger Programs. Events for children interested in the National Park Junior Ranger program will be scheduled throughout the summer. If you are unable to attend any of the events there is always the Junior Ranger Booklet. Ask at the ranger for the booklet and an opportunity to earn National Park badges, patches, and certificates along with learning more about the world that surrounds them.



 
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Family Archeology Day Sandbox Dig

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Archeology for Kids

 
Family Archeology Day Sandbox Dig

Family Archeology Day Sandbox Dig

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Kids' Archeology Day

Sandbox dig

Did You Know?

Fire Point Mound Group

Stephen H. Long, of the U.S. Army's Topographical Engineers, explored and described the Effigy Mounds National Monument region in expeditions undertaken in 1817 and 1823. Long was one of the first to document the presence of mounds in the Upper Mississippi River Valley.