World Renowned Sacred Spaces - A Place for Reflection in the Past and Today

Nearly 2000 years ago, American Indians built dozens of monumental mounds and earthen enclosures in southern Ohio. These earthwork complexes were ceremonial landscapes used for feasts, funerals, rituals, and rites of passage associated with an American Indian religious movement that swept over half the continent for almost 400 years. Come walk among the earthworks and experience the past. Read More

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World Heritage Commemoration Event Pics

Photos from the October 14th event celebrating the parks inscription as the nation's 25th World Heritage site. NEW PHOTOS ADDED!

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Things To Do

Need suggestions to plan your visit to the park? Whether you're here for a half-day, full-day or multiple days, we're here to help!

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Basic Park Information

Before you leave your house, let us help you make your plans for your visit. Information on park hours and events can also be found here.

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The Nation's 25th World Heritage Site

Now that the park is a World Heritage site, familiarize yourself with what exactly World Heritage is and what it means to the park.

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Directions to Park Sites

Directions to the park's visitor center and the two other accessible sites can be found here with a link to customized directions.

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Be a B.A.R.K. Ranger!

On your next visit, be sure to bring along your four-legged, furry friend. Learn about the do's & dont's when your pet joins along.

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Become a Junior Ranger

Ask a ranger for a Jr. Ranger booklet. You can finish at the park or take it home and mail it back. A virtual option is also available.

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Parks as Classrooms

The park is great resource for you & your students! Visit on a field trip, have a ranger in your classroom or access curriculum materials.

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Accessibility at Park Sites

We understand the need to provide facilities that are compliant. Learn more about these features.

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Personal Safety at the Park

Visitor education is a priority but, so is visitor safety. To help, here are some of the more pertinent things to keep in mind.

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Park Weather Conditions

Get current and forecasted local weather information for your next visit to the park.

Last updated: May 24, 2024

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16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601


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