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Indian Shell Mound Park

Iberville Drive, Dauphin Island, AL
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Pleasant stop and nice short walk.

The park is a nice peaceful space to visit. There are many benches to sit on and the trails there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sandy152018
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
via mobile
Summer break

It was a nice walk. Great for dogs also. Benches are every where for those who need to sit for a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sandiw08
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Commerce, Texas
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Iberville Drive, Dauphin Island, AL
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"native americans"
in 7 reviews
"live oak trees"
in 3 reviews
"oysters"
in 6 reviews
"migrating birds"
in 3 reviews
"huge trees"
in 2 reviews
"short walking trail"
in 2 reviews
"ancient trees"
in 2 reviews
"spanish moss"
in 2 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 2 reviews
"great photo ops"
in 2 reviews
"bird watch"
in 2 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 2 reviews
"spring and fall"
in 2 reviews
"interesting history"
in 3 reviews
"bug spray"
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"piece of history"
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"benches"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park is a nice peaceful space to visit. There are many benches to sit on and the trails there are short. There isn’t much information there however and trails are short so if you are wanting hiking or a history lesson, this isn’t the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice walk. Great for dogs also. Benches are every where for those who need to sit for a while.

Thank sandiw08
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We stopped here expecting to see the remains of the shell mounds or at least some artifacts of historical significance. The only thing we saw were some benches around an area and a few local birds. Not worth the time to stop.

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

While biking around the island we stopped and enjoyed the amazing Live Oak Trees and a short sit on the well positions benches.

Thank Jen C
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Wandering along the shell mound area feeling the ancient history we notice some blue herons over by the bay nearby. One flew then, one more and we watched as 6 or 7 graceful herons lifted off and flew overhead.

Thank doloresg54
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This has a most interesting history. I was fortunate to be with a local historian and biologist so I understand the history of the site. More signage would help the casual visitor. The numerous birds as well as the live oaks and the availability of...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

The live oaks are really pretty here. This is a small interesting historical spot. There is a short walking trail.

1  Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This rather unpretentious park has been a spiritual journey for me personally through the years and is one of the main reasons I come here from NW IN. It contains large mounds of layers of shells utilized as food for native Americans that can still...More

4  Thank 0-6FAO
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

It only took us 15 minutes to walk through the park, interesting history and some great photo ops with spanish moss hanging from the trees!

Thank loribS9254DJ
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

A well-marked trail leads you around to a bit of history...Native American. These live oaks are 200 to 400 years old, some having ferns that are attached to them epiphytically (look it up!). You will also see smooth palmetto and yaupon holly. Bug spray!

1  Thank TBeaupre
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