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Indian Shell Mound Park

Iberville Drive, Dauphin Island, AL
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Kinda Interesting

The mounds of shells are kinda interesting, but certainly not a highlight. If you have lots of time... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sdwk
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Midland, Michigan
Take your bug spray

Being history buffs, we love that this site is protected and available for visitors, however we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cindyannsmith
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Huntsville, Alabama
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“old trees” (4 reviews)
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Iberville Drive, Dauphin Island, AL
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The mounds of shells are kinda interesting, but certainly not a highlight. If you have lots of time on the island then go walk the trail and see the mounds. Otherwise, you can skip.

Thank sdwk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being history buffs, we love that this site is protected and available for visitors, however we could only find a single info board on the history. It's actually a little difficult to determine exactly where the mounds are because of the vegetation. It is gorgeous...More

Thank cindyannsmith
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Huge trees. Shell mounds are unique. Great learning experience. Quiet and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the quiet solitude.

Thank Jeannie C
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I'm guessing that, with our visit in February, we didn't time our visit very well for bird-watching. We were there late in the morning and were pretty much outside the fall or spring migration. That said, the park itself looks like it has been abandoned...More

Thank broddin
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Shell Mound Park is site #39 on the Alabama Gulf Coastal Birding Trail. The best time to visit is during the spring and fall migration. I visited in March and didn't see any birds, but did hear a few calling. It is hilly and the...More

Thank evey1977
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I am not sure why this is a must see when visiting Dauphin Island. Very small, not much to see. Doesn't even have a picnic table.

Thank Shirleykc
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We visited this park in February. Majestic Trees are beautiful with photo opportunities. But I do believe the main attraction is the migrating birds, which there were none on our visit. Lots of benches & seating, short looping trail. Pets are welcome if leashed.

Thank wintersnowbird2016
Reviewed 22 January 2017

For anyone who calls himself a birder, this is the place. For others, the history and the wildlife can be fun, too. However, during spring migration (late March through late April), the Shell Mound serves as a meeting place for all interested in seeing birds...More

3  Thank birdsnfish
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This park is built on top of old indian created shell mounds. There are huge old oaks, Spanish moss, and tons of birds! Walking through the trails is peaceful and almost like stepping back in time. You can imagine the indian people gathered in this...More

2  Thank Carlyke
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We drove up, looked for a brochure or map and there was nothing. Walked around a little bit and saw a few shells and that was that.

1  Thank notstoic
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kathieballard3
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