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Octogan park aka Moundbuilders park

Nice park for picnics and family reunions. No playground for kids. Does have a small museum of... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Marsha D
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Newark, Ohio
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Mid morning visit to a beautiful, well maintained and quiet park.

We went to the on site museum first. The staff proved us with much relevant data so we could... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
PD B
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The mystery and beauty of this well-preserved earthworks is upset by the golf course surrounding it.
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18 Jan 2017
“Octogan park aka Moundbuilders park”
15 Jul 2016
“Mid morning visit to a beautiful, well maintained and quiet park.”
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Newark, OH
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Nice park for picnics and family reunions. No playground for kids. Does have a small museum of Indian artifacts.

Thank Marsha D
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We went to the on site museum first. The staff proved us with much relevant data so we could appreciate what these mounds represented...many years ago. Very nice walk to the center of the Octagon.

Thank PD B
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We have had the wonderful opportunity on several occasions to be with OHIO State University Professor Dick Shiels. Dr. Shiels is a wealth of information and he provides a living history of the Hopewell Indian culture. The Hopewell Indian culture comes alive when Dr. Shiels...More

1  Thank RobKlinger
Reviewed 8 May 2015

It is an interesting mound, but didn't like the fact that there was pretty much a golf course on it.

Thank jessly19922010
Reviewed 3 November 2014

this used to connect to the Great Circle earthworks in ancient times. It's now on a golf course. Access is limited except a couple of times a year but you can park near the country club and see a portion of it I believe. Seeing...More

Thank bnazarian
Reviewed 15 April 2014

People come here from all over the world a huge ancient site built with primitive tools. A great mystery of who built these mounds and why there are days when events are held there. Newark's Mounds are a great place to teach children about our...More

Thank imaglo52
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We attended one of the open houses held at Octagon. They close down the golf course and archeologists lead people out through the incredible earthworks, the largest geometric earthworks in the world! We were so impressed at the huge perfect circles at the site, and...More

3  Thank m00seman
Reviewed 10 December 2012

This is what has survived from a complex and incredible earthwork grouping that extends well into central and southern Ohio. The story of the Ancient peoples in Ohio is a story of incredible accomplishments in organization and building of complex system of sites being considered...More

1  Thank June O
Reviewed 26 August 2012

We geocached in the area--fun earth cash here--cool golf course--interesting history of the area--we liked specuatling what actually happened here

1  Thank Bessie D
Reviewed 15 July 2012

We were so impressed with the food and friendly, beautiful atmosphere! A wonderful visit!

1  Thank Charlene N
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