Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park
Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park is at 3600 Indian Mounds Rd., at the s. tip of Lake Jackson. The mounds are remains of a ceremonial center that existed A.D. 1100-1200. Four earth temple mounds are within the site. Picnicking is permitted. Admission: $3 (per private vehicle with…
This important site dates back to the 13th century. An archeological site excavating the mounds of local Native American Tribes, this beautiful park boasts numerous hiking trails, old bridges and water wheels from historic and long-forgotten processing plants, streams, beautiful foliage, and more.
Native American culture and history. "More than eight centuries ago, a mound-building culture inhabited the thickly forested area around Lake Jackson, just north of Tallahassee. The Lake Jackson Mounds Site encompasses six earthen temple mounds and one burial mound. "
Indian mounds. Amazing.Amazingly close. Bike, (long) walk, or go by car to back entrance, take fabulous hike through woods that feel like North Carolina to me. Then you're in the state park (free admission). Good visitor area, picnic area, and accessible mounds. Amazing.
Small county park the is wroth the visit. It has a lovey hiking trail through he woods that crosses several creeks and a large Indian Mound with built in board walk so you can climb to the top. The park also has pavilions and cook-out grills.
“Only place in town to get Udon soup. (If I'm wrong, please tell me who else is making it in soup form!) A little pricy, but well worth it. Their sushi is top flight as well.”
“Museum of Florida History, in the R.A. Gray Building at 500 S. Bronough St., has exhibits depicting Florida's vibrant history. Visitors can view a variety of artifacts, including a mastodon skeleton and a giant armadillo mannequin from the Pleistocene era, gold and silver from Spanish shipwrecks, flags flown during the Civil War, a partial replica of a Florida steamboat, memorabilia reflecting Florida's role in World War II and various artifacts from the changing gallery. Touring exhibits and educational programs also are featured. Food is available. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum. Admission: Donations ”
“A beautiful little park and walking trail surrounding Lake Ella is complete with small local shops and the occasional food truck nights (usually Thursdays) and live music. Be sure to bring some food to feed the ducks! These ducks grow up around a lot of dogs, as the trail is popular with dog walkers, so they will wag their tails when you approach with food just like a pup!”