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Poverty Point State Historic Site [LA]

The 200-acre Poverty Point State Historic Site preserves Native American earthworks dating from between 1650 and 500 BC. The mounds of a 3/4-mile diameter partial octagon, six rows deep, are believed to have served as shelter foundations. Goods from throughout the United States suggest that the inhabitants were part of an extensive trade network. A museum is located on site.

The site offers exhibits, guided tours, tram tours, educational programs a 2.6-mile hiking trail, and a picnic area. The website offers a link to an informative video.