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Indian Mounds State Park
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Indian Mounds State Park is a significant historical site, featuring prehistoric mounds from the Swift Creek and Weeden Island cultures. The park offers visitors an opportunity to explore these ancient structures through hiking trails that wind around them. It also provides picnic areas for relaxation amidst its rich natural beauty, including diverse wildlife species and lush vegetation. This state park serves as both an educational resource about Native American history and a tranquil retreat into nature's serenity.

History of the Area
The park is known for its prehistoric Native American burial mounds. It was established as a state park in 1949 to preserve these significant archaeological sites. The area had been inhabited by various indigenous cultures for thousands of years before European contact.

The largest mound within the site dates back over 2,000 years and stands at approximately six feet high and two hundred feet wide. This particular mound has yielded artifacts from multiple periods indicating continuous use.

In addition to preservation efforts, educational programs are offered on-site about native culture history and archaeology techniques used during excavations.

Annual Entrance Passes can be purchased at all park ranger stations and museums. If you require immediate use of your pass, this is the best option. Passes can be purchased during regular business hours 365 days a year. Please call the park in advance to ensure availability. Those who are eligible for discounted or free passes may use this method to receive their pass. Annual Entrance Passes may be purchased online by visiting the FLORIDA STATE PARKS ANNUALENTRANCE PASSES web page.

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Sweet Magnolia Inn - Saint Marks, FL
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Our historic inn is located in historic Saint Marks, one of the oldest settlements in North America. First settled in 1527, Saint Marks is a historic little city at the confluence of the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge, it is located just 20 miles south of Tallahassee.
24.6 miles from park*
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- From Tallahassee: Head south on Monroe Street towards Apalachee Parkway.
- Turn left onto FL-363 S/S Adams St.
- Continue straight onto Woodville Hwy for about 20 miles until you reach the park.

From Jacksonville:

- Start by getting on I10-W from N Ocean St and Union St W
- Follow US90-W and FL59-S to Wakulla County

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