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Trempealeau Interpretive Path
Imagine leaving your home in a dugout canoe for a 30-day voyage up the Mississippi to the place where “the mountain is surrounded by water.” Join us on this TRIP, that explores a period of time 1,000 years ago, when Mississippian people left their homeland of Cahokia and arrived at Trempealeau, Wisconsin. Hike up Little Bluff, over a sacred causeway that leads to three temple mounds. Learn about how and why Native people built these earthen platforms. Take in the vista looking down the Mississippi River Valley. Then it’s onto Perrot State Park, where we guide you through 13,000 years of human history in the Nature Center exhibits. We will walk among the Park’s 2,000-year-old Hopewell Mounds and explore the French Trading Post. View authentic artifacts recovered during our excavations.
Trip Length: 3.5 Hours
Age recommendation: 12 and up
All TRIP attractions are easily accessed by short walks on fairly level ground with the exception of the Little Bluff Mounds Trail.  Little Bluff requires a slightly strenuous ¼ mile hike up a 100-foot tall ridge. Special accommodations can be made by contacting us.
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