Moundville Archaeological Park, Alabama
National Geographic has described Moundville as “The Big Apple of the 14th Century”. The 29 flat-topped dirt mounds, crafted by Native Mississippians about 800 years ago, may not quite measure up to the skyscrapers of our modern New York. Still, they speak of a sophisticated and advanced civilization.
Today this archaeological park, that’s on the Black Warrior River near Tuscaloosa, protects 326 acres of the grounds. You’ll find nature trails and paths that weave all around the ruins, which were once topped with the homes of nobles and ceremonial structures.