Department of Parks
Spend Saturday with the Kids This Summer at Wickliffe Mounds
WICKLIFFE, Ky. -- Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site will stage special family activities each Saturday in June and July, ranging from demonstrations of pottery making to spear throwing.
On these summer Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., bring your kids to the historic site overlooking the Mississippi River for special activities like cornhole toss, hoop and darts, and crafting corn shuck dolls, egg gourds and bead necklaces.
The museum at Wickliffe Mounds will have special hands-on displays of pump drills, prehistoric stone grinders and Mississippian culture art.
All activities are part of the general admission to the site, $5 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6 to 12, and $1 for kids ages 3 to 5. Groups of 10 or more should call ahead and schedule the group discount rate. Call Wickliffe Mounds at 270-335-3681 for more information.
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is an archaeological site of a Native American Indian village of the Mississippian culture dating back to 1100 A.D. and is situated on a bluff along the Mississippi river. The site features a museum of the excavated mounds and artifacts, exhibits of Mississippian culture and archaeology, a gift shop, trail, and picnic area. The site is located at 94 Green Street, Highway 51/60 in Wickliffe, Ballard County, Ky., along the Great River Road. We invite to you to visit this important Native American archaeological site and see a unique part of Kentucky’s history. Please visit the Parks Department website for more information at www.parks.ky.gov, and click on Wickliffe Mounds.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov.