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Summer Solstice Walks, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
June 20, 2017
Start your summer with a trip to the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center for a special guided tour on the summer solstice. There will be three walks led by archaeologist Dennis Peterson starting at 11 am, 2 pm, and 7 pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Each tour will take one mile of easy walking and last about two hours. There is a $5 per adult and $3 per child fee for this event. This is in addition to the normal admission cost of $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for children.
Peterson will talk about the history of the mound site and the American Indians who built it more than 1,000 years ago. He also will talk about the reasons for the mounds and the alignment of some of the mounds to track the movement of the sun throughout the year. Peterson will tell the history of the excavations of the site by both archaeologists and looters. The 7 pm walks will allow the observation of twilight wildlife and a view of the sunset, which is most important part of the event.