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Wickliffe Mounds opens April 1

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Wickliffe Mounds opens April 1


Open April through October – Tuesday through Saturday – 9:00 to 4:30; May to September – Open Daily – 9:00 to 4:30 – Memorial Day to Labor Day open until 5:00 Admission Fees: $5 Adults; $4 Kids and Seniors; $3 Military and Veterans; Family Season Passes $25; Call for group rates. School and Scout Field Trips – Teachers and Scout Leaders bring your students to Wickliffe Mounds and see first-hand the archaeological site, excavations, artifacts, mounds and museum of Mississippian Indian culture. Programs in the $2 to $5 range.

Natural Environment Day at Wickliffe Mounds
Saturday April 26, 2014 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
In celebration of Earth Day, Wickliffe Mounds will have a tree planting event beginning at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers for planting trees will meet in the Welcome Center to get an overview of the project plans. Trees native to this region will be planted in areas of the park grounds that are not part of the archaeological deposits in order to maintain the protection of the site. An interpretive program about the Natural Environment of the Mississippian culture and the Woods Walk trail will be conducted after the tree planting. Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves, orange safety vest, and a sack lunch.

Seymour Bluffs at Wickliffe Mounds
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Meet at the Welcome Center for a presentation from children's author Phyllis Bechtold who writes a book series about an American Bald Eagle named Seymour Bluffs. In her book, Seymour Bluffs and the Legend of the Piasa Bird, Seymour travels back in time to an Illini Indian village located along the Mississippi river and helps them with a problem from the mysterious Piasa bird. A life-size Seymour Bluffs will be on hand to help Ms. Bechtold personally autograph the books for sale. This is a wonderful book program for children of all ages. The event is free inside the center.

Family Fun Archaeology Day
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Visit Wickliffe Mounds for the annual Family Fun Day. We'll have demonstrations and hands on activities for the whole family to enjoy! Try your skills with pottery, youth bows and arrows, atlatls and spears, make and take home crafts, games, flintknapping, archaeology for kids station and learn about Native Americans of the Mississippian culture at a kids-level. Please join us as we celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Kentucky State Parks and the 10th Anniversary of Wickliffe Mounds designation as a State Historic Site. Come to Family Fun Day and create a memorable experience of your visit!

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