Lizard Mound County Park

Stay at Hidden Serenity and enjoy Lizard Mound County Park. Sure, us Wisconsinites love our cheese, milk, golfing aEffigy Moundsnd fresh maple syrup though there is so much more to us. Not only do we have those cool things, we also have Lizard Mound County Park.

So what exactly are these mounds? We are glad you asked. Way back in 500-1000 A.D., Native American mound builders who hunted, fished as well as gathered wild plants to survive moved around often as they were in search of their next meal. During their stay in areas if someone passed away they would build burial effigy mounds in shapes of mammals, reptiles, birds and other animals that were sometimes real and other times mythical creatures. The effigy mound builders usually buried their dead in small pits or laid them on carefully prepared surfaces. The effigy mounds were then built over them like grave markers. Sometimes a humble object such as a cooking pot or an arrow was included in the mound, but more often no grave goods were left behind at all. It’s pretty amazing after all of these years that they have kept their shape thanks to preservation organizations. Wisconsin has more effigy mounds than any other region in North American, somewhere between 15,000-20,000 with at least 4,000 remaining to this day.

Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast is only a mile away from the Lizard Mound Park which features 28 effigy mounds out of 60 that were at one time present. At this park, there is one incredible lizard mound you won’t want to miss seeing that is hundreds of feet long, just one example why this park in particular is known as one of the largest most diverse effigy mound areas in Wisconsin that is open to the public.

This is just one more activity you can do when staying with us at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast! You will never be bored during the day and will have a nice ‘home away from home’ to come back to in the evening after your fun adventures! Don’t forget to book your reservation with us today!

Fun Wisconsin Fact: Wisconsin’s Highest point is located in Price County – Timm’s Hill – 1,952 feet (595 m) above sea level.

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