Effigy Mounds National Monument

Effigy Mounds National Monument is a United States National Monument that is located in Northeastern Iowa.


Fees are waived from November to March. From April to October, the entrance fee is $3 per adult (those 15 and over) with a maximum charge of $5 for all occupants of a private vehicle. There is no maximum for commercial vehicles. Entrance is free with an Effigy Mounds National Monument Annual Pass, which costs $10 per year.

There are several passes that allow free entry for groups traveling together in a private vehicle or individuals on foot or on bike. These passes are valid at all national parks including Effigy Mounds National Monument:

In 2016 the National Park Service will offer several days on which entry is free for all national parks: January 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), April 16-24 (National Park Week), August 25-28 (National Park Service's 100th birthday weekend), September 24 (National Public Lands Day), and November 11 (Veterans Day).


There is no lodging or camping of any kind located within the monument. Some lodging exists in nearby Marquette, and Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, across the Mississippi River and easily accessible by a major bridge, has a number of hotels, motels and B&Bs.

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