Megiddo is an archaeological site and National Park in northern Israel and a popular destination for travellers interested in the history and archaeology of the region. It represents a large city mound on the southern edge of the Jezreel Valley and has been the site of several major battles. In 2005 Megiddo was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as part of the joint Bibical tels listing, alongside Hazor and Beer Sheva.
Tel Megiddo National Park is on Route 66 between Megiddo Junction and Yokne'am Junction, about 2 kilometers northwest of Megiddo junction. Kibbutz Megiddo lies nearby.
Several buses running between Hadera and Afula stop at the Megiddo Junction. From here, Tel Megiddo is a short walk away to the north.
- Megiddo National Park, ☎ +972-6-652-2167, fax: +972-6-642-0312. April - September 8 am -5 pm, October - March 8 am - 4 pm. adults NIS 23, children NIS 12; groups: adults NIS 19, children NIS 11. Entry is included on the Israel National Parks card.
Megiddo is the site of biannual summer excavations conducted by Tel Aviv University and a consortium of overseas institutions - volunteers are welcomed (fees apply for participation and college credit) on each campaign from all over the world.
There is a restaurant and several kiosks within the Visitors' Centre.