Some of the earliest inhabitants of North America lived along the Mississippi River Valley. As the Great River Road travels through Kentucky, it passes through several important archeological sites. One is Wickliffe Mounds State Park. From A.D. 1100 to 1350, an ancient people built earthen mounds and homes in a community overlooking the Mississippi River. Today, the visitors can learn about this community through a welcome center, museum exhibits and a walking trail. Visitors will enjoy stunning views from the settlement’s Ceremonial Mound. Another must-see attraction along the Kentucky Great River Road is the Columbus-Belmont State Park. Beautiful views abound in this small park on the Mississippi River. The museum is part of the Civil War Heritage Trail and features exhibits showcasing the history of the area. Don’t miss the Kentucky Great River Road.
Kentucky Mississippi River Parkway Commission
State Tourism Office
Kentucky Department of Travel
500 Mero Street, Suite 2200
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601