Immerse yourself in the heartland of ancient America, where spectacular cultures created the largest concentration of geometric earthen architecture in the world. Explore their vast and precise enclosures, effigies, embankments, and walled hilltops. See their dazzling art works preserved in area museums. Discover why Ohio was the cultural epicenter of North America two thousand years ago!
A complete travel experience awaits you along the Ancient Ohio Trail. Our resources will help you to discover the distinguished Native American heritage in the Midwest, and to gain many rewarding insights from your visits to the ancient earthworks. At the same time, we highlight the historic local settings in which the works are found, and suggest many ways to enjoy real or virtual excursions among Ohio’s historic towns, scenic roads, and many distinctive cultural, artistic, and tourist amenities.
The Ancient Ohio Trail is a collaboration of all the major owners, managers, and interpreters of the earthworks, and is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.