Shrum Mound7 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 3141 McKinley Ave, Columbus, OH 43204, Columbus City, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-8008406127
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids
This is literally the only historical site in the city that comes from ancient times! Antiquity, really. From 800 B.C.–A.D. 100, the hunter gatherer Adena people were settled in these lands. This large conical burial mound, 20 feet high and 100 feet in diametre, is all that remains from their time here. Most structures of this kind are usually destroyed in the pursuit of land development. It's amazing this one has survived!
How to Reach Shrum Mound
- Bus 5 stop 3235 McKinley Ave.
- Drive to here or take a taxi.
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Shrum Mound Reviews & Ratings
Just a nice little historic quick stop spot. Very clean, snippets of info, and just a breath of fresh air
What a great part of history tucked in a place where you would never think to find something like that. They did a great job with plaques and it’s worth a stop to reflect on history and pay your respects.
Beautiful, we went there around 11pm to see it at night, there were bunnies and lots and lots of fire flys. A little eerie knowing your on a sacred burriel ground, we got chills a few times.. spirits?! Who knows.
This is a lovely little piece of history (the park preserving the mound created in 1929) and a place to pay respect for those that have passed away centuries before us, tucked in a small nook right outside of Grandview. I really enjoyed my visit and will definitely go back again. Climbing up the mound isn't as difficult as I'd expected it to be and only takes a minute or so. There's somewhat of a path from where others have walked up and down it. As other reviewers have mentioned, there is a plentiful amount of avian wildlife visible from the top of the mound. Walking along the perimeter is something neat to do if you would like to extend your visit by a bit. There are many stacked, weathered stones to check out and a few trees with interesting characteristics.
This large prehistoric mound is amazing and easily accessible. It's difficult to even imagine who the people were that built it or why. However it can be a fun place to get a little exercise as you climb to the top of the mound or a place to sit and reflect.