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Louisiana Poverty Point National Monument map and highlights

Map of Poverty Point National Monument
Poverty Point National Monument/State Historic Site in northeastern Louisiana,  near Epps.
Short description of the Poverty Point National Monument.     
Poverty Point National Monument/State Historic Site in northeastern Louisiana, near Epps.     
Owned and funded by the Louisiana Office of State Parks, this  402-acre site interprets the culture of the peoples who constructed  prehistoric earthworks here between 1700 and 700 bc. The observation  tower offers views of much of their terrain, while a museum, an  archeological laboratory, interpretive trails, and audiovisual programs  tell the stories of these ancient local residents. Tram tours and craft  workshops bring Native American cultural traditions to life. The site  was designated a national monument on October 31, 1988.     
WHAT TO SEE & DO     
Touring museum and site. Facilities: Visitor center, museum,  outdoor interpretive exhibits, movies, hiking trails. Programs &  Events: Guided open-air tram tours (Mar.-Oct.), basket weaving workshops  (Oct.-Feb.), Fall School Days (last Fri., Sept.), flintknapping  workshop (3rd weekend, Feb.). Tips & Hints: Tour in morning during  summer to avoid heat. Busiest Oct., Apr. and May; least crowded Jan. and  Feb.     
FOOD, LODGING & SUPPLIES     
Camping: None in park. In Epps: Hale Campground (off Rte. 577,  near park's northern boundary, tel. 318/926-5698; 15 sites; $10-$15;  hook-ups). IS Hotels: None in park. In Delhi: Best Western Delhi Inn  (135 Snider Rd., tel. 318/878-5126; 45 rooms; $49-$52), Days Inn of  Delhi (113 Snider Rd., tel. 318/878-9000; 48 rooms; $55-$65). X  Restaurants: None in park. In Epps: LiT Cafe (915 Rte. 17, tel. 318/  926-2200; $7; no dinner Mon.). In Delhi: Hannahs Sideboard (1 Broadway  Sq., tel. 318/878-9721; $7; no lunch Sat.). 6 Groceries: In Epps:  Bestway Grocery (910 Rte. 17, tel. 318/926-3902).     
FEES & HOURS     
Free. Park and visitor center open daily 9-5.     
HOW TO GET THERE     
Near Epps; from 1-20 take Exit 153 (Rte. 17) north to Epps,  make a right on Rte. 134 for 5 mi, then left on Rte. 577 for 1 mi.  Closest airports: Monroe (55 mi), Jackson, MS (75 mi).     
CONTACTS     
Poverty Point National Monument (c/o Poverty Point State  Historic Site, Box 276, Epps, LA 71237, tel. 318/926-5492 or  888/926-5492,). Epps Town Hall (120 Maple St., Epps, LA 71237, tel.  318/926-5224).   
Poverty Point National Monument/State Historic Site in  northeastern Louisiana, near Epps. Short description of the Poverty  Point National Monument
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