Joseph Caylor… This small but very beautiful park is the setting of a long since gone civilization. The mounds are preserved at this park due to the Tumlin family and then, the state of Georgia. These weren't just burial sites for the dead, they were cultural centers for the Native Americans who resided there as well. When you visit Etowah Indian Mounds, the interpretive center does a great job of describing how this culture lived and thrived. Since the mounds are located near the scenic Etowah River, you can see fish traps like they used hundreds of years ago, as well as an authentically made Wattle and Daub house. This house is a replica of a 700 year old Native American home, used with materials and techniques as they did. Just for that reason, this park is worth visiting.