Celebrate the official first day of summer with a guided summer walk at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center. Constructed by Natives more than 1,000 years ago, the mounds offer a unique glimpse into ancient Oklahoma while the tour guide brings the stories surrounding their past to life. The tours run at 11am, 2pm and 7pm, and each one covers about a mile over the course of two hours. Each tour is available for $5 for adults and $3 for children in addition to the Center’s daily admission fee.
Experience winter at a slower pace during Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center’s Winter Solstice Walks. These special guided tours are offered at Oklahoma’s only prehistoric Native American archaeological site and inspire an appreciation for the natural rhythm of nature and the seasons. Archaeologist Dennis Peterson will tell about the powerful Caddoans who created the mounds between 900-1450 AD, how they became a very important leadership group and why some of the 12 mounds line up to solstice and equinox sunsets. Learn about the history of excavations, American Indian ceremonies and tales of unusual happenings associated with the mounds. Each tour is one mile of easy walking and about two hours in duration.