10-6-12 and 5-16-14
From the parking lot entrance you could see the long stockade, a recreation of the original one protecting the village. Trails lead you from each site within the park.
We drove down to the further lot near a 2nd stockade and the Crawfish river, a major waterway in the area. It looks especially pretty in fall.
Near the lot was a machine powered by a crank with two recordings about Aztalan’s history. Lets listen!
People of Aztalan
Just up from the Turn-and-Learn machine is the large prominent mound dominating the landscape. Religious ceremonies took place here. The stockade obscured the ceremonies from view.
From the top of the mound you could see all over the park, this view is towards the Crawfish River.
We had a good time here on both of our visits in spring and fall. A peaceful place with a rich history. Combine visiting this park and the nearby museum in the same trip, both complement each other.