Outside Monroe-West Monroe and just a few miles off Interstate 20 near the Mississippi-Louisiana border is a roadside attraction unlike any you’ll find on Earth. It is an archaeological wonder with little-known stories to tell. Poverty Point UNESCO World Heritage Site is a series of raised earthen mounds, channels and ridges, made by human hands more than 3,400 years ago.

Spend the day walking the grounds, explore the museum and the amazing artifacts they have found at the mounds, then explore the abundant activities surrounding the area — restaurants, museums and antiques in Monroe to fishing, boating and camping at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park and so much more. It’s a destination full of beauty, mystery and ancient history. 

Plan your trip today and start making your #OnlyLouisiana memories.

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For more information on Poverty Point attractions, things to do, restaurants and destinations, visit these local tourism sites.