Toolesboro Mounds & Museum

The Hopewellian mounds at Toolesboro are among the best-preserved and accessible remnants of an ancient culture flourishing from around 200 B.C. to 300 A.D. The five-acre site includes several large surviving mounds, a museum and a prairie demonstration plot.  The museum is open seasonally but the grounds are open to visitors year round.



East of Wapello

6568 Toolesboro Road, Wapello, IA 52653

Museum Hours:

Memorial Weekend - Labor Day: 12:30 - 4:30 pm, Wednesday - Sunday

(open Memorial & Labor Day)

Labor Day - October 31: 12:30 - 4:30 pm, Saturdays only

Closed remainder of the year except by appointment for groups

Size: 5 acres

Habitat: mowed park, timber, prairie

Amenities: museum, outdoor interpretive panels, picnic tables,  prairie plot

Activities: picnicking

Trails: 0.1 miles - hiking (mowed trail in prairie)



Go to Louisa County Conservation Google Map to see all areas and be able to get directions



Contact Us

P: 319-523-8381

F: 319-527-2131

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Conservation Office

12635 CR G56, Suite 101

Wapello, IA 52653


Office Hours:

M - F, 10:00 - 3:00

Other times by chance or appointment