It’s situated outside of the village of Peebles in Adams County. First-time visitors are universally struck with awe and wonder. Using nothing but the very earth beneath their feet, an ancient people created a giant, slithering serpent more than 1300 feet in length. The tail end is coiled in concentric circles, perhaps a base from which the serpent might pounce. Its graceful midsection undulates toward an oval-shaped object. Its jaws are wide, about to swallow what looks like an egg. This enigmatic and some believe mystic location serves as the world’s largest surviving prehistoric effigy mound.
Today, the site is lovingly preserved and maintained. The grass is cut to keep the mastery of the artwork in full view. Facilities are placed nearby to accommodate guests from all over the world, including a museum, paved walkways, and picnic tables. It’s all too easy to spend a day in the shadow of humans who existed long before Ohio was Ohio.
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