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Mima Mounds State Park

This 20 mile side trip leads out to the remarkable Mima Mounds.

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The tour passes a section of prairie dotted with small mounds of earth covered with prairie grass. The origin of these bumps, scattered over the surface of a half-dozen prairies just south of Puget Sound, has been the subject of speculation for nearly a century. Symmetrical in form, the mounds round out from slightly flattened tops to circular bases; a few of them are surmounted by young trees. They are...

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