Distinctive Destinations

Blood Run National Historic Landmark

  • Address 1 mile south of 1001 120th St.
    Larchwood, Iowa 51241
  • Hours
    Sunrise to Sunset
  • Phone 515-281-4221

Visit Blood Run National Historic Landmark

Plan Your Visit

Imagine this site as it once was – a large village and ceremonial site of the ancestors of the Omaha, Ponca, Iowa, and Oto-Missouria tribes, known as the Oneota people. The Oneota were attracted to the site by the Big Sioux River, abundant game, fertile soil, and access to pipestone. The land was inhabited from 900 A.D. to 1720 A.D. and was a major trading site from about 1500 to 1700.

Take a self-guided walking tour along mowed trails to view protected burial mounds, village sites, and other features of cultural interest.

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