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Region Western Kentucky

Wickliffe, KY is most notably famous for the awesome Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, the archaeological site of a prehistoric Native American village of the Mississippian mound builders. Visitors can check out the Wickliffe Mounds museum, which exhibits the excavated features of the mounds, outstanding displays of Mississippian pottery, stone tools, bone and shell implements, the architecture of Mississippian mounds and houses, burial practices of the Mississippians and a bird's eye view of the bluff atop the ceremonial mound. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The city sits on the Mississippi River, about two miles south of the confluence of the Ohio River and Mississippi River.