Protected since 1948 as Florida’s first state archaeological site, the centerpiece of Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site in Terra Ceia is its 20-foot-tall prehistoric temple mound. It was purchased and preserved by Karl and Madira Bickel, who turned the complex over to the state for caretaking.
Location: Terra Ceia
Open: 8 AM until sunset daily
Paleoindian, Weedon Island, and Safety Harbor culture artifacts have been unearthed on the site. A short trail leads 20 feet uphill to the crest of the mound for a scenic view from the flat top of an ancient temple.