qr code

Ah-Nab-Awen Park

About this Stop

Ah-Nab-Awen Park was originally the site of an Odawa/Ottawa village. It became a Baptist mission known as Thomas Station, which was established in 1824 as part of the 1821 Chicago Treaty.

Centuries before that, this site was the home to several burial mounds of the Hopewell civilization.  Replicas of those mounds have been installed in the modern day Ah-Nab-Awen Park. To learn more about the mounds, listen to this stop's audio story.

Some Facts

  • The mission, estimated to serve about 150 families, lasted until 1836 when the Odawa People were moved off their land and settled west of the Mississippi River.



2746 total checkins

Ah-Nab-Awen Park

No mayor right now, it could be you!

Top Tips

tipster photo
Watch the fireworks here!

Matt S.

tipster photo
Ah-Nab-Awen park means resting place. Dedicated to three of Michigan's Indian tribes.


tipster photo
Beautiful park. Popular, but still serene. Watch out for all of the animal "time bombs". They were EVERYWHERE.

Leenette Wells