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Megiddo is an archaeological site and National Park in northern Israel and a major destination for travellers interested in the history and archaeology of the region. It represents a large city mound on the southern edge of the Jezreel Valley and has been the site of several major battles.
Tel Megiddo National Park is on Route 66 between Megiddo Junction and Yokne'am Junction, about 2 kilometers northwest of Megiddo junction. Kibbutz Megiddo lies nearby.
Megiddo National Park is open April - September 8 am -5 pm, October - March 8 am - 4 pm, tel (06) 652-2167, fax (06) 642-0312, admission: adults NIS 23, children NIS 12; groups: adults NIS 19, children NIS 11. Entry is included on the Israel National Parks card.
There is a restaurant and several kiosks within the Visitors' Centre.
Megiddo is the site of biannual summer excavations conducted by Tel Aviv University and a consortium of overseas institutions - volunteers are welcomed (fees apply for participation and college credit) on each campaign from all over the world (see expedition website for details).