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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL 62234
618-346-5160
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: A sophisticated Native American society of about 20,000 people that operated via a sun calendar and disappeared by 1400.
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Chicago, IL
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This prehistoric site is an Illinois World Heritage site and a National Historic Landmark. It is done right with a well-designed interpretive center, a professional staff, a gift shop that offers a nice selection of Native American made jewelry and a large assortment of books and well-maintained grounds. A visit to Cahokia is an amazing experience to see Illinois as... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The State of Illinois has done a remarkable job at the Cahokia Mounds. Fantastic interpretive center and very knowledgeable staff make this a unique and must see sight.

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Chicago, Illinois
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192 attraction reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I lived in Collinsville, Illinois, and commuted to Saint Louis five days a week to work at the Globe-Democrat--and I never visited historic Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in all of the three years that I was living only a few miles down the road. But I got to thinking about Cahokia when we were vacationing in Natchez, Mississippi, and... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have been here twice and loved it both times! Everything is free all the way down to the parking. Donations are accepted! The view from the top of monk mound is amazing! Gift shop is reasonably priced and all the staff are friendly. Museum is wonderful and lifelike. Even a little cafe to get a snack. Great place to... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I liked the exhibits and the walk up Monk's Mound, built without wheels and horses - Wow. Sure puts euro-centric assumptions in question.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A sacred place for Native Americans, the trails and mounds have a serene, peaceful vibe. We enjoyed our walk, and I chose to spend $3 for the ipod listening tour. Bring water, wear sunscreen.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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151 reviews 151 reviews
42 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is unbelievable! North America's largest earthen mound is here, as well as a nice museum. Very little Mississippian mounds still remain...all of them were destroyed on the west side of the Mississippi to make room for the city of St. Louis. This place should get more recognition than it does!

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a really nice place! We got up early to see the Vernal Equinox at the wood henge area. A nice casual talk about history by a Museum Docent while the sun rose on an absolutely gorgeous morning. The grounds are really very nice. The museum is small but well done. There are sidewalk and improved trails ranging from... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We randomly chose to visit to kill some time before a wedding. It was a beautiful site with a great historic center. We climbed to the top of the mound on a beautiful day, it was worth it.

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Be prepared for some walking if you're going to take in the whole complex. We arrived on a day that was too hot for that, even with hats and sunscreen. I would certainly return ... on a cooler day when I had lots of time to wander. The Cahokia complex itself is a huge open space ... with a road... More

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