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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL 62234
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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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Florissant, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I took my 3 children (5-8 years old) on a Saturday and had a great time. We rented the iPods for an audio and video guided tour. I was concerned about my 5 year old managing his own but they came with a case and lanyard so each one was secure, and the controls are very intuitive. My only warning... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Neighbors recommended we stop here on our travels west. Wow this was a pleasant surprise. Beautiful building among the historic mounds site. Excellent movie introducing and teaching about this large population of native paleo Americans and their culture, city, life and times. Archeological wonder. Superb dioramas and well presented displays. This museum took a lot of care and hard work... More

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Saint Louis
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The visitor center has a great introductory video that ends with the opening of the window to the diorama of village life. Start there so you get the information on the significance of the mounds and know where the sites are. Climb the main mound and you are rewarded with a great view of the skyline of St. Louis and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There were well marked trails and good info on all the mounds you see, the staff was great and very helpful. Definitely would bring more people there.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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199 reviews 199 reviews
64 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I feel like I have a well-rounded history background and experience seeing things like Cahokia Mounds. I found this place to be interesting, but I wasn't amazed by it. The area around the park is very rundown, so don't expect to do anything around it. The museum itself is a little bland on the outside while the exhibits inside are... More

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Merida, Yucatan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

During our 10 day stay in the St Louis/Illinois area we visited many state parks and historic sites, Cahokia Mounds was far and away the most impressive. The site includes 70 mounds, but in reality most visitors see only the biggest, Monk’s Mound, though others are only a short, easy walk away. We started our visit at the Visitor Center... More

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Houghton, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very interesting site, wonderfully knowledgeable staff, and impressive ancient structures right here in IL!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The mounds are certainly an extraordinary site. I've toured other Indian mounds, but these are certainly among the most dramatic to look at. We rented the ipod self- tours (they were offered on groupon), but then wound up going on a guided tour of Monk's mound anyway because it was starting just when we arrived. I found the ipod tour... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Only negative- bus route does not take you directly to site. Recommend taking a cab from Emerson Park metroLink station. Otherwise, beautiful site.

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Clemson, SC
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The city of Cahokia was once the largest city north of Mexico, and was the main commercial, cultural and political hub of the vast Mississippian culture. As a historian and archaeology enthusiast, Cahokia really impressed me. Entrance to the site is FREE, as is the interpretive museum The Interpretive Museum is very important if you want to understand what Cahokia... More

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