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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

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Address: 30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone Number: 618-346-5160
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Description: A sophisticated Native American society of about 20,000 people that...
A sophisticated Native American society of about 20,000 people that operated via a sun calendar and disappeared by 1400.
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MUST DO IN COLLINSVILLE

MUST SEE attraction if traveling through the area. I have been here hundreds of times and used to volunteer here. The facilities are top notch, the volunteers are friendly, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Collinsville, Illinois
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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Located near Glen Carbon. I thought this might still be considered an advantage to visiting in the Glen Carbon vicinity. Cahokia Mounds is known and highly thought of as a archeological sight.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

MUST SEE attraction if traveling through the area. I have been here hundreds of times and used to volunteer here. The facilities are top notch, the volunteers are friendly, and if you climb to the top of the big mound, you can see for miles.

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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lots to see. A very nice museum and movie to explain in the culture are inside the building. We went on a guided tour of the Monks mound and enjoyed it immensely. Nice little gift shop and even a cafe. Wear good shoes for the hike up the mound. A bottle of water would be a good idea in the... More 

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Edward
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited the interpretive center, watched the short movie and climbed Monk's Mound. It was important history for us to remember. It was free, but we left a donation. We visited about 1.5 hours. Don't let the surrounding are dissuade your visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Everyone needs to see the mounds, it part of our history. And the cent Tear there is very nice, it shows how they lived. It's amazing how big they are. I'll go back.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the site of the oldest city in North America. What's left of the city are various rectangular mounds the largest of which is tall enough to post lightning hazards during thunder storm. They were sophisticated enough to build tall mounds on a flat plain and a structure analogous to the Stonehenge. The "Woodhenge" has been recreated for visitors.... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great information on our past. Wonderful museum built and maintained by the state. The presentations and displays are first class. Don't miss this one Historic National Site.

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The ambience coming into the museum with the amazing doors is breathtaking. Once inside the museum you are greeted by volunteers. I love this museum because it is informative and takes donations. You can watch an informative movie that is 15 min long and have a guided tour. The view from Monks Mound is breathtaking!! It is a track of... More 

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a wonderful experience. The trails are well kept and the nature you see along the way iOS amazing. I walked the 6 miles path and loved it.

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Cicero, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Amazing History you get Pretty much all the Facts by watching the Movie. The staff Is Helpful but they wont come up to you and ask if you need any Information

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