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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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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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1400 yrs old? Biggest archaeological site in the US? Worth the stop.

Oftentimes priceless treasures are not presented glitzy ads or commercials. If you or your family require attractions with more flashing lights and disney-style... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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St.Louis region
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St.Louis region
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Oftentimes priceless treasures are not presented glitzy ads or commercials. If you or your family require attractions with more flashing lights and disney-style entertainment... then maybe keep looking. However, as a historical/ archaeological site, this cannot be missed. It's free. There is a museum, huge grounds, walking trails, and frequently active digs. Plus, where else in the US can you... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting historic site. We walked up the steps of Monks Mound. Peaceful place. The largest archaeological preserve in the USA

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Thank Lindsay F
Collinsville, Illinois
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit, both interesting and educational with a bit of fun thrown in. First of all the the staff is very knowledgable and helpful. The museum is top quality and designed so you can move at your own pace as you explore the artifacts. The trip to the mounds is very scenic, and as you... More 

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Thank Ronald B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If visitors had a day in St. Louis, I would take the them here before anything else (Arch included). Admittedly it's in Illinois, but it's nearer to downtown STL than many attractions. The modest but well done visitor center is extremely informative without being excessive. Then, the chance to go outside and climb the mounds makes it one of those... More 

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Thank Paul M
Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exciting and thought provoking visit with a view of the past and an exciting educational opportunity for the kids.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Hard to believe this was once the largest city of First Nation people in North America, It has great museum and you walk or drive to most of the sites. You can do most all of it in an hour or so. If you like history or Native Cultures, make sure to stop here.

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Whether it's raining or not you can enjoy this attraction. The museum and visitor's center is across the street from the climbing 'mound'. Take your time going through the visitor's center it is very interesting. When you ready for some exercise drive across the street and park at the mound for climbing. Don't forget to take pictures when you get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It's easy to spend 1-2 hours here -- the exhibits are interesting and the movie gives a good perspective of the people who lived here a thousand years ago. A lot of the information was surprising; who ever would've guessed there was such a comprehensive civilization in North America that long ago?

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you live in Illinois you should visit Cahokia Mounds. I'm not going to write your history lesson here, just make sure you visit this place!

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Liberty, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Cahokia Mounds is located just east of St. Louis. It is a national historical site and a world heritage site. As you enter the grounds, you start with the visitors center. There is a short film that tells the story of Cahokia, but the real treat is the exhibits themselves. The exhibits are arranged in sets; life, culture, farming, medicine,... More 

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