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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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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We travelled from England with the intention of visiting Cahokia and we were not disappointed. We wish more people knew of this amazing site and it's history. The interpretive centre is world class and can easily absorb a half day. A great experience.

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Black Rock, Arkansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This indian burial grounds has been a large attraction for decades. They have a multi-million $$ cultural center that is so informative and you can climb the mounds.

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Florissant, Missouri
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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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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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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204 helpful votes 204 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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