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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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Aloha everyone, just back from a quick work trip to Saint Louis with two female coworkers, both of whom had never been to STL before, so I wound up the tour guide/guy which was ok... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Aloha everyone, just back from a quick work trip to Saint Louis with two female coworkers, both of whom had never been to STL before, so I wound up the tour guide/guy which was ok because it's in my nature anyway. In any case, as part of one weekend day's agenda that included the Arch and the Brewery, I suggested... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I'm a US History teacher and I learned so much here. Visitors begin with a 15 minute film with general information about the Cahokia mounds and the Mississippian civilization which is considered from around 750-1250AD. The film is followed by a walk around the interpretive museum. The highlight for me was the guided walking tour of the site with an... More 

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League City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was build by native Americans centuries ago, one basket of dirt at a time. It is an amazingly large pile of dirt. I was here years ago, but it seems to be a different place now. It is itself, but is also has some things around the edge to help understand and appreciate what can be seen.

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

They've redone the orientation AV but still true to the original form. The exhibits have held up over time, a credit to the quality of the design and the disciplined approach to the story. A must see that most of the folks in St Louis don't see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you want to educate your youngsters, buy them things, and then tucker them out this is the place to go. You should bring a lunch and something to drink so you can have an outside picnic. Do go in and see the exhibits, the video, and the gift shop before traipsing outside. This is like having an Aztec city... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Really cool mounds with nice walking trails. There's shaded areas and benches for resting. Definitely stop at the interpretive center with gift shop and cafe. The center has some great artifacts and recreations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Cahokia Mounds is the truly awe inspiring site of the largest prehistoric native civilization North of Mexico. The mound builders settled here, near the mighty Mississippi, which was just as important to them as it is to us. This is in the Illinois metro St. Louis area. There's not much else to do in the immediate area, but please don't... More 

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Saint George
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you are a history buff - this is a great stop! I specifically wanted to here because it was at one time one of the largest pre-European settlement in North America. The mounds are impressive and the views are great from the top. The museum is very good with some very nice exhibits as to how life was back... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Just 10 minutes from downtown St. Louis this is a must see World Heritage site. . .the largest native American archaeological site north of Mexico and home to some 70 Indian Mounds. Really nice welcome center with museum and award winning introductory film and well marked trails and paths to see the various mounds. Monk's Mound, the largest in American... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is one of the most impressive historical sites between Chicago and New Orleans. When you learn the extent of the Indian civilization that was once located here, and when you see Monk's Mound, you will be thrilled that you visited this place. It is one of the few World Heritage sites in North America not under the control of... More 

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Additional Information about Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Address: Address: 30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone Number: 618-346-5160
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Collinsville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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