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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, Cultural
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Owner 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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Savoy, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I visited with my 9-year old daughter, & we both found the Mounds interesting. I didn't realize how large the settlement was until we got there. Standing atop Monks Mound gives a fantastic overview of the area. The museum is wonderful, offering a movie & exhibits to help you understand how the people lived at Cahokia.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This World Heritage site shows the memories of a largely forgotten civilization of North-American earth-pyramid builders. While many people know about the pyramids in Mexico and central America, it is not widely known that even in North America there were highly developed societies in pre-Columbian times. The Earth-Mounds in this cite show what remained of a whole city of one... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is one of 22 or 23 World Heritage Sites in the USA and definitely worth a visit. The interpretive center is extremely well done and the equal of any we have seen elsewhere. The movie should be seen first, if possible. then tour the Center. The Center opens at 9 am and the grounds open at 8 am for... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

plan to spend several hours. Tour the museum first. Helps you better understand the life that existed there. Amazing!! It is a lot of walking.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great site! It is also a World Heritage Site! I live less than 5 miles from this attraction. I've watched many improvements over the years and it has become a world class attraction. So much to learn and so much to admire. It's a must see when you're in the St. Louis area.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A beautiful historic site.. Love that this has been preserved for all to see and experience.. All the history there, a great destination for a mini trip like we did or a stop over while traveling. The view from the top of Monks Mound is awesome, you can see St. Louis and the Arch as well as Wood Henge.. Just... More

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Chicago, IL
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This prehistoric site is an Illinois World Heritage site and a National Historic Landmark. It is done right with a well-designed interpretive center, a professional staff, a gift shop that offers a nice selection of Native American made jewelry and a large assortment of books and well-maintained grounds. A visit to Cahokia is an amazing experience to see Illinois as... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The State of Illinois has done a remarkable job at the Cahokia Mounds. Fantastic interpretive center and very knowledgeable staff make this a unique and must see sight.

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Chicago, Illinois
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531 reviews 531 reviews
204 attraction reviews
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I lived in Collinsville, Illinois, and commuted to Saint Louis five days a week to work at the Globe-Democrat--and I never visited historic Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in all of the three years that I was living only a few miles down the road. But I got to thinking about Cahokia when we were vacationing in Natchez, Mississippi, and... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have been here twice and loved it both times! Everything is free all the way down to the parking. Donations are accepted! The view from the top of monk mound is amazing! Gift shop is reasonably priced and all the staff are friendly. Museum is wonderful and lifelike. Even a little cafe to get a snack. Great place to... More

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