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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL 62234
618-346-5160
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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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Maryville, IL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent site to visit if you are into indians and other civilizations that existed prior to the "white mans" time on this earth.

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Woking, Surrey
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40 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The information center was about to close when we got there but the very kind staff let us look round and even arranged for the film to be run again for us to see! Excellent informative center and then you can explore all the outside area in your own time. Free entry but they ask for donations and its well... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

The Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville IL was really interesting. The museum had facts on stuff that had been found in the area. Interesting facts on life of the city. I recommend watching the movie (15 minutes) then going through the museum and then out to mounds themselves. The Monk's mound is the highest and there are steps to the top... More

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Buckey State
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I visited in the winter months so wasn't able to explore around outside as much as I would have liked, but this is a must see for anyone interested in early America. The have a very nice museum and it is donations only to explore.

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Salem, IN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

These mounds were far more impressive that we thought they would be. They had several mounds 25 to 30 ft tall. There are 10 miles of trails that we did not have time to explore much. It was also cold and windy. One of the neatest places I've visited. Their education center had very informative displays and was well done.

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Springfield, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I look forward to going back when its is warmer, and greener. The Cahokia Mounds site is beautiful even when the leaves are gone. I walked the 10 mile hiking route and greatly enjoyed communing with nature and the mounds. Monk's Mound, is awe inspiringly huge! It looks over a great stretch ofmthe american bottoms, and must have been inspirational... More

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A very interesting experience that was inexpensive. You can walk the trails and climb to the top of the largest mound. There is a long stairway to the top so if your out of shape too bad you may not want to go up. The museum is good and staff was friendly. They have tours and a theater that teaches... More

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Collinsville, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The site was home to Native Americans (the Mississippians) thousands of years ago. The mounds are amazing and the cultural center explains all about the civilization that was there. It excellently presented.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It truly was fascinating to understand the lives of a long lost civilization. Visitors should be prepared to walk quite a bit. The main exhibit building will take an hour or so to get through. This is a great place to get your exercise or let kids and grandkids rip and run as the outside portion of the property is... More

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San Francisco, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We came to the mounds on a Tuesday, well aware that the interpretive center would be closed. We had a nice time just looking at the mounds, but felt that it was only interesting after we read about the history behind the mounds. Be sure to climb to the top of Monk's Mound, as this was the highlight of the... More

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