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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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Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the ipod guided tour. You walk a lot but it is well worth it. I saw old and young alike. Even some handicapped people slowly made it up the many steps. Don't let all the steps discourage you. Take your time, stop when you have to, the view form up there is nice. You can see all... More

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Prairie Village
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed going through the visitors center, there was so much to see and read about. The introductory movie is a must see for those of us not still in school, to me it was very informative but my high school daughter didn't find it quite so amazing. The exhibits are done fairly well but they could use a... More

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Noble, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The visitor center has a really good display of artifacts found here. The largest mound has steps so that you can go to the top. This was a really neat stop and only minutes outside of St Louis.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My family and I really liked this site. The visitor's center is a great interpretive tool. I recommend watching the movie (though it sounds a bit like a replay of my World Civ professor's lectures) and taking your time through the exhibits. We spent about an hour going through the museum and the gift shop and talking to the staff... More

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Haslett, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We planned to spend an afternoon here on the front end of our vacation westward. We stayed the night in town, and visited Cahokia Mounds the next day before hitting the road again. What an amazing experience! My wife, two younger children, and myself loved this place! We cannot recommend it more strongly for anyone that has an opportunity to... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The site offers both a very well laid out museum and a many acres of lovely grounds with over a hundred ancient mounds left behind by Native Americans. The museum has enough interesting content to occupy several hours, and the mounds themselves are also deserving of a lot of exploring. Make a special point to check out Monk's Mound, on... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a very interesting site. It's worth you time. There is no admission charge, although they do ask for a donation. Start off with the short film before you enter the exhibits. The grounds are open and are easy access. Climbing to the top off the mound is a little difficult if you are not so mobile buy take... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you are old enough to remember National Lampoon's Vacation you may remember how scary it can be east of the river. Like anywhere else, "the metro east" has nice areas and rough areas, but it's also home to a very interesting and underrated historic site in Cahokia. The state park has an interpretative center with excellent information to introduce... More

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St. Louis, MO
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Took advantage of a Groupon and were happy we did. We took the self guided tour with an iPod and thought they did a great job in explaining the history of the Indian people's lives and culture . The museum is very well displayed and think most kids over 10 would understand most of it. There is a fair bit... More

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Maroa, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Cahokia Mounds has been preserved for everyone to experience the life of early Mississippian dwellers. Visitor center has artifacts that have been collected from the surrounding area. Informative video presentation, displays of how these people lived.

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