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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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Nice museum but so-so site

Pros: museum is nice; the great view of St. Louis from Monks mound; paved walkways Con: random construction and development throughout the site. I would not go out of my way to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Pros: museum is nice; the great view of St. Louis from Monks mound; paved walkways Con: random construction and development throughout the site. I would not go out of my way to go back. The development surrounding the site really takes away from its beauty and value. For instance, the Woodhenge was adjacent to a construction site. It was ridiculously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I've been here 2 times. This is fascinating to me. Arguably North Americas first industrial urban city and the largest of its time 1500 years ago! The museum is first class and the grounds are so interesting. A walk up Monks mound unveils the complexity and size of this great historic area. You can even see the Arch in St... More 

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Dickinson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great for all ages. The best time to visit is early in the morning when it is cooler in the summer. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great place if you are interested in this.No charge to get in Lots of stairs to climb Would not roam around this area after dark. Quick access from the interstate

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I am so surprised this place isn't that well known. We went on a tour of the mounds and found it fascinating. 1,000 years ago this was a booming metropolis. We hiked to the top (there were about 135 steps) with my 4 kids ages (3-10). The tour guide was knowledgeable and offered a lot of insight on what happened... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I must have been drifting off in school when they taught about the early history of America because I don't remember having ever heard of the Cahokia Mounds. What a great facility. The museum is very well done. Even though you can walk through the site on your own, take the guided tour! The guides are very will informed and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I go to this place at least once a year because of all there is to see, do, and experience. The interpretive center on site is free and immersive. You really get to learn a lot about the people that once lived on the lands. The walking trails about the mounds are gorgeous, well-kept, and brimming at the edges with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

I like really old UNESCO world heritage sites. For example I went to see Caral in Peru rather than machu pichu because it was older. This place is old as it was inhabited from 700 to about 1200 AD. It was a bustling metropolis of 10 - 20,000 people from 1050 to 1200. These people built large mounds, the largest... More 

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I am a history teacher, so a trip to Cahokia Mounds State Park was a must since it was a short drive from our hotel in Collinsville. I enjoyed the museum and the movie, but my favorite thing was the view of the Arch from the top of Monk's Mound! I had no idea that there would be such a... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a great place for hiking and learning about local history. The trails are easy to maneuver and the view from the top of the mound is amazing!

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Additional Information about Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

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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