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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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Great day of learning with the family!

The visitor center has amazing exhibits which educate the visitor on the life of the Mississippian people. A 10-15 minute movie is shown in the theatre about every 30 minutes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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St. Louis, Missouri
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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The visitor center has amazing exhibits which educate the visitor on the life of the Mississippian people. A 10-15 minute movie is shown in the theatre about every 30 minutes. This was a great start to our visit. After the overview we slowly worked our way though the exhibits which range from life size scenes from a village to looping... More 

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Fujisawa, Japan
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Less than 10 miles from the St. Louis Arch, the Cahokia Mounds is a state park that I always take out of town visitors with at least college educations to. The mounds were built by native Americans and are what is left of a city that peaked at 20 thousand people in the 13th century, the largest city to have... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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61 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Walk from the visitor's center to get the full effect of this mighty site including the massive Monk's Mound and climb to the top of it also. Then be sure to go through the interpretive center's exhibit's to learn more about the mounds, the woodhenge and the people who built them. This is a wonderful prehistoric site that should be... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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58 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing. I could have spent all day going through the museum and exploring the site. The museum itself is beautiful with very informative displays and dioramas. When I visited, part of the museum was closed for repairs, but it was still so much more than I expected. The staff at the museum are also great. They were... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Facinating history of the people who lived here 1000 years ago. Very nice museum, short documentry wonderful displays, I live here and still visit often.

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Bethalto, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I went out of curiosity. This is a underutilized site. Few people realize that a historic site of this magnitude is only a few miles from St. Louis. This is a must see if you are into early history. There are other sites in the area that has a lot of early American history also. I don't think smaller children... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect from a bunch of burial mounds but arrived and was pleasantly surprised at the visitors center.. Very well done scenes of the occupants from the period and thorough descriptions of the purpose of the mounds, and the history of the ancient civilization that once lived here..

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Dubuque, Iowa
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I still cannot believe that a site so large could be so easily missed by people driving north in Illinois from St. Louis! Cahokia Mounds is about five minutes of the highway and advertised only once. To miss it is to miss seeing the remains of one of the largest ancient cities in North America. You're into it before you... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

State of the art interpretive center. Few people know that this town was bigger than London in the 1200s. Good explanations for why it thrived, but why did it disappear? Great that all the acreage is protected.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

nice place to get up close & personal with local history. you see were it really happened both inside & outside exhibits.

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