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Albany Mounds State Historic Site

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Biked through on the Great River Trail

Nice place. Since we were biking through we made a pit stop here for water and bathroom break. The... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2015
David S
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Not for the faint of heart

Not much to see in late summer. If you visit the mounds they are hard to distinguishes this park... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2016
Palatine, Illinois
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Nov 15, 2016
“Not for the faint of heart”
Nov 8, 2016
“"One of the most important archaeological sites in Illinois"”
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Cherry Street and 12th Avenue, Albany, IL 61230
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

Not much to see in late summer. If you visit the mounds they are hard to distinguishes this park is kept very natural. Please bring bug spray or you will be eaten alive, also water on a hot day.. The path around is an hour...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Why is the Albany Mounds State Historic State considered more important than the more celebrated Cahokia Mounds located near Collinsville, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis? Because it is older. It dates to the Middle Woodland Period, commonly referred to as the Hopewell...More

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed May 8, 2016

Great site to visit if you can walk and hike. The mounds trail is over 2 miles through uneven ground but you will get close enough to the mounds to touch them. Self guided with informative signs. Be mindful of ticks as some of the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Mindy L
Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Nice place. Since we were biking through we made a pit stop here for water and bathroom break. The trail was really pretty

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank David S
Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Albany Mounds Historical Site contains many mounds where Native Americans lived in the Hopewell culture and buried their dead. There is a small parking lot and entrance at the Northeast corner of the site. The path through the mounds is accessed from the Albany...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank IA_Hawks
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