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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

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Address: 30 Ramey Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-7617
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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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Very interesting!

Stopped by with my buddy from Vietnam that knew I'm interested in history. Been to many small Indian Mounds in Florida but none that are to the scale this one is. Almost reminded... read more

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Key West, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped by with my buddy from Vietnam that knew I'm interested in history. Been to many small Indian Mounds in Florida but none that are to the scale this one is. Almost reminded me of some of the Aztec ruins in Mexico...only dirt not stone. Very nice visitor center with excellent displays. Many trails to walk also.

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Colleyville, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These mounds are very big and cover slot of acreage. My family and I viewed the video which is really nice. Afterwards there is a nice gallery that it puts you out to. To explore the museum itself, you probably need about an hour. The mounds themselves will probably need about an hour or more since they have a lot... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a unique site not only in the USA but in the world. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. There is not a lot to see, so an hour in the visitor centre (watch the various videos in the theatre before going out to the site) Then about an hour to walk round the site. Not a rainy... More 

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chicago
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If you're travelling in the US Heartland, you won't want to miss this important archeological site. It may not be easy to reach since it requires a car, but this you can arrange in nearby St. Louis just across the Mississippi River. As the website notes, in 1250 this was a city larger than London. Then, it mysteriously lost its... More 

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Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This site has an excellent museum of early American Indian culture. It has many artifacts which were found locally. There also is a walking trail which is an easy walk.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read a book about the archeological excavations at Cahokia Mounds and the history of the place. We've also been to Mesa Verde and other archeological sites, so we had some background for our visit. We were quite pleasantly surprised at the size and excellence of the Interpretive Center. It contains artifacts (both originals and copies), dioramas and written... More 

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Western Springs, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there as a large family group - 5 kids, 7 adult total. We saw the little informational video and walked around the museum area. After spending probably 45-60 minutes inside doing those things, we walked over to the big mound and climbed up. The kids had fun and ran around at the top for 15 minutes or so.... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The area where you see the film and learn about the people are nice but does not have enough information about the site. The actual mound is across the street. It is not wheelchair accessible and it is a very steep climb if you want to go up. Nice place to picnic

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Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I dragged my husband's family to see this UNESCO World Heritage Site while on a visit to St. Louis, having recently decided to visit as many of these as I can. The UNESCO plaque is hidden on the wall of awards leading into the display, but it is there for a quick picture. The display is interesting without being overwhelming... More 

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cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review-glad you and your family enjoyed your visit. For those planning a visit, although we are currently closed on Mondays, beginning Memorial Day 2017, we will be open 7 days a week throughout the summer. More 

Deer River, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect. We arrived early so the museum wasn't open. They had information outside showing where the mounds were located. We went to the Monk Mound ( which I think should have Cahokia Mound). We climbed to the top. It was enjoyable. Stations around the top explaining other mounds in the area. Local residents also use... More 

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cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you spread the word and come back to see us again. It was good to hear you were pleasantly surprised by our site and Interpretive Center. Starting Memorial Day we will be open 7 days a week throughout the summer months. More 

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