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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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+1 618-346-5160
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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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Historic Marvel

This site is a grand mark of Pre-Columbian civilization. The museum is a great & informative place to learn about the history of Cahokian culture & all about the mounds that the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This site is a grand mark of Pre-Columbian civilization. The museum is a great & informative place to learn about the history of Cahokian culture & all about the mounds that the Mississippians created.

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Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really, I would give the museum 6 stars if I could. As commented by many others, the museum is fantastic. It is designed to appease visitors of different ages, interest levels, and knowledge background. They tout the main movie (it received an international documentary award), but the newer documentary in the back left end of the museum was much more... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice museum with interactive displays. Mounds are close to parking lot. Short movie gives good explanation of the area history. Important part of Early America, 900 - 1250 A.D. Free, donation optional. Café on grounds. Close to St. Louis and easily accessible by hwy. Kid friendly.

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Maryville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing site is close to Downtown St. Louis located on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. In addition to the burial mounds. there is a wonderful museum that traces the 3000 year history of this area with wonderful exhibits. There is also a gift shop that offers Native American jewelry and books.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your idea of civilization in North American begins at 1492, the historians and archeologists at Cahokia Mounds have something to show you. This site is a short drive from bustling St. Louis. Similar to Stonehenge, the site sprawls across a state highway. It includes a huge central mound which once housed a temple and administrative center. A dozen more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this ancient city is an incredible reminder of the history that has been buried underneath. not a lot is known about the civilization that existed here but the information presented allows you to fill in the missing pieces..

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Marion, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in Southern Illinois yet knew little about the Mississippian people and culture. Has a nice visitors' center but the best part is climbing the mounds. Combines learning with exercise.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The facility is clean and kept up very well. The center has many interesting features. There is a movie that documents the rise and fall of that civilization.

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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating look at the early Mississippian Indians who built an amazing city. Excellent displays in the interpretive center with a very good video overview. A number of easy trails through the remains. Signage could be improved on trails. With no charge please make a donation to support this important site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

With a useless degree in archaeology, but a passion still in my heart, this was a site that always sat in the back of my mind as a must visit. And I / we were not disappointed. It's got great interpretation behind it, and the site truly is mind blowing. Be aware that some is the larger site is under... More 

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