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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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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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Beautiful place, great history, knowledgeable staff, excellent learning opportunity!

Having read about Cahokia Mounds in school, I thought this would make an interesting stop for my teen sons and I on our road trip through the area. I was right. We arrived in... read more

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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having read about Cahokia Mounds in school, I thought this would make an interesting stop for my teen sons and I on our road trip through the area. I was right. We arrived in bad weather so we weren't able to explore all the trails and mounds available, but we still had a good learning experience about the Mississippian Culture... More 

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Collinsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anyone who is interested in the Indian culture will love this place.The museum is very impressive! There are also great hiking trails. You must go to the top of Monks Mound! Great view!

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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Free to enter and learn about a civilization that is now extinct. Their culture, ways, and artifacts. There's a museum, I max feature, & gift shop. Across the street there's even a mound "you" can climb. Same mound the natives were on so many years ago.

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Thank deCastro2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So much history in Cahokia that many don't take the time to learn about. The CM historical site is so educational and interesting. The movie is great and the hike to Monks Mound is worth it! Don't forget to visit the gift shop. Unique items including those made by American Indians.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Doing the steps are great exercise, but there are trails behind the museum that are wonderful. Deer are everywhere and not scared of humans and we like to go birding there. Lots to look at.

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a site that can take you at least 3 or4 hours if you have the time and interest. There is a beautiful building full of interesting exhibits for you to view and peruse. There are also trails for you to walk and experience what you've just read about and visualize what it must have been like way back... More 

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Cynthiana, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! Visitor's center was amazing! From the detailed exhibits, the Native American artwork and history. Everyone was extremely helpful & informative. I highly recommend this historical site. The mounds are absolutely amazing. Hard to believe a primitive people could construct them.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great realistic, museum. Great artifacts, great movie, great docents. Has a recommended donation for admission. Very informative for a time period/location that is missing historical proof. Recommend it for all ages. Although Monk's Mound requires many stairs, even those unable to manage stairs will enjoy the rest of the offerings at the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped over while driving through town, it was about 10 minutes off the interstate, pretty easy access. Excellent visitor center and film. Museum display was very extensive and very well presented. there is also a gift shop and cafe. the Monks mound has a nice view from the top as well. I was surprised to find out it is... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an astounding find just inside the Illinois/Missouri State lines. A mere 30 minutes or less from St. Louis. Rising from the flat grasslands, these unexpected mounds capture your imagination. The flagship mound, "Monks", gives you a heart healthy workout as you climb the 144 steps to the top. Bring a bottle of water and wear supportive walking shoes. The... More 

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