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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

30 Ramey Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-7617
+1 618-346-5160
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Largest pre-Columbian city north of Mexico

That's what caught my attention, written in a free magazine in the lobby of our hotel. We both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kitsaattheshore
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in NJ
Great view of the city from the top

Great place to walk. The paths are very easy. Now the steps to the top of the main mound is a bit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark1Rob
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Collinsville, IL
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A sophisticated Native American society of about 20,000 people that operated via a sun calendar and disappeared by 1400.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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30 Ramey Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-7617
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Reviewed 1 week ago

That's what caught my attention, written in a free magazine in the lobby of our hotel. We both found it very interesting, great displays in the interpretive center. Also a short film, giving more details & thoughts on the mystery of why the once thriving...More

Thank Kitsaattheshore
cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your excellent review and summary of what we have to offer here at Cahokia Mound. Glad you enjoyed your visit and sharing you experience with others

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to walk. The paths are very easy. Now the steps to the top of the main mound is a bit of a climb (stairs are in excellent shape) but it is an extraordinary view once you get their. Don't forget to visit woodhenge...More

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cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We do get a lot of people who come here to exercise on the 156 stairs to the top of 100-foot-high Monks Mound, as well as to walk or jog along our many interpretive trails. Be sure to visit the exihibits, movie, and gift shop...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the mounds with our pre-teen grandchildren. They enjoyed it and so did we. Very interesting and the exhibits were great. The open area to walk around the mounds on the trails was great exercise for all and very enjoyable. The view from the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to get exercise. I have not been there in so many years. Funny how life is that way. I like the view of the arch from the top of the mounds. I would enjoy a chance to return.More

Thank Nathan B
cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you for you fine review. We do get a number of people who come here to exercise on the 156 stairs to the top of Monks Mound, as well as hiking or jogging along our interpretive trails. Make sure you take the time to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see! Fantastic history well presented and staffed. Handicapped accommodating - but not climbing the large mound, thank you! Displays are laid out nicely with so much to see and learn. Walking trails AND areas to drive to and park to be...More

Thank Barb R
cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and gave us an excellent review. We hope to see you back again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to stop by here Sunday morning after the Indycar Race at Gateway Motorsports Park. What a gem this place is! Learned so much at the Visitors Center and the view of St. Louis from Monks Mound is fantastic! I would recommend anyone with an...More

Thank Mark W
cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thanks for your fine review and sharing it with others, and also for your donation. Yes, it does help with our operations.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am so glad to have been able to finally visit. I had seen pictures from years ago where a parking lot had bulldozed a section of Woodhenge, the Native American version of Stonehenge... but that was restored and now the structure lays in a...More

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cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your excellent review and summary of what we offer. As for real scale models, we would have a problem with vandalism and maintenance. We do have three sections of the stockade wall reconstructed in their original locations, as well as Woodhenge. Also, we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great interesting trip. Wonderful that this is a free exhi bit. The tour guide was really helpful and considers te of those on the tour and always stopped in shade to do his talks. We got lucky because it was a windy day. But plan...More

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cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments and we are glad you had great time here. Hope to see you back in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at Cahokia on the way to view the 2017 totality of the Solar Eclipse. It was a terribly hot day but the crowds were in good spirits. Normally, we would have walked around and explored some of the outdoor site (which includes the huge...More

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cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review and we hope to see you back again (when it is cooler)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only World Heritage Site in Illinois (and 23 in the USA). It is amazing. The next closest is Mammoth Caves. Monks Mound (largest mound) would be hard if you have a stroller but it isn't a terrible climb. The historic significants makes...More

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cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and were willing to share your information with others. Yes, 100-foot high Monks Mound would be a challenge for a stroller, with 156 stairs to the top, but the climb to the top is worth the visit and...More

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Jan W
August 5, 2017|
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Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
Only the mounds are original. The visitor has recreations of what they think things would have been like.
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JoAnn P
January 7, 2017|
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Response from cahokiamounds | Property representative |
Our open-close schedule for the Interpretive Center does change periodically, depending on budget and staffing. Currently we are now open 6 days a week, closed on Mondays. For the summer months it looks like we will be open... More
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Kelly H
July 5, 2016|
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Response from Matthew C | Reviewed this property |
That is a tough question to answer, but I will try. The short answer is three hours, but that is really too short. The museum alone will need most of an hour that you can break up with the video that is another half. That... More
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