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Address: Lewistown, IL 61542
Phone Number: +1 309-547-3721
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Dickson Mounds is one of the nation's top archaeological museums.

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Was here when I was a kid, before the remains were forced to be covered. My boyfriend was here for a visit, and I thought this would be something different to do. It's a very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here when I was a kid, before the remains were forced to be covered. My boyfriend was here for a visit, and I thought this would be something different to do. It's a very educational and moving experience. Very interesting to see all of the Indian artifacts. Would recommend this place to everyone.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

A truly moving place, the burial site of the tribes that lived in the Mississippi valley. the digs have been cover by court order, but the exhibits are still worth the trip. Several movies tell the history of the area and the people who once lived there. Artifacts of the way of life, very well done and a very good... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful building with much strong information. Unfortunately it was marred by a couple of problems. Apparently there was a mound within walking distance but we could not find it. When we asked a woman at the front desk, she seemed unable to answer. As a result we don't know if we missed out or not. Additionally, the... More 

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Keokuk, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Very historical and interesting. A self guided tour that tells what life was like when the Indians lived there.

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East Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Budget cuts had forced the closure of Dickson Musuem but luckily for us it reopened recently. It houses a treasure trove of Native American artifacts and show cases life as they lived it. The museum has a picnic area for families. The drive along the scenic wetlands of Illinois river and the Emiquon, Rice Lake Nature Parks is very pleasant.... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

This used to be a great place to spend an hour or two learning and relaxing while looking at the scenery. The surrounding area is great landscape along with the Emiquon area. Unfortunately it is now Closed! CLOSED!

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Hallsville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

I found this museum by accident while driving the Illinois River scenic byway. It was almost the highlight of that trip. My wife is a bigger history buff than I so I brought her here a few months later. She appreciated its thoroughness. We were sorry to hear that it was scheduled to close about a week later due to... More 

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

Sadly we went on the last day before budget cuts are closing. We sure hope this is temporary. The museum had so much information regarding the history of Illinois from a geological perspective as well as learning about the influence of the Native Americans in the area. The grounds around the museum are beautiful and worth leaving extra time to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2014

It had been awhile since I visited Dickson Mounds and I was in the area so I gave it another look. I arrived during a weekday afternoon in October so I pretty much had it all to myself. You start at the top of three floors and work your way down. The museum tells the story of the river valley... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2014

This museum concentrates on the story of the native peoples who lived in the Illinois river valley. They have a lot of artifacts and cover a lot of information. But the organization of the information could be better. A film is offered on the third floor. The narrator never breaks the metronome beat and never has any inflection in her... More 

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