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Dickson Mounds Museum

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excellent collection of Indian artifacts

We were in the area while birding at Emiquon and saw the sign for Dickson Mounds Museum. Not knowng... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ted F
Much more than I expected

I expected this to be a tiny, local museum; in truth it does focus on the local, central Illinois... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2017
Pekin, Illinois
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Dickson Mounds is one of the nation's top archaeological museums.
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Lewistown, IL 61542
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the area while birding at Emiquon and saw the sign for Dickson Mounds Museum. Not knowng what to expect, we went to it. Wow is all I can say about the huge collection of Indian artifacts and exhibits. It was definitely worth...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ted F
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Although not as good as it was when I first visited it over forty years ago, it's still interesting and provides a unique look at history.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank John S
Reviewed July 15, 2018

It has taken me years to understand that not only desert dwellers of the pre-Columbus US left their marks. The mounds in the central and southern and south/eastern US are exciting to discover because they're in full view if you know how to look for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Colona1988
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We saw the sign and thought hey why not! It was ok - lots of stuff to see, it had a lot of artifacts to look at, some neat things to see...these type of things are just not really my thing. It's out in he...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Kristina M
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Great place to learn about the ancient Native Americans who lived in Southern Illinois 1,000+ years ago. Great story-telling exhibits and fascinating artifacts, plus a spiritual tribute to those who were buried here.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank LynnFishe
Reviewed May 2, 2017

The Dickson Mounds Museum was erected in 1972 on the site of Dickson Mounds, a Native American settlement and burial ground complex near Lewistown, Illinois. Located on a low bluff overlooking the Illinois River, the museum describes the life cycles and culture of Native Americans...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed April 9, 2017

This place is great for kids and adults alike. Free admission and easy parking and picnic areas. If you are interested in Native Americans, check out this museum. If you have kids, they will love the play area inside the museum and the exhibits along...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Andrew J
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

I expected this to be a tiny, local museum; in truth it does focus on the local, central Illinois natives but has stuff regarding cultures from across North America. It's a three story building where you start at the top and it put everything in...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank mrmattkoster
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Once a great place to visit and learn about local and regional history is now little more then an after thought that is ignored by most. It has fallen into terrible disrepair and the exhibits need cleaned and refreshed. Used to have a real nice...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Toddsbc383
Reviewed November 8, 2016 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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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