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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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