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“Pretty Cool”

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
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Owner description: A sophisticated Native American society of about 20,000 people that operated via a sun calendar and disappeared by 1400.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

I was really impressed with the indoor wax museum. I thought that was pretty cool. There's not too much to really see outside expect the one largest mound. I enjoyed it for a nice hike on a beautiful day and to learn the history. Lots of reading.

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

It took me almost three years in the St. Louis area to find out about this great historic site only a few miles outside of downtown St. Louis. The manmade mounds are very impressive, and I truly enjoyed the view of St. Louis from Monks Mound. The area is pretty large and you can walk around for a couple of hours to explore everything. It is worthwhile to discover all of the small mounds, and there is a small forest on the site that is great for a walk.

The accompanying museum is free of admission, but they highly appreciate donations. The exhibition is very informing, and they also show a movie and have free guided tours available. Cahokia Mounds is a great daytime activity on a sunny day, but it can get windy upon Monks Mound, so dress accordingly and wear flat shoes.

Thank Romilovestotravel
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was our first time to the mounds and it was pretty cool. You definitely have to visit the interpretive center before going on a walk about to understand and get a full appreciation of what you are looking at. This is a wonderful afternoon trip with an amazing view from the Monks Mound. The trip to get there is a little shady...can't believe an amazing historical place is so close to the run down part of Collinsville. I also had to explain to my kids why the women in in the display at the interpretive center were not wearing any tops. This was not a big deal..just if you have smaller children be prepared to answer that question. There is also no admission fee but a donation box with suggested donation rates.

Thank Tonya213
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Visited the Cahokia Indian Mounds and Center on Sunday, April 21st. Went by mistake to the town to the south of East St. Louis first. Then got the correct directions to the site in Collinsville, IL, northeast of St. Louis and East St. Louis. Had been in St. Louis for a conference.
The Indian Mounds are a wonder to see. That the Native Americans could build such structures by hand prior to contact with Europeans was eye-opening. The exhibits in the Museum brought the Indian history to life.
This was a side trip that was well worth it for myslef and traveling companions.

Thank daDA144
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

A little hard to say enough nice things about the place. Only a grade school child or a hardcore professsional archeologist can fully appreciate this startling interpretive center. The actual mounds are in the same class as the Egyptian Pyramids or Great Wall of China: a Unesco World Heritage Site. Visit the mounds on a sunny day. See the interpretive center in the rain. Check seasonal hours. Take an expert or a kid.

Thank MissPriss234
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