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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

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Great historic area

The things you don't know, this area had some amazing historic things to teach. Fun walking paths... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bgskyman
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Round Lake, Illinois
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The Largest Pre-Columbian settlement site in US territory

Anyone curious about North America in the Pre-European settlement era must visit this site. On the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gabriel H
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Bellaire, Texas
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A sophisticated Native American society of about 20,000 people that operated via a sun calendar and disappeared by 1400.
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30 Ramey Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-7617
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The things you don't know, this area had some amazing historic things to teach. Fun walking paths and lots of areas to explore. Great history lessons in a really quiet area.

Thank bgskyman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone curious about North America in the Pre-European settlement era must visit this site. On the World Heritage List kept by UNESCO, this collection of large earth mounds represents the vestiges of a large community, estimated to exceed 20,000 inhabitants at its peak around the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extensive & informative visitor center with diorama of the mound site as it would have looked at the time of native occupation. Nice walking tour of the mounds including the largest, Monk's mound.

Thank stuallen2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cahokia Mounds are a World Heritage Site that merit visiting if you are in the Saint Louis Mo area, just over the river in Illinois. Just make sure you either like Mexican food a lot, bring a picnic, or are willing to go up...More

Thank tbird169
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing site with a beautiful interpretive center, informative short movie, and helpful staff. Plan to spend at least a few hours here and be sure to walk up Monks Mound. I am so glad we made the trip here. If you are...More

Thank JeanineD_11
cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your great review and encouraging others to experience our site. Hope to see you back again!

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Having driven by the signs for this site, we finally decided to stop in and were delighted with the results. It's hard to imagine what life was like in 1100 ad but it was more surprising to learn that the largest population in America at...More

Thank kasotatim
cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

We appreciate your great review and glad you had a good experience here. Thanks for sharing with others and letting more people know about Cahokia Mounds.

Reviewed September 11, 2018

If you have any interest in pre-Columbian North America, this site is a truly stunning archaeological site, both for its significance as a culture and civilization, and for the quality of the archaeology that has been done on the site. The Interpretive Centre was extremely...More

1  Thank NigelS534
cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for your "stunning" review and sharing your experience with others. Hopefully that will encourage more people to come and experience Cahokia. We do get over 300,000 visitors a year from all 50 states and about 80...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

What a unique place to check a sunrise or sunset. Plenty of History in this town a great location to check out you will get an unbelievable view .More

Thank Timothy M
cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Indeed, there are great views from the top of 100-foot-high Monks Mound, not only for sunrises and sunsets, but all day, and the ground level views from the interpretive trails are also impressive. If you really like sunrises, we do observations of the solstices and...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Museum is a huge with many displays and so much information. The film gave a detailed account of the history of the site. Gift shop has an array of quality items including many books on a vast array of...More

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cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

We appreciate your great review and summary of what we have to offer. We agree that people should spend at least and hour to an hour and a half in the exhibits, visit the gift shop, take more time to walk the interpretive trails--one could...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Walking up the Mound is a favorite activity, but the museum is very interesting with great presentation of the history of the area, plus you can take some nice little hikes. Good place to spend an afternoon.More

Thank tamarar25
cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

We do get a lot of people that come here to exercise by walking the 156 stairs to the top of 100-foot-high Monks Mound, or walking our interpretive trails after visiting the museum. There is something for all levels of interest. Thanks for your excellent...More

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May 18, 2018|
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Response from Audubon69 | Reviewed this property |
Several hiking trails but I don’t recall seeing anyone biking. However I believe St. Louis has a biking trail that goes for several miles that is near where Lewis and Clark started their voyage of discovery. Google should... More
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Jan W
August 5, 2017|
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Response from cahokiamounds | Property representative |
Just saw your question. As the other responders noted, no giant skeletons or copper armor have been found here. The tallest burial was about 6 feet, most were shorter. The only copper thus far found has been small ornaments... More
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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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