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Dickson Mounds Museum

Lewistown, IL 61542
+1 309-547-3721
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Historical treasure in a scenic locale

Budget cuts had forced the closure of Dickson Musuem but luckily for us it reopened recently. It... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
Gauri M
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East Peoria, Illinois
HIstory

This used to be a great place to spend an hour or two learning and relaxing while looking at the... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
Toddsbc383
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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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Dickson Mounds is one of the nation's top archaeological museums.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“picnic area” (4 reviews)
“burial site” (3 reviews)
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Lewistown, IL 61542
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Reviewed 19 July 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...More

Thank Gauri M
Reviewed 18 February 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!

Thank Toddsbc383
Reviewed 14 February 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...More

Thank grouch0
Reviewed 2 October 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...More

1  Thank ColoradoJojo
Reviewed 5 November 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...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 5 November 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...More

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 28 August 2014

I stopped by for an hour on a recent Sunday afternoon. Small Illinois State Museum (with 3 floors though) providing discovery and reflection on early inhabitants of the Illinois R Valley from “Ice-Age Hunters to tribal groups of the 19th century.” The museum has the...More

1  Thank Hwy41
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I realize I am flying in the face of previous reviews but frankly, I can't imagine this being worth most peoples time. Visited many years ago when burial area was viewable-realize this was a sore point with native peoples and it was resolved in their...More

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This a relativley small museum that can be covered in a few hours. They always have special events planned, from Mom and tot play days on Thur mornings to Indian camp weekends. It is located a few miles from the Amiquon wetland restoration area where...More

Thank Radine K
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Dickson Mounds is a great place to visit, not only for historians but also for persons just moderately interested. Plenty of activities for children, and the burial site is suitably eerie and somewhat respectful, although the recorded narration is a bit over the top (do...More

2  Thank lcar4000
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