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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

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Stunning World Heritage Site - should be a must-see on any trip to the US!

If you have any interest in pre-Columbian North America, this site is a truly stunning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NigelS534
On top of the world

What a unique place to check a sunrise or sunset. Plenty of History in this town a great location... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on the way to visit cousins that live in the area and only had about 30 minutes in the museum and no time to explore the site. I would call this a hidden gem for folks visiting the St. Louis area andI...More

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

We are glad you at least got to spend a short time with us and want to come back. Thanks for your great review and letting others know about us--word of mouth is a great promoter! Yes, people should allow a minimum of 2 hours...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Very educational. The film was instructive, and the museum displays informative. The volunteer staff is very knowledgeable.

Thank Emil P
cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you had such a good experience here and learned a lot about this great prehistoric culture. Thanks for the great review and letting others know about us. We hope to see you back sometime.

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We learned so much in a very short time! The video gave a great overview and the guided tour was given by someone who grew up on the site before they realized what was there. It is an underrated gem 15 minutes from St. Louis.

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cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you had such a positive experience and that you are recommending us to others--this is grat promotion for us. Thanks for your excellent review

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I am so glad they have this museum and are preserving these mounds, there is no other place to properly learn about the Mississippians. Such an understudied population in American history, with important lessons to teach us about life on this continent pre-contact. So fascinating...More

Thank Cassandra M
cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much, we appreciate your remarks and review. This is an important part of the history of this country and we are glad you are willing to share your experience.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

A good place to stop to break up the monotony of travel and learn a bit of history about the native american indian in the midwest

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cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

WE certainly agree it is a great place to learn, through our exhibits and outside tour trails. Thanks for coming and giving us a great review.

Reviewed 2 August 2018

If you love history, or exploring things outside of the norm, go visit. It was very informative from the 15 min movie, the museum, and outside grounds. The outside grounds requires walking and stair climbing so be aware. You can see St Louis downtown area...More

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cahokiamounds, Public Relations Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the great review and sharing you experience with others. Hope to see you back again!

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19 May 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
6 August 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
8 January 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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