Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville

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At Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, learn all about the city of Native Americans that developed and disappeared hundreds of years before Colonists arrived in America. When Cahokia reached its population peak in the 13th century, it had more inhabitants than London. The city disappeared by 1400 BCE, though, and the large mounds--the biggest of which stands 30 m (100 ft) high, 290 m (951 ft) long, and 255 m (836 ft) wide and covers 5.6 hectares (13.8 acres)--are all that remain at this UNESCO World Heritage site. Before touring the site, head into the museum and interpretive center to learn about the city's history and its culture and to see artifacts, such as stone, bone and shell artifacts used both in religious ceremonies and daily life. Make Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site a part of your Collinsville vacation plans using our Collinsville route planning site .
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  • If you are in the St Louis area, or plan to be, this is an amazing spot to stop! It's a State Historic site, National Historic site, and World Heritage Site! At its peak Cahokia Mounds was a community...  more »
  • Spent 1.5 hours here, which was plenty of time to see the 15 min video, to tour the interactive museum, and climb Monk Mound. Parking is free and easy, and the entry fee is by donation. Good for kids ...  more »
  • Very interesting, nice museum. Also a lot of deer in the area late in the afternoon before the sun goes down.  more »
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  • I must say Cahokia mounds is so interesting and educational. I spent at least 2 hours exploring the museum, trails and just bumming around. I really enjoyed learning about Cahokia and learning their life style and such. Very informative and a great place to take a child, teenager or adult to learn something new and explore the area. I definately plan on going again cause lets face it, it's a large area to explore and I'd like to explore other areas near the mounds. So much to see. May you enjoy this beautiful place as much as i did.
  • Go visit if your driving by. Interpretive Centre is closed on Mondays after October by you can still walk the grounds. Relatively unknown to the general public this is the remains of a great 1000 year old culture and society. Mound Builders. Big mounds of incredible proportions.
  • If you have some our free to spend with your partner or family this is a great stop in a sunny day. You have a great view from the top, the 178 steps are easier to climb than you expect and the museum offer you a detailed experience and lesson about the local history of the area. If you stop herein a day with a local market you can find great inspiration for your presents!
  • It is a wonderful place to take a stroll in the evening. It's very peaceful place to see deer and other wildlife. Always a beautiful sunset to enjoy. Let's not forget the museum, it offers many ways to learn about the Indians who once settled in our area. Great place for a family outing.
  • This is a really neat place to visit. There are a lot of trails to walk and occasionally there are events going on to check out. The mounds are a fun trip to climb up and the view from the large mound is worth the climb. They also have a very nice museum there to check out.

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