Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville

4.7
#1 of 6 in Things to do in Collinsville
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 .
Create an itinerary including Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
map
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
646 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • We are currently studying Mississippian culture. After checking out the artifacts in the St. Louis art museum, we stopped by Cahokia--truly amazing. They have recreated a portion of the ancient city i...  more »
  • I should say, the mounds are a mustsee when you visit the States. They give you a great insight on real American history. Friendly people telling us about this site. Next time around we will bring our...  more »
  • The visitor center is very well done! The movie is excellent. Walk up to the mounds. So much Indian history.  more »
Google
  • Lived in area 50+ years and never visited. Moved to FL, saw a documentary here and while visiting family recently took the time to go. Very informative and enjoyable -- displays very realistic. Encourage everyone interested in history to check it out.
  • Really cool place. The interpretation center was nice and had a very informative movie that lasted about 15 minutes. They also had some very cool artifacts and replicas of things found on site . I especially enjoyed the flint napping presentation. Monks Mound was was cool. You can get a good view of the St. Louis skyline and the arch
  • Great place to visit!! I'll definitely come back when the weather is more cooperative and I ca walk the mounds. We thoroughly enjoyed the short video and touring the facility. Very knowledgeable and genuine staff! Outstanding experience!
  • 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.
  • Awesome place to understand more of the Mississippian culture from back in the day. Great museum of a lot of helpful staff. They Mounds are quite nice to walk around and enjoy as well. There is also something called woodhinge which is something very similar to Stonehenge. They did a nice Recreation of it but be prepared for a nice walk if you were looking at the entire site as the place is quite big :-)
Places to stay near Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Plan your trip to Collinsville

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site by other users

3 days in Saint Louis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Saint Louis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Chicago & Collinsville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Midwest & Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Saint Louis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Saint Louis BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Saint Louis BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Saint Louis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Saint Louis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Saint Louis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Belleville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans