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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.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site reviews
We took a short road trip with our 2 kiddos and had this flagged as a good place to get out, stretch our legs and learn! What an amazing place! The Visitor's Center, as others have said, was closed.... more
We took a short road trip with our 2 kiddos and had this flagged as a good place to get out, stretch our legs and learn! What an amazing place! The Visitor's Center, as others have said, was closed.... more »
While visited St Louis, we rented a car so we could drive to see Cahokia Mounds. The visitor center is closed at this time; however, visiting the site is still worthwhile and recommended.
While visited St Louis, we rented a car so we could drive to see Cahokia Mounds. The visitor center is closed at this time; however, visiting the site is still worthwhile and recommended. more »
This is a fantastic historical site that you can enjoy with your whole family. There are several miles of hiking trails with certain important markers along the way and the view of St. Louis from the top of Monk's Mound is stunning on a clear day. I love the placards placed around that give you insight into the history of the location and there are some fun stops with augmented reality placards. Over all 10/10.
The mounds are amazing! I have been waiting for a few years to visit. The visitors center is closed for renovations for the next 10 months… imagining the Native Americans hauling in all the dirt to build those mounds… it is mind boggling!! Excellent views from the top!
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