Reviews of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (Tourist Attraction)

Collinsville, IL, United States

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Kent Hendrix

I really enjoyed the mounds. Monk mound has 154 steps to the top. Maybe take water. The free movie at the visitors center is really well done. The diorama is spectacular the details are impressive.

The Proehls

We drove out from St. Louis to check out the Cahokia mounds, really enjoyed the site! The mounds are impressive the museum is really nice, a little dated but very cool. Really enjoyed the walking tour!

Matthew O

See Pre -European earth mounds. There is a archaeological dig just to the east of the big mound funded by St Louis University. Walk over and the diggers are happy to talk and show you artifacts they have found that day.

Bill Cornett

Great interpretive center. Rather warm day so we took a pass on hiking up the Monks Mound. We thoroughly enjoyed the museum displays. We had meant to come visit for a long time.

DarkDart Playzzz

BIG HILL fun for kites and remote control airplanes

stacy Berrett

Kinda of disapointed...so much potential.to be a great place

Eddie Hebron

You can spend an ENTIRE Day Here and LEARN so much about the Missippians. The Inca & Mayan Like Indian Nation of North America that dispersed around 1000 AD

Galen Elliott

Was a very interesting site, will come back to explore in cooler weather!

Laura Clark

One of my favorite places to visit in the St Louis area. Minutes away from downtown. Great view, educational and spiritual.

Jacob Danielson

Wonderful place with lots of information about the history and culture surrounding the area. Lots of areas to look around and walk. The main area has lots of information and great displays to look at and view what the past was like right where you're standing. Great place for all ages.

Les Tuck

The only reason this visit doesn't get five stars is that when I checked the website, it said the winter hours for the Interpretation Center (closed Monday and Tuesday) started after Oct 31st. But when I showed up Tuesday morning with a visitor from Vancouver, Canada, the center was closed with a sign indicating that the winter hours are already in effect. We had a good visit walking around the grounds, but I was very disappointed that he didn't get to see the center.

Mary Boyd

Wonderful, they are putting a lot into this place, still learning about the people who may have lived here from over a thousand years... loved it

Shea Schroer

Fascinating site. Interpretation center staff were welcoming and helpful. Enjoyed our trip very much!

Brittney Page

It is nice once you get to the top. You can see many different things. They have a nice museum of items they've found. It's a good way to get exercise going up all those stairs but it's worth it

Deedee Chatty

Although the Monks Mound was super high for my 2 year old, she made it all the way to top by herself. The view was spectacular!!! You could even see the Arch. The interpretation center holds several exhibits depicting the way of life for the Native Americans. We had an awesome time during this visit!

Paul Furrer

This is a truly fascinating historic site. I was able to learn about a large, sophisticated ancient society. Due to my physical limitations I didn't attempt the climb to the top of Monks Mound, but I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. There's also a nice picnic area only a half mile down the road.

Anuradha Bhaumick

Beautiful preservation of Native American land. Disturbing but important truths revealed at the museum.

Tara Grenz

This place is incredible. If you are interested in history at all, this place has it all. Despite the terrible 1 star reviews for being boring (sorry ya'll basic and lack imagination), I found the staff super helpful, the museum was very informative. The site was well maintained and easy to explore. I've visited other effigy mounds in IA and WI. This site takes the cake and links them all together. I had an amazing time.

Mathias Kirkland

Largest architectural sight north of Mexico. It is definitely worth a stop if Cahokia history or general history of the americas before settlement interests you at all.

Barbara Ganem

This site brings cultural and geographical aspects together in a very spiritual setting. Take advantage of the museum if you're able to get there when it's open. Check out their martin nest boxes!

Audrey Brunell

A beautiful park. Very relaxing. Good for stair running too.

Eric Anderson

Excellent interpretive center, well kept grounds. Just outside St. Louis, it tells the story of what was one of the biggest cities in the world a thousand years ago. Well worth a visit.

Hosier Craft

Very scenic viewing. Nice museum also. Huge area for walking and looking around. Very popular for people who like to stay in shape. Great place for high intensity workouts. Large heards of deer and flocks of wild turkeys that are used to seeing people so aren't too skittish. Good for all sorts of people. Families, exercise groups, couples, singles, something for everyone. Check it out

Dash Crow

What an amazing piece of American history. Please visit this beautiful landmark, be kind to the environment therein, and drop a 20 or a 50 in the donation box.

Lameika Hankton

It's a lovely place to take the kids!!

dave price

Truly an outstanding interpretive centre - FREE no less (please leave a donation if you can) The mounds are good walk from the centre, but definitely worth it (even in the 98 degree heat). Great view from top and really gives you a sense of the power and authority the head man must have exerted. In the area? Then visit, no more thought required.

Jazmin Flores

First time visiting and we had so much fun! The museum was great and had excellent information about the mounts and surrounding areas! Great outdoor fun!

Kent Hendrix

I really enjoyed the mounds. Monk mound has 154 steps to the top. Maybe take water. The free movie at the visitors center is really well done. The diorama is spectacular the details are impressive.

Sarah Hopper

Wonderful place to visit. Our guide was wonderful. Very informative young or old.

Shawn Longworth

A little spartan in places leaving the color drained out of the history but an otherwise fine diversion for an afternoon.

Jack Qian

Fairly good place for a hiking trip.

Doris Spenner

So much interesting history here! Sure glad it's here to learn about. Need to go on a cool day to walk all the area.

The Proehls

We drove out from St. Louis to check out the Cahokia mounds, really enjoyed the site! The mounds are impressive the museum is really nice, a little dated but very cool. Really enjoyed the walking tour!

BlitzGamer101 X

Amazing landmark! Its great to say I live in Collinsville and visit this place quite often! I hope they make it a national park

rebecca laminack

Loved this place a great place to take your kids to educate them on the history of Cahokia Mounds,Illinois and to see how they started

Jack Leffler

A wonderful cultural site just outside of St Louis. Peaceful walking trail (paved & gravel), very informative details of Native American life, and a beautiful view of St. Louis from Monk's Mound.

Sarah Torres

Awesome site. Interesting background. Can see the arch from the top of the highest mound. Lots of walking if you want to tour the grounds. The museum is informative and contains a gift shop. They also guided tours.

GJM 0627

Fantastic interpretive center and museum. The exhibits are great, and the kids will really enjoy it! The exhibits have drawers at the bottom with additional artifacts inside, so don't miss those! Really worthwhile.

Sarah Ketchie

Wonderful place to learn and observe.

GJM 0627

Fantastic interpretive center and museum. The exhibits are great, and the kids will really enjoy it! The exhibits have drawers at the bottom with additional artifacts inside, so don't miss those! Really worthwhile.

Bill Clark

If you like history, especially early Native American Indian history, you'll enjoy this interpretive center. Lots of well done interactive displays and friendly staff. The film is a little dated, but it's very informative. A large area to walk around and the view of St Louis from the top of Monk's Mound is worth the climb.

Wade Hutson

Great place to watch the sunset and learn about history!

Michael Cimino

Awesome historical site. Staff are great and there's a lot to see.

Traaci Greenwell

Love this place, first time here!! I'll come back soon to climb the mound. The museum is fantastic !!

Anne Reustle

This was a pretty fun cultural trip just outside St. Louis. It is fun to learn the history of your own backyard.

Margo Chesler

Beautiful! Stairs for cardio, excellent views of STL at sunset. Sunrises also pretty bomb. Mind the curfew, authorities are pretty attentive at night. Good moon views. Tons of deer along the highway and in the woods. Respect them, they do the same. Wonderful hikes and informative cultural center. Beautiful links to a historical site and impressive achievements. Wish monks mound would be named for the creators rather than some french dudes who set up home base

Harold Jones

I have been waiting a long time to see this place and was very impressed.

Lucinda Sinco

This is a great place to visit at any age! The staff and volunteers are extremely helpful and welcoming and full of knowledge about all the artifacts and history of the site. If the weather is good walk the paths and climb Monk's Mound, it is worth every step.

James Cheek

A lot of small, scattered hills of ancient burial sites. Beautiful, open park. It has a small museum that I was unable to visit due to it being closed for the day. It does have one very large hill to walk up, complete with a set of stairs. I live in Illinois and the top of the hill offers an amazing view of my escape from Illinois; St Louis!

Sandra Wessels

Nice 30 minute movie with about an hour walk through, Very educational.

Ryan F

This place is awesome. A must see. The people are great. And the history is wonderfully displayed. Make the walk to the top of monk mound it's worth it to see the arch from there.

Chandey Gamer

Great place to walk, relax, and it's an enjoyable place to walk to experience nature. Once in a while you'll see a deer. It has a long trail (depending where you go) so Come prepared

Frederic Latreille

Super interesting to learn about the Mississipian people. Very informative and enjoyable visitor center. Make sure to go walk up the mounds.

Dennis Morida

Great to explore American history. The 104 foot handmade mound gives great views with downtown St Louis in the background. Lots of people use the stairs for exercise. No bathrooms though.

just rich

Very neat historical site. Nice view at top.

Sheri Castro

Loved it! Enjoyed the 20 min film and the history museum. We went during the Indian Jewelry exhibition. Friendly employees and vendor. Didn’t get to walk the grounds far because it was so hot out but will try it again another time. Will definitely be back. Worth the membership.

rickyy 000

Soo much history wish they'd add homes of the indigenous to recreate the scene it once had specially at the top on the mound and the surrounding landscape it would be bring more tourist.

Rosalia Alcoser

Nice walking trails great views. Liked that the grass is trimmed right by the trail so less bug bites

Steve Hartig

Got there too late to go to the interpretive center but very much enjoyed the walk around the area. Thinking of what we know and don’t know about our ancient history is fascinating. The outdoor walking is largely out in the open so if you come in summer bring along water and such. Looks to be a good area for a picnic. Very friendly deer

nicole curran

Fun for kids. Wish there were different events to keep it interesting. Whole place seems dark and unwelcoming.

Matthew Hughes

History shows that people where here long before what we have been told. It was fantastic to find such a historical site of a Pre-Columbian city, larger than London, England in 1350. The well-curated museum had artifacts dug up from the Native American city of over 10,000 people. This great city lasted over 300 years. Love the gift shop.

Domi Meow

It was very underwhelming upon arrival but after climbing the stairs to the top of one of the mounds I definitely understood the appeal. It also seems like a really nice place to walk a dog

Ashley Colter

The scenery is beautiful here!!! Great for a workout, just a stroll or a full on historic experience. The trails are fantastic and quiet to get away from the hustle and bustle. Our kids love it and there is so much wildlife to enjoy on your journey. Worth a visit no matter if you want the full on experience or just a morning workout or coffee!!!

kellie frazier

Love this place nothing like this left. The virtual tour is pretty awesome too you get a ipod to listen to while you walk around

William Boyd

Very interesting tour around the grounds. Highly recommend taking the tour. After the tour walk around at your leisure. We spent 3 hours there could have spent another hour or two.

Michael Borg

Great historical site. Worth seeing by far.

Malcolm Gruber

It's a lovely place to come and visit apart of our great countries history and have done a great job preserving what is left.

The Prezidizza

Great park with good walking path. Loved watching the planes take off and people parachuting down. It was awesome. Smile.

Michael Phillips

Spectacular location and proof that the Mississippian people were in contact with the Aztecs.

Danny Cal

Cahokia Mounds is a must see place in North America! Nature trails, iconic landmark and wonderful museum/interpretive center.

Rebecca Valicoff

Informative and peaceful place to visit with the beautiful landscaped Mounds

Diane Ellis

The museum does a good job explaining the history of the mounds, how the place probably looked over time, how the people lived, and the archeological work done. It's fascinating and a part of history more people should know about. The view from Monk's Mound is impressive. Locals were using the stairs for exercise and they are pretty steep. But it is worth the climb to see St. Louis and the entire panorama and to get a sense of how immense the whole place is.

Saul Glist

Amazing site, great walkways, explains things well, respectful of the land! A must see if you’re in the area.

John Timothy

A must visit, we set up during the Contemporary Indian Arts Festival three times a year. A wonderful place for a personal visit or bring the family. The staff and volunteers are very kind, helpful and knowledgeable. The gift shop has a great collection of authentic fine art and traditional crafts.

Kristie Wells

This need to be a national park it’s absolutely amazing. I run there every day.

Dannie Creek

Beautiful interpretive center, inside & out. You can walk to the top of Monk's Mound, but it is a jaunt, so be prepared on those hot days with plenty of water as there is little share in the prairie. Lots of trails for the smaller mounds. It has a small eatery & gift shop. Go on an event day they always have plenty activities to keep the little ones busy, but if not, make sure you catch the free movie.

Jackie Brewer

I went with a group and got a guided tour of Monks mound. An amazing place! I'll be back to hike some of the trails and see more of the site. The museum is also wonderful.

Never Again

Just to look at the hills and the sun dial is amazing, then you have the whole inside building full of artifacts and information. There is even a little movie for the whole family to enjoy watching. It really is a unique experience!

Katherine Stephens

Learning about the Natives that lived here. Why this area was well populated. Grandkids walked up the chiefs steps to his mound. Tristan spread his arms out, pretending to be the chief, “Hello my subjects!”

Justin Vaughn

Neat historical site. Never knew anything about the mounds. Really neat story about them throughout the us.

Lupe Gonzalez

We visited here just after opening and the movie played 30 minutes later. The timing was well scheduled and the crowds were down that early in the day. We enjoyed the exhibits. They were easy to follow and flowed well throughout the museum. The movie gave a greater sense of what the place may have been when inhabited by Indians. We enjoyed our visit and have recommended to others already.

Dannie Creek

Beautiful interpretive center, inside & out. You can walk to the top of Monk's Mound, but it is a jaunt, so be prepared on those hot days with plenty of water as there is little share in the prairie. Lots of trails for the smaller mounds. It has a small eatery & gift shop. Go on an event day they always have plenty activities to keep the little ones busy, but if not, make sure you catch the free movie.

Vickie Friedrich

Beautiful view, steeped in history.

michelle Jobes

Very interesting and I learned things I didn't have a clue about. Did you know there were people here before the modern day Indian tribes?

Linda Kempfer

Great museum and walking tour. If you love learning about our past this place is for you!

Jamie Kosh

It was a lot of facts and history to take in definitely worth goibg more than once!

Jackie Brewer

I went with a group and got a guided tour of Monks mound. An amazing place! I'll be back to hike some of the trails and see more of the site. The museum is also wonderful.

dhebby viernes

Definitely feel the burn if you aren't used to exercise and bring a water bottle up and have one for when you come back down. Beautiful view up top.

Forrest Simpson

Very very cool Park lodging hiking trails between the Mounds lots and lots of good information

Nicole Atterson

Such a fun and educational place to visit. It’s a must see if you are into history

Thomas Morgan

Nice place to visit if you want to do a lot of walking going up to the top of Mound is a great picture op St Louis in the background with the arch

Craig Risser

Great interpretative center, movie was well done, area well taken care of, nice gift shop.

Kevin B

Great place to learn the history of the area. World renouned archeological site. The museum is top notch as well.

Stewart King

The visitor's center gallery was excellent, telling the story of Cahokia from both the archaeologist and the native person's point of view. There were many artefacts on display, with good explanations for everything. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The site itself is very moving, when you think there was a city of 20,000 people here when London had less than half that.

MH

This is an awesome place not many people know about. They have a movie explaining about the people that lived there from 900-1400 AD. Large area and a museum.

Betsylew Miale-Gix

Wow. Worth a visit. Do the whole walk through the mounds. Plan some time for the cultural center

Paul T

A forgotten history. Great interpretive displays attempt to explain the who-what-why-when of this huge, possibly handbuilt complex. The interpretive Center is closed on Monday and Tuesday, but the rest of the site is a great walking experience in history.

Jennifer Y

There is a lot of walking, so come prepared. I didn't get to see all of the available trails due to the limited ability of my travel companion but we did make it to the top of Monk's mound. It is a great view. I will definitely go back to explore more of the site. The information center has a great little Museum and the short video was informative. Please do leave a donation to help this site thrive!

Kirti Mehta

Cahokia Mounds city is nicely excavated and presented. One will love it if they are interested in ancient civilizations. Customers service is good. Requires good amount of time to enjoy.

Misty Cannon

Love it its great the mound, the trails, the museum is great. Such great historical info.

Charley Clarissa

This is also a World Heritage site. There are lots of trails to explore the many mounds all over the area. The visitors center had an interesting movie to help us understand this ancient city. They were helpful at the gift shop. There is a small restaurant and bathrooms. As long as you dont mind stairs, you can climb monk's mound. Wood Henge has been partially recreated. The exhibits at the visitor's center are interesting.

Mark Paul

Awesome piece of history that we know so little about. We know so much of European history because of written record. All we have left here are the earthworks created long ago. It's right in our backyard and everyone should spend some time here

Steven Forester

Fun place to explore. Lot of history there.

Matt And Tara Yon

Great place to learn some history and get a good workout.

Sherri D

This is an interesting place to visit. They have a tour and also you can just walk at your leisure to see what you want inside. They have a movie to watch. They also have exhibits to view. When you get to go to the mounds it is a distance so if you have really small children or walking or back issues take your time. It is awesome to see though.

Jim Weimer

Absolutely an amazing place!!!! Visitor center is great but has way too much information. The exhibits are beautiful very very informative but after about fifteen minutes you've seen sooooo much it feels like your heads going to explode. But go there anyway. It's free so you have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain.

Tom Monti

Visitors Center is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you like local history it can be interesting. If you don't, then they are just big piles of dirt.

Melinda Mercer Weiss

Wonderful visit! Went for Archaeology Day. It was informative and interactive. Entire family had an enjoyable experience. Will be back!

Justin Fitterer

Great movie and exhibits. The climb to the top was fun!

Fred Miller

Very informative walking museum, a lot of very good information , regarding the local history of the native Americans, who lived there. The displays are set up very well. Well worth the trip.

dlbstl

This is a World Heritage Site, right in our own backyard! My family has visited here for the last 3 generations, even before there was a Museum. I was told that when my grandma was young, she'd come here with her husband and bring a picnic basket. It's a beautiful place. The museum is wonderful and makes learning fun!

Betsy Blair

Great museum with very well executed displays! Great staff and helpful volunteers! Wonderful view from the top of Monks Mound and excellent signage of the area. Wildlife! Woodhenge, who knew?! ❤

Never Again

Just to look at the hills and the sun dial is amazing, then you have the whole inside building full of artifacts and information. There is even a little movie for the whole family to enjoy watching. It really is a unique experience!

Hilary Christiansen

What a great place! We stumbled upon this site while looking for a place to visit. Really great story to go along with the pretty cool site.

bev robinson

The staff and volunteers at the Cahokia Mounds are all extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. The interactive center is full of beautiful and informative displays. The grounds were well maintained and easily accessible.

RB Hickman

Absolutely a highlight of my cross country drive. I was so glad we decided to stop. The interpretive center has so much to offer about the history of the mounds. Both young and old can find things of interest here. They also have nicely paved trails around the site. The main and largest mound has steps up to the top. It is a bit of a hike to the top. I wouldn't recommend it for smaller children. I would also suggest a hat and water. The sun can be quite intense during the middle of the day. Overall we had a wonderful experience here. There is no required admission, but donations are suggested.

Rob F

Amazing site and museum. A must see when passing through the area.

Regina Newton

Been twice, and I keep coming back. Great view overlooking St Louis.

Barbara J

Great info and very interesting. We had a group with a very knowledgeable docent would highly recommend

Kathryn Chapman

If you travel to the area, a trip to Cahokia should be on the list. This preserved part of prehistory is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is an ancient city built with planning and vision. What remains are human constructed earthen mounds. One is on par with pyramids and temples of other ancient cultures.

Mark Batson

A lot of history about the first and largest city in the North American continent at the time.... According to the information provided at the visitor center. They are closed Monday and Tuesdays

Azhar M

Nice historic place. Its clean!

John Dodge

If you're coming to or near St. Louis, take the extra couple minutes to go see the site. Overall one of the most significant sites in America, prehistoric or otherwise. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated, and the museum is very well put together, with informative and interesting exhibits.

April England

This is a great place to walk, no need to pay an enterence fee and the paths are well taking care of.

Kim - Envieux Photography

Learned some interesting facts about the original Mississippi inhabitants. Offered interesting 15 min movie giving overview of Cahokia history. Many artifacts to view, read about and learn from. Walked the large historical mound. Clear 360 views. Museum store was lovely, offered many pieces of jewelry from native Americans for purchase along with other Cahokia memorabilia.

Sarah Rose

I love this place and the fact that my mom took me here as a kid. I love this place and how it is local! Sightseeing your own little town is the best! Take your family here, go on an adventure and take a breath of fresh air!

Jessica Grgurich

My husband visited here in jr high, I am so happy we stopped by here. Super cool standing on the mound looking over what used to be an ancient city and trying to imagine that area 900+ years ago and marvel at the mysteries beneath us. Beautiful view of St Louis made for some great photos- came home and watched all the documentaries we could find to learn more. The learning center itself was closed as we came through on a Monday- wish it was open every day.

Christy A

My new favorite spot for killer Cardio! Easily accessible, gorgeous view, plenty of stepa to climb & most importantly it's historic. The Mounds are awesome for a quick HIIT workout on the steep steps...watch out for deer. 154 steps (one -way) 100' from base to peak.

Gergana Kuzmanova

I drove by here on my way back from Indiana. The history and the scenery were amazing. The museum was very interesting and it had plenty of booths to grab some very unique items.

Dyana W

Way better than I expected it to be. The museum was great! Very educational.

Jennifer Britt

Beautiful place to go see...you can see the Arch from the top of the mound. There is 154 steps to go up and come back down

Joel S

I love this place because it's the only place in town where I can run stairs where untold numbers of human sacrifices once took place. View ain't bad either.

Jarred Gastreich

Why is this place not on the list of St. Louis’ Great Free Institutions? The museum here is top-notch and they only ask for a donation. My pictures show them planting seeds similar to what the Cahokians would have consumed, and then a couple months later I went back and you can see how their garden is thriving. There’s a newer section inside the museum about the plants they used and it’s very informative.

Jodi Limper

Find your inner peace here.♥️

A. Birmingham

I recommend walking the grounds with a guide. He gave meaning to a lot of the things we were looking at and had lots of interesting facts to share. There is also a short 15 minute video that explains a lot about what went on there too. It's a must if you plan on going.

K- shee

Very interesting place to visit. Ancient culture and history. This is the history of a tribe of Indians that shows how they lived and prospered first as farmers and than as tradesmen. This community grew to be thousands of people (settlement) and traded all over the United States with other tribes. They sold grain, beans, beads, hunting items, etc. The grounds have areas to walk with booklet guides showing the layout of interesting area. They have a walk around inside a hugh building showing how the Indian community lived with pictures, art, video, and setting of how they lived. Also the building has a theater with shows to tell you how the Indians lived. THIS IS ALL FREE!! You will pay for the guide books but this helps to support the expenses of operations. They except donations. There is a gift shop. They have monthly events open to the public all free to attend. They do have free brochures available. The volunteers are very friendly and helpful. Check it out it's a good weekend outing and summer day vacation.

Andrew Page

Totally underrated, found the whole site fascinating and a must see if you are in the area.

Katie Fox

If you are visiting St Louis you do not want to miss this spot. Amazing interpretive center that is free (although a $7 admission donation is recommended). Well worth the money. There are up to 10 miles of trails winding throughout the area and the opportunity to take the stairs to the top of Monks Mound... Where the chief likely lived! You can see the photo of the massive mound here. You could spend all day or just and hour. I recommend plenty of time. And don't miss the 17 minute orientation video. The interpretive center does a great job explaining what life would have been like.. from tattoos to food gathering to games.. you can find it all here! Great for all ages.

bev robinson

The staff and volunteers at the Cahokia Mounds are all extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. The interactive center is full of beautiful and informative displays. The grounds were well maintained and easily accessible.

Temo Tarrago

Full of surprises, showcasing and trying to explain the mysteries of an enormous pre-columbian site and the people who created is civilization. Excellent visitor center and museum. If this were Mexico it would be a major attraction

Linda Landwehr

Wonderful day! We watched the dance troop, heard Native American Storytellers, learned how to play stick ball, and walked to the top of Monks Mound. Everyone was very nice and we would recommend visiting.

Jaime Woehlke

Awesome place to visit. Very family friendly. Monks mound is a climb that is well worth it. The museum was very educational and staff were very friendly.

James Farrell

Very nice place to visit. The mounds offer a great view

Aidan Kowal

Was super interesting. would travel to it again with the family.

P A

One of the most important sites in the United States. Truly remarkable and awesome. The visitor center is quite well done.

Roland Rau

Always wanted to see this place and this is a fine example, bucket list, check!

Patricia Quiñonez Cuzcano

Cahokia is one of the most important archaeological sites in the United States, even in the world. At its peak in 1250 C.E. this indigenous North American city was larger than London. The site now sits in a beautiful area of the Mississippi River bottom, with St. Louis clearly visible from the largest mound (which has a base larger than the great pyramid). The museum is excellent: highly informative with impressive displays, while also respectful towards Native sensibilities.

Zerk Clinseales

The fact that this is a World Heritage Site is reason enough to stop for a visit. Cahokia is just off the interstate about 10 minutes east of St Louis and the Arch. Monks Mound can easily be seen from the highway. There is a great little Mexican restaurant/store, La Gardenia, less than a half mile to the east of the Cahokia entrance if you are thinking about a stop for lunch.

Linda Chappel

Visited on a Tuesday it was closed inside the mounds are easily accessible to all visitors to walk up and down the stairs.....

Carrie McLachlan

Love this important historic site. Unfortunately because of budget cuts the visitors center is only open Wed through Sunday. But the grounds are open daily.

Matthew Ulm

Very cool spot! Great local history on the Indians of the area. Good for kids to walk and touch exhibits. Staff is very friendly and welcomed us the minute we walked in. Definitely will be coming here again to explore more.

David Cleghorn

Stopped in to see the native American art exhibit today. Amazing amount of talent on hand. The entire historic site is wonderful on any visit, educational and entertaining at the same time.

ben hickey

Pretty awesome site if you like history

Matthew Moore

It's insanely close to St Louis, and a interesting place to visit. The fact the people have lived in the area since 700 AD and built these mounds to help manage a city of 10,000 people by 1200 AD. Shows the Mississippi is as valuable today as it was 800 years ago.

RB Hickman

Absolutely a highlight of my cross country drive. I was so glad we decided to stop. The interpretive center has so much to offer about the history of the mounds. Both young and old can find things of interest here. They also have nicely paved trails around the site. The main and largest mound has steps up to the top. It is a bit of a hike to the top. I wouldn't recommend it for smaller children. I would also suggest a hat and water. The sun can be quite intense during the middle of the day. Overall we had a wonderful experience here. There is no required admission, but donations are suggested.

Lynn Eyermann

Cahokia continues to discover more about the peoples of the past who lived, loved, worked and died in this ancient community.

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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site en Missouri
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