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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

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The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site are the remains of a bustling prehistoric native civilization inhabited from A.D. 700 to 1400 and is now a designated United Nations World Heritage Site. Currently 80 mounds remain, but it is believed that there were over 120 man-made mounds built as platforms for buildings, temples, and to cover the dead. Learn about the people, their customs, beliefs and daily lives of a community that comprised over 20,000 inhabitants. Monk’s Mound, is the largest man-made earthen mound in North America, at 100-feet high with an approximate north-south dimension of 1,037 feet. The four-tiered platform took 300 years to build. Take the stairs to the top and try to imagine the site one thousand years ago. Archaeology continues and excavations have discovered a graves, a copper workshop, arrow points, serving vessels, art and more. The site is free — donations accepted.

30 Ramey Street
Collinsville, IL
(618) 346-5160


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