Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site


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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site


Location:Between Collinsville and East Saint Louis, off Highway 5570 (8 miles from downtown Saint Louis).
Facilities:Interpretive center, gift shop.
Activities:A variety of special events, craft classes, lecture series, tours, and interpretive programs year round.
Special Features:Cahokia Mounds preserves the remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico. The site was inhabited from around AD 700-1400 and at its peak covered nearly six square miles and had a population of as many as 10-20,000 people. The largest of the earthen mounds preserved within the historic area is Monks Mound, which at 100 feet is the largest prehistoric earthen mound in the New World. Cahokia Mounds is recognized as a US Natural Historic Landmark and has also been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO). The site is administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
Address:30 Ramey St
Collinsville, IL 62234

Phone:618-346-5160
Fax:618-346-5162
Web: www.cahokiamounds.com
Size: 2,200 acres.

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