Another place of tourist interest in Illinois is the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named this mound a World Heritage Site. The Cahokia Mounds preserves the most sophisticated Indian civilization north of Mexico within an area of 2,200 acres. The Cahokia city was inhabited from 700 to 1400 AD. This settlement went on become a regional centre that capitalized on trades routes. Evidence of several burial mounds, a horizon calendar known as the Woodhenge has been deciphered through several signs.
This mound also has a visitor’s site that enlightens the visitor regarding the history of this site. There are several exhibits, artifacts, dioramas, models & various graphics. A fine interpretive center was opened in 1989 & an orientation show was started that introduced the visitors to the history behind this place. The aim of the visitor’s center was to expose the neighborhoods of Cahokia, a granary, many mannequins that represent the Cahokian citizens engaged in the daily chores. On visiting this place, visitors are bound to be transported to the past.
30 Ramey Street,
Collinsville, IL 62234