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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site- Collinsville, IL

The Collinsville area was jam packed with COOL things to do!  I think this is the main attraction in the area though- the Cahokia Mounds!

There is a great visitor center, where they show a very interesting film about the mounds.  There are also many displays about the people who lived near and built the mounds.

I did feel that very little was really known about the culture.  Obviously, a lot of research has been done, but there are still some mysteries about this group.

Monks Mound is the most impressive mound, and a path has been build to get to the top.  It is a workout getting up there!  In fact, we saw athletes using the staired path for running up and down for exercise.

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