Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site IL
Perhaps you plan a road trip through southern Illinois? Interested in pre-Columbian USA? The culture and civilization of Native Americans? Visiting St. Louis?
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, in the flood plains adjacent to the Mississippi River, is under consideration for inclusion in the National Parks system.
Here’s a great article with an overview of the Cahokia, including history, a model of the extensive site, a discussion of archaeological finds, and many enticements to make a visit.
Cahokia Mounds is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Need the link again? It’s here.
If you’re intrigued, and maybe can’t fit Cahokia into your itinerary, but driving through Iowa? You may like Effigy Mounds National Monument.