Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

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Jessica L. ·
Reviewed July 16, 2012
This is a great experience for young and old! We highly recommend it!

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Mary L. ·
Reviewed May 23, 2012
All employees were very helpful

KF

Kevin F. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed 7 days ago
The information shared was very good however the Museum seems dated. The information shared at the introduction and the film was good and set up the internal museum tour. Be prepared for a long walk to the various mounds and many steps to climb for the view. No cafeteria, no food so bring along a picnic lunch for yourself.
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Thank you for your comments! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Providing food had been a difficult issue for us because our visitation fluctuates very heavily depending on the season, holidays, and weather. This makes a commitment from any vendor difficult. We do regret that we are unable to provide this service.
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What You'll Get


History is like Frankenstein’s monster; all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Learn from the past with today’s Groupon at Cahokia Mounds Museum Society in Collinsville, Illinois. Choose between the following options:

  • For $10, you get a settlement tour for two (a $19.95 value).
  • For $14, you get a settlement tour for four (a $29.95 value).<p>

Each tour includes:<p> * iPod Touch audio guide (a $5 value per person) * One City of the Sun souvenir book per option (a $9.95 value) * 10% discount at the gift shop<p>

Once replete with homes and monumental structures erected by native Americans, the settlement of Cahokia, dating back to 700 AD, now permits sightseers to explore some 800 of its 2,200 acres peppered with original and reconstructed artifacts. Boasting audio commentary available in English, German, and Spanish alongside photographs, maps, and video, iPod Touch tours chaperone visitors on three voyages across the Cahokia grounds. Guests stroll through the Grand Plaza, ascend the 100-foot Monks Mound, and calculate their overdue library book fines around Woodhenge, a reconstructed ancient sun calendar.

Inside, Cahokia Mounds Museum Society’s Interpretative Center distills archaeological and anthropological research into easily digestible factoids through exhibits that patrons can independently interpret or enhance with an iPod Touch tour. Running each hour on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the center’s orientation show, City of the Sun, introduces viewers to the ancient city’s history, ways of life, a life-sized recreation of the village, and earliest Plexiglas skyscraper blueprints. After bulking up on prehistoric knowledge, gander at the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society’s gift shop and apply a 10% discount toward DVDs, posters, and replicas. November 25 through 27 the 9th Annual Fall Indian Market Day brings vendors with crafts, art, jewelry, and clothing to Cahokia Mounds.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Jul 25, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Valid for 1 book per tour group. Parking included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Cahokia Mounds Museum Society


Between AD 700 and 1400, the city of Cahokia gradually rose from the floodplain of the Mississippi River to become the largest city north of Mexico. Across 6 square miles, its population of 20,000 people worked together to create a thriving community grounded in astronomy, agriculture, and economics. To this end, they erected large, lasting structures such as an enormous wooden calendar that notified citizens about the changes of the seasons. Giant earthen mounds served as the foundation of the city and the site of the big mud fight that decided the mayoral election each year.

Through careful excavation, research, and reconstruction, the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society aims to preserve the site and educate visitors about its importance. During visits, guests on self-guided tours can explore 800 acres of the city, including the 100-foot-tall Monks Mound and Woodhenge, the giant calendar.

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