For history lovers, you won’t find a better place than the Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville. Many Illinois residents may be surprised to learn that this incredible historic site exists right in their own backyard. After all, it’s not every day that you get to visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll want to put on your most comfortable walking shoes for this journey.

We may never be able to answer all of the mysteries that remain here, and maybe that’s for the best. Cahokia Mounds are open to the public daily from dawn until dusk. The view from the top of Monks Mound is truly inspirational, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. For more information, visit the website, and don’t forget to give them a follow on Facebook so you can stay up to date on any upcoming events.

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