This Is The Oldest Place You Can Possibly Go In Illinois And Its History Will Fascinate You

The oldest places in Illinois are its ancient Indian mounds. While you’re probably familiar with Cahokia, there is another traditional burial ground in the Prairie State that is worth a visit. Check out the Native American mounds near Lewistown for a blast from way way back.

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Dickson Mounds Museum is located at 10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd., Lewistown, IL 61542, and you can learn more about it on its website or Facebook page.

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