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Dickson Mounds Museum

Lewistown, IL 61542
+1 309-547-3721
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We stopped just because it was there...

We saw the sign and thought hey why not! It was ok - lots of stuff to see, it had a lot of... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Kristina M
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Lombard, Illinois
Fascinating Exhibits

Great place to learn about the ancient Native Americans who lived in Southern Illinois 1,000+ years... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
LynnFishe
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Dickson Mounds is one of the nation's top archaeological museums.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“picnic area” (4 reviews)
“burial site” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
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Lewistown, IL 61542
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+1 309-547-3721
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We saw the sign and thought hey why not! It was ok - lots of stuff to see, it had a lot of artifacts to look at, some neat things to see...these type of things are just not really my thing. It's out in he...More

Thank Kristina M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Great place to learn about the ancient Native Americans who lived in Southern Illinois 1,000+ years ago. Great story-telling exhibits and fascinating artifacts, plus a spiritual tribute to those who were buried here.

Thank LynnFishe
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Dickson Mounds Museum was erected in 1972 on the site of Dickson Mounds, a Native American settlement and burial ground complex near Lewistown, Illinois. Located on a low bluff overlooking the Illinois River, the museum describes the life cycles and culture of Native Americans...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This place is great for kids and adults alike. Free admission and easy parking and picnic areas. If you are interested in Native Americans, check out this museum. If you have kids, they will love the play area inside the museum and the exhibits along...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I expected this to be a tiny, local museum; in truth it does focus on the local, central Illinois natives but has stuff regarding cultures from across North America. It's a three story building where you start at the top and it put everything in...More

1  Thank mrmattkoster
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Once a great place to visit and learn about local and regional history is now little more then an after thought that is ignored by most. It has fallen into terrible disrepair and the exhibits need cleaned and refreshed. Used to have a real nice...More

Thank Toddsbc383
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Was here when I was a kid, before the remains were forced to be covered. My boyfriend was here for a visit, and I thought this would be something different to do. It's a very educational and moving experience. Very interesting to see all of...More

Thank JoeShab
Reviewed 22 October 2016

A truly moving place, the burial site of the tribes that lived in the Mississippi valley. the digs have been cover by court order, but the exhibits are still worth the trip. Several movies tell the history of the area and the people who once...More

Thank chicagoshelly45
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful building with much strong information. Unfortunately it was marred by a couple of problems. Apparently there was a mound within walking distance but we could not find it. When we asked a woman at the front desk, she seemed unable to...More

Thank deb W
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Very historical and interesting. A self guided tour that tells what life was like when the Indians lived there.

Thank Eugene A
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