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Dickson Mounds Museum

Lewistown, IL 61542
+1 309-547-3721
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Chronicling 12,000 years of history in Illinois

The Dickson Mounds Museum was erected in 1972 on the site of Dickson Mounds, a Native American... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Professional Museum With Great Exhibits

This place is great for kids and adults alike. Free admission and easy parking and picnic areas... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Andrew J
Chicago, Illinois
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“picnic area” (4 reviews)
“burial site” (3 reviews)
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Lewistown, IL 61542
+1 309-547-3721
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 23 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

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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 21 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
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Budget cuts had forced the closure of Dickson Musuem but luckily for us it reopened recently. It houses a treasure trove of Native American artifacts and show cases life as they lived it. The museum has a picnic area for families. The drive along the...More

Thank Gauri M
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This used to be a great place to spend an hour or two learning and relaxing while looking at the scenery. The surrounding area is great landscape along with the Emiquon area. Unfortunately it is now Closed! CLOSED!

Thank Toddsbc383
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