Monthly Archives: June 2013

Spotlight Illinois: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cahokia Mounds Collinsville

Credit: Porter Binks

Witness remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico by visiting the Cahokia Mounds Historic Site. The mystery of this ancient metropolis, which was inhabited from about A.D. 700 to 1400 when the site was abandoned, remains unsolved. 800 acres of the original 2,200-acre site is open for the public to explore, in addition to a World-Class Interpretive Center. Take a guided tour or traverse the mounds yourself.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
30 Ramey Steret
Collinsville, IL 62234
(618) 346-5160
[email protected]


Spotlight Iowa: Pikes Peak State Park

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The picturesque Pikes Peak State Park in Iowa is a nature-lover’s dream. You can camp, picnic at one of its 77 sites, bike or hike 11.5 miles of trails. Along the trails, you’ll witness Decorah limestone formations, fossil remains and gorgeous wooded bluffs and valleys, including the refreshing Bridal Veil Falls. Peek over the park’s 500-foot bluff and you’ll see the union of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers.

Pikes Peak State Park
32264 Pikes Peak Road
McGregor, IA 52157
(563) 873-2341
[email protected]