Make the most of your visit to Cahokia Mounds. This section provides useful information to assist you in planning before your arrival. Our volunteers will also be able to help you at the Information Desk located just inside the Main Entrance of the Interpretive Center. Stop there to get maps, ask questions or check out an audio tour. Museum admission is free, but donations are accepted and appreciated.

What to Wear: Cahokia Mounds offers a World-Class Interpretive Center with museum exhibit galleries, an orientation show theater, a public programming auditorium, museum shop, a snack-food service, public restrooms, staff offices, and a courtyard for educational programs. Outdoors you'll find self-guided tours, guided tours, trails and the 100 ft high Monks Mound, the largest earthwork in North America. There's so much to see and do, you'll want to stay all day! Therefore, please dress accordingly. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended as well as hats, sunscreen, bottled water and insect repellent.

What to Bring: Visitors are welcome to bring hand-held cameras to take pictures of exhibits and site features for personal use provided that the flash is turned off while indoors. The Interpretive Center offers vending machines with snacks and cold drinks. Lunches may be brought only to the picnic grounds (located 1/2 mile West of the Interpretive Center) where picnic tables are available on a first come first serve basis. Please do not bring pets, weapons, food, beverages, gum or writing utensils inside the Interpretive Center.

How to Get Here: Cahokia Mounds is accessible via numerous major routes and has a limited number of public transportation options available. Please visit the Directions and Map to your left for details.