Cahokia Court House, Cahokia, IL: From December 1803 until the
spring of 1804, Lewis and Clark used the Old Cahokia Courthouse as a
headquarters for collecting information, meeting with territorial
leaders, gathering supplies and corresponding with President Thomas
Jefferson while the party camped at nearby Camp River Dubois.
107 Elm St, Cahokia, IL 62206-1014
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville, Illinois.
Cahokia Mounds is the site of the largest prehistoric Indian city
north of Mexico.
Although Lewis and Clark never visited Cahokia Mounds,
there are some connections with the site.
& Clark Interpretive Center, Hartford, IL:
At the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, you'll ready yourself for your
journey west. Explore the 55 foot keelboat, learn about camp life and
prepare to depart into the unknown.
Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, Hartford, IL: The Tower rises
180 feet with observations decks at 50, 100, and 150 feet that are
accessible by both stairs and an elevator. These decks will provide
visitors with a picturesque panorama of the confluence of the Missouri
and Mississippi rivers to the West.
Godfrey, Illinois, "Sacagawea & Jean Baptiste Statue":
A beautiful sculpture of Sacajawea graces the campus of Lewis and Clark
Community College. The piece was crafted by sculptor Glenna
Goodacre who also designed the image on the
US Mint Sacagawea $1 coin.
Travel Notes: Southwestern Illinois has a diverse history and
a wide range of attractions. For shoppers, Fairview Heights is the place
to be-it's home to the largest shopping mall south of Chicago. For
adventure lovers, Carlyle Lake, Illinois' largest man-made lake, is just
a few miles away from the largest ancient American Indian site in the
United States in
Collinsville. Want more to explore for yourself?
Check out the
Gateway Geyser the WORLD'S TALLEST FOUNTAIN!
Soaring to nearly 630-feet, the geyser's height mirrors that of St.
Louis' famed Gateway Arch, located directly across the Mississippi