Road Trip Day 5 

imageSt.louis to Lexington via Cahokia mounds

Started the day without going to dog park…just head for Collinsville Illionois where the Cahokia Mounds are located. The is a state historic park, national Heritage sight and one of  only 23 world heritage sites located in the USA. The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is located on the site of a pre-Columbian Native American city (c. 600–1400 CE) situated directly across the Mississippi River from modern St. Louis, Missouri. This historic park lies in southern Illinois between East St. Louis and Collinsville.[3] The park covers 2,200 acres (890 ha), or about 3.5 square miles (9 km2), and contains about 80 mounds. Cahokia was the largest and the most influential urban settlement in the Mississippian culture which developed advanced societies across much of what is now the central and southeastern United States. The visitor center was really great. Informative and educational displays. Dogs are welcome on the trails and can climb the mounds right with you but must be leashed. Chelsea ,our terrier mix, found a stinky dead critter to roll on so we spend a bit of time cleaning her up with Citrus scented wet wipes. There also is a wood henge area (similar or stone henge but wood). Our next stop along the trip was the falls of the Ohio state park but we were unable to find it due to the freeway construction and detours in Louisville. Ended up the day in Lexington Kentucky. Took the dogs to Blue Stallion brewery for bourbon barrel aged beer,bbq pork and briscuit.

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