About a month ago we were driving along U.S. Hwy 136 east of the Missouri border in central Illinois and I was talking on my cell with our friend and RVer Sue Arbuckle about directions to their farm (where we would be staying that evening).
When I told her approximately where we were, she said we were within a few miles of one of the major on-site archaeological museums in the United States and suggested we stop by to see the Dickson Mounds Museum.
But no, it was open and it was free. What a find. This museum’s amazing interactive exhibits, fascinating information and professional presentations are exceptional. Such a place should be on all RVers’ Short Stop list when they find themselves in west-central Illinois.
To read more about the museum and see more exhibit photos, click on: RV Short Stop: Illinois’ Dickson Mounds Museum.
Photos: Dickson Mounds Museum sign and exhibit. (Julianne G. Crane)