Dickson Mounds Museum

Interpret the past in Dickson Mounds Museum’s 15,000 square feet of exhibits, including artifacts, hands-on activities, multimedia presentations, and more. Guided tours include 2 visual-audio presentations, interpretations of museum artifacts, and a view of the Illinois River Valley from the observation deck, weather permitting. Programming is also available; groups may study Native American history in programs like, “The Spirit of the Animals,” and “Life from the Earth,” where they will tell stories, play games, and create hunting tools and pouches. An archaeological program is also available, where groups will examine and identify artifacts from the museum.  
 
Contact Info:
Address: 10956 North Dickson Mound Road, Lewistown, IL 61542. Fulton County. Tel: 309-547-3721. Web: experienceemiquon.com. Email: info-dmm@museum.state.il.us. Hrs: 8:30AM-5PM daily. 
 
Trip Info:
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee/Free. 
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  

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