Sunday, September 27, 2020

Monks Mound

The largest pre-Columbian earthworks in America and the largest pyramid north of Mexico. This 30 tall mound was built around 900 - 655 AD...

Kincaid Mounds

Remnants of a large city which was created and inhabited by the people of Mississippian culture which flourished around 1050 - 1400 AD. Here...

Cahokia

Site of a native American city which flourished around 1050 - 1350 AD. Some 80 man-made mounds remain in the central part of this...

Wildcat Canyon Falls

Some 38 m tall waterfall in a beautiful setting. A small, perennial stream falls here over picturesque sandstone rocks. This might be the tallest...

Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forest

Uplifted sandstone plateau with diverse interesting rock formations - hoodoos, rock pillars, narrow canyons. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.60467 N 88.386 W Categories: Rock formations, Cliffs Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? North...

Cave-In-Rock

Enormous, shallow cave in the limestone bluff at Ohio River. For millennia it has served as a shelter for local people. The cave with...

Lusk Creek Canyon (Indian Kitchen)

Impressive canyon on Lusk Creek which has formed in Pennsylvanian sandstone. Area contains many rare and endangered species of plants. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.51777 N 88.5388...

Little Grand Canyon in Shawnee National Forest

A system of small canyons which has been cut in the sandstone by perennial streams. Here are several perennial waterfalls. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.68698 N 89.39713...

Natural Bridge in Bell Smith Springs

Large natural arch which has formed in sandstone and has a span of 38 meters. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.5178 N 88.6543 W Categories: Rock formations, Natural arches Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where...

Gateway Geyser

An enormous fountain that shoots up to 192 m tall. It forms an ensemble with the Gateway Arch across the Mississippi River, in St....