Cahokia Mounds on PBS

Imagine if you could soar high above the dazzling fall foliage at Starved Rock State Park, the towering Indiana Dunes, the vast expanse of Lake Michigan, or the lost Native American City of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Southern Illinois.   Cahokia Mounds and Starved Rock are among the featured sites of the WTTW PBS production “BEYOND CHICAGO FROM THE AIR”.  The Show airs on December 1 at 7:30 pm on all WTTW PBS platforms.  WTTW host/writer Geoffrey Baer takes to the skies again to travel Illinois sharing fun facts and fascinating history as exhilarating drone photography captures towns, parks, railroads, waterways, monuments, and more in Illinois.  The immersive experience is extended on a companion website ( offering a “making of” behind-the-scenes video with commentary by Baer and producer/director Eddie Griffin.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Interpretive Center is open Thursday through Sunday from 9-5.  Grounds are open daily from dawn until dusk.  There is no entrance fee, but a suggested donation helps offset costs.

Cahokia Mounds is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and US National Historic Landmark.

For more information contact 618-346-5160 or visit