Kampsville and the surrounding area is in the
heart of one of the world's most archeologically rich regions - the "Nile
of North America." Nationally and internationally renowned for its multi-disciplinary approach to archeological research, the Center for American
Archeology strives to unfold the unbroken record of nearly 10,000 years of
cultural occupation through its professional research, publication series and
public outreach initiatives.
The historic Kamp Store, recently restored
thanks to grant support, serves as home for the CAA Visitor's Center. Named to
the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, the Kamp Store was a center of
economic life along the rural river way. The Visitorís Center displays
exhibits and artifacts that document the prehistory of the lower Illinois River
CAA Visitors Center
Open Seasonally: Mid April - Mid November
Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5 pm
Closed on Mondays
There is no charge to visit the CAA Visitors
Center, although donations are encouraged.
Directions: The CAA Visitors Center is located at the
corner of N. Broadway (Route 100) and Oak Street across the street from St.
Anselm Catholic Church.
more about the Kampsville
for American Archeology - official site