Kampsville is a village located on the west bank of the Illinois River.

The village is the base of operations for the Center for American Archeology, an educational and research organization dedicated to the archeological understanding of the Native Americans and of the European settlers in the region.

Also, one mile south of Kampsville is the McCully Heritage Project, a cultural and environmental enjoyment, education, and preservation encompassing 940 acres of woodland, wetland, prairies and agricultural land. Enjoy the scenery along the Kampsville Ferry as it crosses the Illinois river into this quaint river town.