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Address: Intersection of US Hwy 83 and ND Hwy 200A, 2576 8th St SW, Washburn, ND 58577
Phone Number: 877-462-8535
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A little pricey...but surprisingly educational

A good place to stop on the passage between Bismarck and Minot. You'll learn about some unsung heroes of westward expansion and the Lewis & Clark track. The staff is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Arkansas
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Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A good place to stop on the passage between Bismarck and Minot. You'll learn about some unsung heroes of westward expansion and the Lewis & Clark track. The staff is very knowledgable and incredibly willing to explain things. They have a decent collection of artifacts and replicas.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Ft. Mandan. We have a newfoundland dog so it was of great interest to us as Lewis & Clark traveled with a Newfoundland Dog. The Interpretive Center has a very nice display to walk through.

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New Orleans, LA
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had stayed overnight in Washburn and were not even aware of this facility until the hotel manager mentioned it to us. This is a beautifully built facility just north of town that tells the story of the Lewis & Clark expedition from 1804-1806. For any student of early US history, this should be a stop on your travels through... More 

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Sammamish, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have seen many Lewis and Clark sites over our travels. This one is definitely our favorite. While some might complain that it is small, it is"right sized" for a wonderful day of learning and enjoying. The visit starts with a sincere welcome from the staff, always a plus. I found the exhibits laid out in an exceptionally clear manner,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Not just a roadside attraction, but one of the top museums in the country, will a world-class art collection, Lewis and Clark artifacts, amazing views of the Missouri River, gift shop, library, highly trained, knowledgable and helpful interpretive staff, and really two sites in one - for just a mile or so down the road is the actual Fort Mandan... More 

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Bismarck, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wow! An unbelievable collection of art work & artifacts from the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Terrific setting overlooking the Missouri River. We worth the visit!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was a good stop in combination with Fort Mandan and Knife River Indian Villages. Stopping here first will give a good introduction to Lewis and Clark and the time they spent in this area. From here, continue the two miles to Fort Mandan (a reconstruction of) where the Corps of Discovery spent the winter before setting out on their... More 

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Interpretive Center is in two parts: the museum itself right on US-83N near Washburn, ND, and Fort Mandan which is a 2-mile drive down the road. Upon check-in at the Center, the docent referred us to an interpreter lecture which would take place down at the Fort. We were surprised to find another small museum at the Fort, with... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My wife and I were on our way from the Knife River Indian Village National Monument to our hotel in Bismarck when we saw this place on the highway map. Since the Interpretive Center was right on the interstate and it was mid-afternoon, we decided to stop. The Interpretive Center is really a combination museum/art gallery. We did pay an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center provided a thorough and engaging exposition of the journey of the Corps of Discovery. My son and I read a children's book about the journey before coming to North Dakota. It was wonderful to see that brought to life at the center. The staff were also happy to answer our questions. This was well... More 

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