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The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks

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Address: Astoria, OR
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Description: Located in the states of Washington and Oregon, these national parks...
Located in the states of Washington and Oregon, these national parks preserve the historic sites that mark the success of Lewis and Clark in the early 19th century.
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Parks, trails, historic info! Enjoy the little and quaint community where the "Goonies" lived....where the Columbia River Crossing Run crosses THE bridge from Washington to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Castle Rock, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Parks, trails, historic info! Enjoy the little and quaint community where the "Goonies" lived....where the Columbia River Crossing Run crosses THE bridge from Washington to Oregon....home to city docks filled with harbor seals, huge ships, quaint shops and great eating establishments and brew pubs.

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Astoria oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Very well done. Lots of detail in this fort which is in the same general area that the origional fort was built. During the summer months there are folks who explain many details of that winter experience and encompass all into the whole expedition. Absolutely wonderful setting beautiful grounds and very life like of life in that time and place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Lots of driving to all the spots in this area. We enjoyed both Fort Clatsop and the cape disappointment hike. Unfortunately we were there 'offseason' for the L&C interpretive center up on cape disappointment. But it was so fun for the kids and us to learn more. The visitor center at fort clatsop was wonderful. Staff was great too!

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Portland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the winter encampment of Lewis and Clark. There are recreated buildings and during the summer many reenactments of activities from that time. Kids love it. A small cost to enter. Nice book store also.

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Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Traveled to Astoria specifically to visit the Lewis and Clark sites and were not disappointed. Very, very well done on the part of the National Park Service and State Park Service. Do not miss either site (especially the Interpretive Center in Cape Disappointment.)

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San Rafael, California
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92 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This park has not only history but Rangers that bring that history to life. I was fortunate enough to see some of the Rangers doing demonstrations. This is a unique park with a valuable history for those that listen to it. Geographically easy to walk, historically easy to understand, and nature surrounds you in a most beautiful way. You become... More 

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The salt works site is just as described. It's 4-5 metal buckets set atop a reconstructed stone oven with a metal fence around it. It you're short on time, skip this. The beach access by the salt works is nice.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My husband is an incurable Lewis and Clark fan. We live in the Midwest but since retiring have traveled to 43 of the 50 states. Wherever we go there always seems to be talk of how did Lewis and Clark do it? Finally, we visited the National/State Parks and had a enjoyable day finding out "how they did it." Remarkable.... More 

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to spend a summer afternoon. There is kayaking (bring your own, or go on a scheduled tour in the summer), biking, hiking, nature, and of course, a lot of history. I was lucky enough to be there to take one of their summer classes. I took a pen calligraphy class. I was the... More 

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Riverside, California
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10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The visitor center and the nearby Fort Clatsop were very interesting. The center has many interesting exhibits and a short moive well worth the time. The fort has been rebuilt but because they have the original plans it is very much like the original. There is a small fee but if you have the National Park senior pass it is... More 

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