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Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

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Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

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Steven S wrote a review Sep 2017
Bellingham139 contributions22 helpful votes
We rode bikes from Dayton to the steel sculptures. It was just over two miles and not too much up hill. We almost missed them, looked to the right and wondered why all the horses and people were in the field. Looked again and it was obviously the Patit Creek Campsite sculptures. They really blend in with the landscape. It is a cool display and the silhouettes are very lifelike from a short distance. I highly recommend checking out this free and historically interesting site.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Bmcmasters wrote a review May 2016
Dayton, Washington, USA11 contributions3 helpful votes
Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery traveled through this area in 1906 on their return trip. In the early 2000's a full scale restoration of the campsite was created, depicting all attendees as they were documented in journals. Even Seaman the dog is there. There is a legend overlooking the campsite which gives you more information. Each year, townspeople walk from the Dayton Historic Depot out to the campsite to have dinner and listen to narrative about the Corps. We just did this last week. It was very cool to eat amongst the silhouette metal statues.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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JustaHoosier wrote a review Sep 2015
Fort Wayne, Indiana231 contributions94 helpful votes
We enjoyed our visit along the Lewis and Clark Historic Trail on the Columbia River. The "Dismal Nitch" was scenic and interesting. The hikes up to the lighthouses are steep, but worth it. Great views of the Pacific and the Columbia River!
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Date of experience: September 2015
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Loring G wrote a review Jun 2015
Tucson, Arizona54 contributions17 helpful votes
This roadside stop was recommended to us by the ranger at the WA State Park west of Dayton and it is a great site. There is no glitz and you can miss it as you drive along Patit Creek, but when you stand in front of the plaque and read the descriptions of what you see in front of you, the L&C Expedition comes alive. This is a very creative way to tell the story and we enjoyed it very much. Thanks to the town of Dayton for such an interesting display and artful story telling. The negative review of this site is describing something hundreds of miles to the west.
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Date of experience: August 2014
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Sharon C wrote a review Aug 2014
Waitsburg, Washington134 contributions52 helpful votes
We take everyone who visits us to the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail near Dayton, WA. The Lewis and Clark Expedition camped here in 1806. As part of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, the town of Dayton created a full scale restoration of the campsite using life-sized metal silhouette sculptures of all the members of the expedition. You almost feel like you are there! Every time we visit, I am just in awe of what Lewis & Clark accomplished, and what it must have been like. Dayton also boasts a day-park with statues and information about Lewis & Clark.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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