Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Sioux City: Hours, Address, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Betty Strong Encounter Center comprise an almost 20,000-square-foot, private, non-profit cultural complex, built and sustained by Missouri River Historical Development, Inc. (MRHD). The Interpretive Center opened in 2002 to commemorate the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial. It expanded in late 2007 with the opening of the adjoining Betty Strong Encounter Center to fulfill a permanent mission of "commemorating a history of encounters before, during and after the expedition. Joined by the symbolic Crossroads, these two parts create a Missouri Riverfront home for exhibits, programs and activities that explore how we live together as diverse people and how we care for our land, our great river, and other natural resources. Admission and programs are free.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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SouthernSoujourner
San Jose, CA78 contributions
May 2022
Wonderful center full of information and interactive exhibits which are great for kids. The staff is very friendly.
Written June 6, 2022
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Bidadaripertiwi
Grand Haven, MI60 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Worth visit. Very well done. Even my teens are interested. Lots of interactive activities for them. Learning history in fun way. Staff are very friendly and helpful.
Written April 5, 2022
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AnoelW
East Pittsburgh, PA31 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
My kids 12 & 10 didn’t know about the Lewis and Clark expedition. This was a great stop and introduction! A lot of information, interactive displays, and it’s free!
Written September 16, 2021
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PhatPatW
Charlotte, NC2,088 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
What a gem of a place. This museum is well kept with alot of interactive items for the kids. Beautiful sculptures outside and a very detailed history of the Lewis and Clark expedition. If you are around Sioux City I would certainly stop and spent an hour.
Written August 22, 2021
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Nancy S
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
the lady there was prettyyyy sus, I mean idk bout you but she was WEIRD. like wdym. she talked to much. (it was the old lady) I just wanna enjoy.
Written August 12, 2021
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Homecroft56
Nineveh, IN381 contributions
Jul 2021
Stopped in because of our interest in history - Wow! Was not expecting a top notch museum with interactive life like animatronics. Very informative - great for all ages. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Written August 5, 2021
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JBH
301 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a small center with the area's Corp of Discovery history and local artist displays. There was a local musician performing when we came as well. There are statues in the front that depict local animals and one of Louis and Clark and the dog. There are four flower shaped instruments and some signs about local species with fun little activities to do.

The best part about the center is that it has booklets for kids that you can stamp as you walk through learning more about the expedition in Sioux City. The added interactive component was the best touch.

The center is free.
Written July 30, 2021
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Doglover
Olathe, KS28 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Fantastic place filled with rich explorer history of Lewis and Clark. Friendly staff and knowledgeable.
Written July 11, 2021
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Brooke M
Elberton, GA291 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
GPS will send you the wrong way!! Use exit 149! We arrived just as they were closing but they did allow us to come in and get literature about the museum. We were able to walk around the grounds for pictures. Wish we could have gotten to see the museum, the informational packets were wonderful.
Written June 26, 2021
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Denise D
Tampa, FL192 contributions
Apr 2021
My husband and I stumbled on this place while driving from Lincoln, NE to Sioux Falls, SD. It was a great opportunity to stretch our legs and learn a little something about the area. The staff at the center were friendly and helpful. The exhibits were well-presented and very interesting.
Written May 29, 2021
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is open:
  • Tue - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM