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Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center

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Address: 1050 S Riverside Dr, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3481
Phone Number: 636-947-3199
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A museum dedicated to the journey of explorers Lewis & Clark.

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Great food, service.

Good food and service, My wife and I have never had a bad meal or poor service. however, not ADA compliant to all areas in the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gary D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food and service, My wife and I have never had a bad meal or poor service. however, not ADA compliant to all areas in the restaurant.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 5 and 10 year old kids both enjoyed this site. They were given scavenger hunt and activity pages to complete during our visit- with a prize upon completion. The diorama was beautiful. They loved watching the video, seeing the stream table, and dressing up in period costume. We found the center very informative and the staff friendly and knowledgeable.

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Alvin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$5 for adults, $2 for kids Full of replicas, models, and some artifacts. Miniature houses, a campsite, streams, and stuffed animals. Journal entries from Lewis and Clark throughout the museum. A lot of information if you take the time to read it. There's an animal scavenger hunt for older kids. Informative movie on continuous replay. Period dress-up clothes available to... More 

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Marshallville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grandkids (ages 1 and 3) really loved the animal hunt -- the "tough" find is the opossum (no spoiler here). The section of the movie we watched (NG Lewis & Clark) inspired me to buy the Blu-ray. Anyone visiting St. Charles should see this place.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The draw here are the boats. These boats really made the trip to observe the bicentennial of the excursion. (A video of it is available for purchase). The problem is this is really a boathouse. The boats are safely stored on trailers behind an iron fence. There is a platform and you can see them some but not like you... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

A must see on anyone interested in Lewis and Clark expedition. It is a little known fact that they began a part of their trip here in St Charles on the banks of the Missouri river. The city, county an state have spent a good sum of money making this an attractive site to visit and you will not be... More 

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We found this place because our friends who live there highly recommended it. The boat house is right along the Missouri River in lovely St. Charles, MO. The boat house is in a great log building that is truly lovely inside. Start with the film in the school house area -- wait til it is near the beginning. It is... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We didn't visit the museum upstairs, but the boats on the ground level are a compelling sight. There are reconstructions of Lewis and Clark's keelboat and two pirogues, all of which are seaworthy and were used to recreate the complete voyage. The boat house also has a nice explanation of their collapsible iron boat. If you visit, be sure to... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Took my grandkids there and we all enjoyed it, especially me. Learn about the trip Lewis and Clark made up the Missouri River. You'll get to see a replica of the type of boat they used.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The center is convenient to the interstate and made a nice rest stop place for us. The nature center would be interesting, especially to kids, and the history with movie and exhibits would be better for older kids and adults. Lewis and Clark is such a great story and this is an excellent place to start.

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