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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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A museum dedicated to the journey of explorers Lewis & Clark.

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A part of history you should not miss out on

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Chapel Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank To-King
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We saw 4 attractions in St Charles including Lewis and Clark Boat House. The visit was free and was very informative. 3 reproductions of boats like Lewis and Clark used are parked at the center. Upstairs is a display of different stops Lewis and Clark made on their way west. This includes quotes from Lewis journals.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Grandkids enjoyed the scavenger hunt; they said they learned a lot. They were disappointed that their papers were not checked. They got a L&C stamped penny. Admission price $5 adults and $2 for children under 17. Lots of interesting and informative exhibits clearly labeled and identified. A 42 minute movie documents the L&C journey. Be sure to see the boat... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Very inexpensive learning souvenirs. The tour is affordable and interesting. The staff answers all questions w knowledge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is fun thing to do while in St. Charles, MO. It's a small little museum with a self-guided tour. We found it informative and interesting. Good to understand a little history about the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This museum was very informative or a great review for those interested in the Lewis & Clark expedition from St. Charles Mo to the Pacific Ocean. I suggest middle school age & up as written descriptions & most displays are higher up off the floor for younger ones. One room has a video of areas of the country along the... More 

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