Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center

Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center, Saint Charles: Hours, Address, Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center

Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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A museum dedicated to the journey of explorers Lewis & Clark.
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Lauren W
8 contributions
Sep 2021
The displays were very informative and we found out while we were there, that it's part of the National Park Service, so bring your Passport Book and your Annual Pass (if you have them).
Written September 16, 2021
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,531 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a very informative stop if you are interested in the Lewis and Clark journey. There are replica boats which have been used in several films and a neat museum that highlights all aspects of the area and trip from wildlife to events - plenty to read and see. They show a film which gives a greater appreciation of what transpired. Decent sized gift shop with plenty of parking available. It was a nominal $5 to enter the museum.
Written September 8, 2021
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Kim B
26 contributions
Jul 2021
We found this to be a very informative & interesting visit! Multiple dioramas journaled the journey of Lewis & Clark, complete with lots of artifacts & a wonderful little video. Well worth the small fee & we spent about an hour here.
Written July 13, 2021
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snoopysmomma
Decatur, IL15 contributions
Jul 2021
Great place to stop. Yesterday ( 7-4-21), we were on our way to O Fallon, MO for the weekend. I wanted something to do along the way between St. Louis and O Fallon.

While it was extremely hot and humid outside, and there was a large, large boardwalk of people and activities, we chose to go inside the Boat House and Nature Center. It was a great price ( $5 each), and we walked around and read the interesting materials about Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea. I learned that I had so much respect for this young Indian girl who was taken from her tribe at a very young age, and one who was just a young married teen when she guided Lewis and Clark on their boating expedition. It was a very nice museum, the workers in the store were so friendly. It was a very nice experience
Written July 5, 2021
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elawson
philadelphia area525 contributions
Apr 2021
A small museum but chocked full of information. My 9-year-old daughter did a report on Sacagawea so we already knew a lot about the expedition but this place definitely opens your eyes to the whole expedition.
If you can get there on a day when they take the boats out, it would probably be a great experience. We were only in Missouri for a weekend and will never get to see the reenactment.
Written April 11, 2021
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Kathy
West Lafayette, IN178 contributions
Jan 2021
We always enjoy historical experiences and this was a good one. The video was well done and many of the displays were good and seemingly accurate. The woman who was hostess was glad to hear our question about why Sgt. Floyd's name was on the list of bicentenial partidipants...after all, he was one who died in 1804 or 1805. She was looking into it!
Summertime might have been better to see the keel boats in action, but we enjoyed the models
Written January 11, 2021
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suekimbo
143 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Lot of history. Good film. A must if you like history. Located on Missouri River. Log of artifacts and good social distancing.
Written October 9, 2020
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Regan A
Saint Clair Shores, MI86 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
This place is dog friendly! This was a great way to get out of the heat and learn about the Louis and Clark expedition. The gift shop was cute too. The boats are on the street level and locked away so you can't get a good view of them, but i would recommend the museum.
Written August 1, 2020
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spiritwheels
Los Angeles, CA464 contributions
Jul 2020
This is a good place for Lewis and Clark history buffs. There is a reconstructed keelboat on the bottom floor. That gives you an idea why the Corps of Discovery needed 33 men to haul it up River . The main museum on the second floor is small and cramped., but since Lewis & Clark started at St. Charles, the museum provides a detailed account from beginning to end, displaying lots of period items and models. There are several videos scattered around, but the best movie is the last one in a separate viewing room. When you are done just look outside that see the strength of the Missouri River as it flows down stream.
Written July 28, 2020
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Charlene H
Saint Louis, MO64 contributions
Feb 2020
Five dollars to do the tour which could take a couple of hours. Educational and fun. Beautiful view. Great movie, about 40 minutes, with magnificent scenes. Scenes recreated of buildings of the period. Animals found during the journey. Lovely view of the Missouri River. Gift shop with many educational books and toys.
Written February 1, 2020
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Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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