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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
Phone Number: 636-947-3199
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A museum dedicated to the journey of explorers Lewis & Clark.

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jbwhitehouse
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Dallas, Texas
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Chapel Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Bill S
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank jbwhitehouse
Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank Eric B
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank gocaligirl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Terry G
St. Charles, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 5 kids here and we had a great time looking around at all the exhibits at the Boat House! I recommend stopping by for an hour or so to look around!

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Thank Heather G
Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's plenty to discover here. Intriguing exhibits are placed low enough for kids to see and experience. There's an abundance of animal displays as well as artifacts from the time of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. A costume area allows for dressing up in early 19th century clothing. My personal favorite is the boat display below the museum that has... More 

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Thank isaiah4113
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We sat outside it was too warm in the sun our water found a shady place for us. The food was great and could not ask for better service. Wow what a limb to the 3rd floor. Tough on us old guys.

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Thank David B
Pleasant Hill. Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The museum and gift shop were nice and cool on a hot day. The price of admission to the museum is only $5. The staff was very nice and informative. They have a lot items for sale and some freebies for kids

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