Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Visitor Center

Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Visitor Center

Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Visitor Center
4.5
Visitor Centers • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and Seaman the dog on our 79-acre property. Step aboard an authentic full sized 55-foot replica of the Keelboat used by the explorers over 200 years ago. Relive the adventure by exploring our interactive exhibits: burrow with the Prairie Dogs, run with the American Bison, be surprised by our ferocious Grizzly Bear. Listen to the calls of every bird that was documented along the expedition. Pull the oars on the pirogue. Avoid the snags as you race down the Missouri River with our newest exhibit. Go into the 48 foot in diameter Plains Indian Earth Lodge. Follow our trails to the Missouri River Overlook and the Birding Amphitheater. Bring a snack lunch to enjoy at our outdoor picnic area!
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Doug p
Lincoln, NE1 contribution
We have known this area is here for a long time and finally decided to come see it. This is a great spot, especially if you are a Lewis and Clark expedition or American History fan. The replicas are fantastic and you can see how much work has gone in to creating an educational space. Taking time to read all of the information made the experience even better for us and also doing the interactive displays. Our 10 year old enjoyed this also and ended up with a great book about Lewis' dog Seaman. We also walked half of the trails and just spent time listening to the birds and watching the insects on the dirt trails. The Earth Lodge was also very cool. We will plan to return to this with other family.
Written April 18, 2021
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EC13091
Ellicott City, MD1,115 contributions
Couples
Don’t miss this visitor center if you are interested in Lewis and Clark’s scientific discoveries. There are three floors of exhibits, showing everything from the medicines Lewis used, the flora and fauna they described for science, and many of the instruments they used. The life size boat replicas really help you understand the expedition. There are many Lewis and Clark Visitor Centers. This one is worth a detour to visit.
Written August 29, 2022
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1966Airstream
Illinois265 contributions
We finally had time to stop and visit this Lewis & Clark exhibit on our latest trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. We noticed the Center in the past but our trips were always too rushed to stop. We enjoyed all the exhibits and especially the lodge home on an outside trail. Unfortunately the exhibit is small and there wasn't a whole lot to see. But the things they had were interesting and visually appealing. It was fun to see the boat replica along with reading about the experiences of Lewis & Clark. It does not cost much so even though it was small it was worth the money. The cost was $5.50 for adults. We spent about 1.5 hours doing the inside and two trails on the outside.
Written June 30, 2020
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Debbie Y
Ames, IA83 contributions
This Visitor Center is amazing. We loved the interactive displays, designed with children in mind, but adults learn so much through it as well. The video game in the indoor keel boat made us feel like we were actually steering a boat on the sunken tree infested Missouri River. It was fun. And the trails to the Missouri River overlook and to the Earthen Lodge were great. Highly recommended. Friendly staff add to the experience.
Written October 25, 2021
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HuskerTraveler2
Lincoln, NE1,088 contributions
Family
Just 5 minutes from I-29 at Nebraska Hwy 2. Beautiful building offers a brief look at the unbelievable feat of rowing up and down the Missouri River in the early 1800's. Slow down and stretch your legs for an hour or less and learn about how the West was first explored. Great view of the river. Good interactive displays for children. Virus safe, especially as you move outdoors on the well kept trails.
Written August 5, 2020
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dyej
Picayune, MS69 contributions
Family
Ok we all know the history behind Lewis and Clark but, do you know the science about the expedition? If not then head here. This little museum discusses the plants and animals sent back to Thomas Jefferson. What the expedition ate and medicines they took. There is a replica of Discovey and all right along the Missouri River in Nebraska City, NB.
Written June 12, 2021
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kansasteacher2
8 contributions
This is a hidden gem! If you have any interest at all in Lewis and Clark's travels, you should see this. We spent about two hours here. There are three floors of exhibits and some trails outside, including one to an overlook of the Missouri River. Very nice 30-minute documentary film as well. Highly recommended.
Written March 26, 2021
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Ken J
Bellevue, NE38 contributions
Couples
We were visiting the area and decided to stop for another history moment, my wife lives those. Didn't know what to expect from a visitors center off the highway but this was a pretty good stop. It was chilly and the outside "stuff" was closed for good reason but the inside "stuff"is still worth the stop. Give it a shot and if you have kids with you, plan for about an hour... if not, thirty minutes is more like it. Educational, informative, safe, clean, cheap... go do it.
Written December 13, 2020
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ichoosejoy
Nebraska City, NE125 contributions
This interpretive center has some very interesting and fun exhibits. When I was there guests young and old were having a great time and learned a lot as did I. It is really a great place to visit. Take time to walk the trail to to Missouri River Overlook.
Written July 12, 2021
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martine028
Bartlesville, OK213 contributions
We drove all day and we were looking for a stop on our way to stretch and walk . This place is great . There are few hiking trails with nice views . Also a visitor center with interesting displays and quiz . The visitor center presents a short documentary but we did not have time to see it since they were about to close .
Written November 11, 2021
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