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The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

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Address: Intersection of US Hwy 83 and ND Hwy 200A, 2576 8th St SW, Washburn, ND 58577
Phone Number: 877-462-8535
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Must see place for anyone who has an interest in the Lewis and Clark expedition. Exhibits at the center and very well presented with many opportunities for hands on. Information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Westchester, NY

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Westchester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must see place for anyone who has an interest in the Lewis and Clark expedition. Exhibits at the center and very well presented with many opportunities for hands on. Information presented in the exhibits prepares you well for the visit to Fort Mandan nearby. Loved the statue at the front of the building.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice little museum for those interested in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They have done some renovations and/or made some changes since the last time I was there four or five years ago. Great first stop, before heading to Fort Mandan (a couple of miles up the road). It has some really interesting artifacts and reproductions of items found in... More 

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just one of several sites in the area dedicated to the Lewis and Clark Expeditions, others are the Knife River National Historic Site and Fort Mandan, The Interpretive center is basically a museum type place which provides a lot of good information on the area, natives, and Lewis & Clark. The best part is the nearby Fort Mandan... More 

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rome, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife an I were amazed at this center. The displays are beyond description. There are interactive displays throughout. As one walks through the display you see the forethought given by Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark that went into this expedition. The displays of uniforms, weapons, tools, instruments, and Indian lore are excellent. We recommend at least an hour... More 

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Roanoke VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very attractive building and displays on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Excellent displays and beautiful artwork. Admission includes tour of Fort Mandan. The only downside is that the museum is quite a distance from Bismarck. However, If you have the time, well worth the drive.

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Mandan, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had some time to kill during a trip to Washburn and thought we'd check it out. At first we thought the $7.50 adult admission fee might be high but it was with it. I grew up here but learned a lot more about areas history. Smaller museum but packed with interesting displays.

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North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

If you're coming through Washburn, turn in by Cenex and visit the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, you'll be glad you did. It's informative, interesting and very well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a great interpretive center. Extremely well done. Displays are excellent. Many real artifacts. Plan at least a hour.

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This interpretive center provides a comprehensive understanding of the importance of Lewis & Clark's winter stay at Fort Mandan, meeting Sacajawea and her husband Charbonneau and their education about the Native American tribes they would meet as they continued their journey to the Pacific Ocean. Excellent exhibits and signage throughout.

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Grafton, North Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Excellent, interactive displays. Much background information about reasons for the expedition and the knowledge gained. Displays of the Three Affiliated Tribes and their importance. 3 art galleries. Great if you like history or if you want to learn about North Dakota.

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